Dreams Have No Expiry Date
A Practical and Inspirational Way for Women to Take Charge of Their FuturesBook - 2005
Written by two accomplished Canadian women, this inspirational guide helps women redefine their life paths and find new meaning and direction at mid-life. "What will I do for the rest of my life? And what's next?" Many women are asking these most pressing questions. Whether capping a successful career and looking for a new challenge, finding themselves unexpectedly downsized or emerging from the home and looking for a new start in today's workforce, women are searching for purpose in their work and at leisure. In Dreams Have No Expiry Date, Laurie Gottlieb and Deanna Rosenswig show how mid-life is actually the best time for women to live their dreams, now that they have the freedom, emotional resources, self-knowledge, time, wisdom and energy to do so. In a step-by-step way, using interviews, research and exercises designed to stimulate thinking and increase self-awareness, Gottlieb and Rosenswig help women articulate and then achieve their dreams. The text is peppered with inspirational stories and anecdotes from women interviewed about their process, their learning and their dreams. Gottlieb and Rosenswig never underestimate the complexities of each woman's life, but instead help women work with their skills and abilities to chart a course for the next 30, 40 or even 50 years of their lives. Dreams Have No Expiry Date helps the reader • discover and articulate dreams • identify and mobilize inner strengths and resources • estimate readiness for change • identify the phases in the process of transitions • eliminate negatives that highjack dreams • optimize resources to realize dreams • create a personalized roadmap to make dreams a reality Excerpt from Dreams Have No Expiry Date If you hear yourself thinking one or more of the following statements, then this book is for you: • I have been there, done that -- and don't want to do this any more. • I have achieved my goals and need a new challenge. What's next? What are my choices? • I need to find passion, meaning and balance in my life. • I had planned to retire at 65 but was retired 15 years earlier. • I want to do something just for me. • Everything seems so uncertain all of a sudden; I'm questioning everything in my life. • It's now or never.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, 
Characteristics: 242 p. :,ill.