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In this inspirational book beloved broadcast journalist Jane Pauley helps people in the middle of their lives successfully navigate a“reinvention” phase and build a positive powerful futureEveryone is talking about “reinvention” President Obama used the term nine times in a State of the Union address Magazines newspapers and online blogs freuently devote coverage to the topic But even though people are ready to reinvent themselves many simply don’t know where to start Jane Pauley is here to helpA familiar face on morning daytime and primetime television for than thirty years Pauley hosts the award winning “Your Life Calling” segment on the Today show profiling many remarkable yet relatable people over fifty whose personal reinvention informs and inspires They include Betsy a fifty seven year old healthcare executive who left corporate life to make her cherished pastime—knitting—her full time occupation And Paul fifty three who left information technology where he felt like he “masueraded as a computer geek for twenty years” built a brick oven in his own backyard and resolved to open a pizzeria And did Gid a self described jack of all trades who admitted to being easily bored found his calling at sixty one on the comedy stage performing in clubs churches and on cruises Gid discovered that Baby Boomers are a lucky generation “They get a do over” With insight and wit Pauley tells her own story as well Her warm and often funny perspective makes this book a deeply personal rewarding and very timely read Your Life Calling is filled with practical ideas inspiration and motivation for anyone who knows the yearning for “something different” or “something ”


10 thoughts on “Your Life Calling

  1. says:

    The best parts of the book are where Jane Pauley writes about herself I did not know she was bipolar She also talks about herself and some of her insecurities The book is highly anecdotal I felt the book should have been divided into two sections with one section about people pursuing new interests and another about people pursuing new careersMany of the people in this book I would say are in retirement they don't have to worry about money I think that is a common form of reinvention people in retirement who no longer have to worry about money so they can pursue what they are interested in rather than make money Benjamin Franklin and Bill Gates might be examples of this type of reinventionHowever I think this book will be a disappointment to many people who are fifty plus like myself who are looking for a change but still need to work Many of the women in this book did not need to work for money This is in a contrast to me and many end of the baby boom women who now have major breadwinning responsibilities which their mothers did not haveMany people both men and women are expecting to need to work until their seventies for money Most people I know if their fifties if they are lucky enough to be working are feeling the golden handcuff Their jobs have grown old but they still have major responsibilities and need to work Many are starting the major expense of sending their kids to college They have reached a stage in their careers where it is hard to make a change without getting a cut in income and they need the money In addition the recession is making it hard for people to change jobs Most people I know over 50 want to reinvent themselves However many of them lack the means to make this transformation I think one aspect of the mid life transition that many people face is that they get bored with their adult life and want to do something new People get a been there done that feeling They want to rekindle a certain feeling of growth and expectation that they had when they were younger However they have responsibilities then they had when they were younger so it makes harder to do certain things that they would like to doToday’s economy makes it tough for people to change in their middle years in terms of jobs Sometimes boredom with work can be alleviated by new hobbies or interests but this can be hard with family responsibilities and long working hoursI think a book would be nice that dealt with mid life transformation in a world where many people are probably feeling stuck in a life situation that they would like to change


  2. says:

    The objective of this book according to the author is to inspire people through storytelling to imagine their own future in powerful and positive ways Pauley weaves her story into the telling of those anecdotes so there's a nice rhythm She's relentlessly cheerful and self effacing and uses her broadcaster cadence in telling each story The result is a kind of tonal flatness no real highs or lows Yet there is still enough in this book for me to feel it was worth reading Here are some takeawaysinstead of empty nest syndrome one reinventor saw the newly available time as a gift box that I could fill somehow That was a refreshingly takethe idea of packing for your future What might you take with you into very old age that you can look back upon and think I'm glad I did that I'm at peace because I did that Also to be willing to happily give up on some things like running a marathon or learning a foreign languagethe idea that self discovery is not a prereuisite for reinvention It's the payoffThe only knock on this book is broader than one book or Jane Pauley herself it's a lack of candor about the fact that only a certain economic group can indulge in unpaid dream chasing A good number of older people will never have that luxury and I think we should acknowledge that Now if somebody would come along and write a book about How I Reinvented Myself While Enduring Chronic Illness and Simultaneously Working Three Minimum Wage Jobs that would be noteworthy


  3. says:

    Don't read this book looking for advice on how to reinvent yourself in middle age This is not that type of book The only guidance given was to connect the dots from your past experiences in life to look for what has had meaning and passion for you And to not be afraid to try something newfear of failure can be paralyzing I did enjoy reading about Jane Pauley's life and the vignettes of the people she interviewed who did reinvent themselves at a later point in life the dancer who became an accupuncturist the couple who left the US to open a cooking school in Tuscany the woman who decided to become a chocolatier And some stories were truly inspirational the woman who established the Half the Sky Foundation which began with an adoption of an infant girl in China and the man who was selling a drilling rig in Maryland and then went on to travel to Ghana and drill over a thousand wells at his own expense These individuals were blessed to have found their passion and opportunity to make a difference and leave their mark on the world making it a better place for others


  4. says:

    I expected from this book As I recently entered my 50's and my roles are shifting I thought this would be a timely read The book includes stories of people who have made happy transitions along with some reflections on Jane Pauley's own journey But there just really wasn't anything I haven't heard before and although she comes across as very friendly in her writing I honestly didn't find Jane Pauley very interesting The structure was that of just free writing and the book just became repetitive for me


  5. says:

    I think I like this book so much because I am living it I now have a life I could not have imagined even ten years ago Sadly part of the impetus to change has been loss I lost my mother on my 51st birthday and reading her notebooks and papers made me get serious about writing Then I lost my biggest supporter in that endeavor my husband and have since signed three book contracts began a job as a library director and do writing and couponing workshops I am living my dream but without the partner that was the wind beneath my wings I loved reading about other people who began living a different sort of life after the age of 50


  6. says:

    There are some nice stories in here Some are even inspirational But ultimately I'm not the right target audience for this Maybe I'll pick it up in another 15 20 yearsJane Pauley is shouting from the rooftops that it's never too late to change your career; that things like service and self fulfillment should be the driving force in your second act and money can take a back seat; that you can find your life's calling even after retirement And I think she has such enthusiasm for her message because her generation was the first to figure out those things But all respect to Jane Pauley I'm fortunate to be in the preceding generation that says Well duh


  7. says:

    I was disappointed in this book It's choppy and didn't flow well She speaks candidly and I like that but there were a lot of vignettes about people she's interviewed The theme of the book baby boomers are now over 50 and reinventing themselves is interesting But the delivery of the message is garbled She writes in a gossipy chatty way that I became bored with And my final complaint is that the people she chose to chat about all seem to be uite wealthy money is not an issue in anyone's reinvention There wasn't much I learned from this book and would not recommend it


  8. says:

    It was very interesting to read about Jane Pauleya fellow Hoosier who we watched on TV from her first days in Indianapolis and she relays many thoughts and facts about her life I think someone in her place lifestyle experience etc would not have trouble 'reimagining' her life as the resources available to her all probably almost endless I think retirement calls for 'reimagining' of one's life but not always on such a large scale as this book reflects


  9. says:

    I enjoyed the stories of individuals who made life changes found them to be interesting and sometimes motivational Jane's interlaced anecdotes of her own life showed too much self aggrandizement for my taste I often felt she used the book's topic as a means to place her own life on a pedestal


  10. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book Pauley writes in a very conversational tone is funny and humble She shares stories from her videos that are produced in conjunction with AARP The people in the book found ways to reinvent themselves in retirement or after a layoff I'm hoping in a few years I'll figure out what I want and can do next food for thought