|"What's Next?" proves that dreams do
come true...a book full of wonderful experiences."
- Ann Richards, former governor of Texas
"This is a wonderful, inspiring book. Give it to your
friends. It truly helps us understand that you can have it all, just not
all at the same time. Some of the best moments for women may come later in
life and "What's Next" can help you realize your dreams."
- Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan B. Komen Foundation
for breast cancer research and Komen Race for the Cure
"What's Next?" is essential reading for any woman
over 40. It's an inspirational guide on how to compose a more meaningful
second half. Written by award-winning journalist Rena Pederson, with
self-help questions by Dr. Lee Smith, an executive coach, "What's Next?"
provides a step-by-step guide to help you get your second wind.
Each chapter includes "case history" profiles of
women - famous and not-so-famous - who have redefined themselves in
midlife. There are shared insights from Elizabeth Dole, Anna Quindlen,
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Julia Child, Beverly Sills, Susan Molinari, Linda
Ellerbee and many other women from around the United States.
With the wise advice in this practical, inspiring
book, you'll learn how to trust your intuition to say no and to recognize
when it's time to move on and to become stronger and most importantly, to
decide what's next --and what's best-- for you.
If you've reached the post-40 age, you're in good
company. Some 38 million women are in the age bracket of 40 to 65. Hillary
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|Farrah Fawcett are in their fifties. Meryl Streep and Lindsay
Wagner, the "Bionic Woman," have turned 50. Tipper Gore is a grandmother.
And Gloria Steinem is in her mid-sixties.
One out of three Americans is now approaching that
mid-life zone. And according to "The Wall Street Journal," every eight
seconds, someone in the United States will be turning 50 as the baby boom
hits middle age.
But Mae West was right: "You're never too old to
become younger." There is plenty of time for a second chance. Actuarial
tables indicate that Boomers will probably live another 30 years. So it's
not too late to begin a second career or start a parallel career or find a
cause that makes you feel energized .
The first step is to start asking the right
- How do you learn to listen to that little voice
inside of you that is saying its time to do something different with
- How do you filter out the voices of well-meaning
people who say "don't"?
- How can you get away from the busy-ness and
much-ness of life to find peace of mind?
- How can you become sure of what you need to do?
- How do you want to be remembered?
- What are you waiting for?