I once worked for someone (CEO) who said that after he retired, he’d come back as an assistant to the CEO — enabling him to maintain intellectual stimulation while providing counsel and mentorship to others. That never happened, but the movie “The Intern” and the real-life senior intern chronicled in Fast Company, describe the very real human need for purpose and “a reason to get up in the morning.”
Unfortunately, both depict the stereotypical Millennial-Baby Boomer disconnects, but ultimately they come around to showing the struggles people have figuring out how to channel their passions and skills — at mid-life and beyond. This is particularly relevant now — since the number of seniors will grow from 44 million to 88 million by 2050.
Check out my workshop “Refresh, Reboot or Reinvent? (Re)Discovering the Purpose and Passion in Your Work and Life” to help you unlock the answer to “why do I get up in the morning?”