Finding your second act can be one of the most challenging – and rewarding – endeavors in your life. A second act career is your chance to make your own path, attaining personal, rather than societal goals. Reform your career by pursuing your real priorities: fulfillment, social impact, flexibility, comfy pants…whatever they may be. But what, exactly, defines a second act success? And how can you achieve it?
Second Act Success is here to open the conversation.
If you are starting your journey into rediscovering your career goals, you probably have a lot of questions.
- What is a second act?
- How do I figure out what I want in a second career?
- How do I leverage the skills I have built into a new career that I love AND that I am good at?
- What is the key to second act success?
There is no one path to finding fulfillment in a career. Our mission is to explore the way millions of women (and men) are rediscovering themselves in today’s society. They are opening their own dream businesses or volunteering at causes important to them. Some are transforming hobbies into jobs or finally starting that side hustle. No two women find their second act success in the same way.
If you are looking for more from the second half of your career – things like a sense of fulfillment, making an impact, finding pride in your work, the opportunity to give back, or the ability to spend time with your family, while earning the money to support them – Second Act Success is here for you.
Every week, Second Act Success will examine ways real women have pivoted from their first career to their second (and sometimes third) act. We will look at pitfalls and success stories. We will talk to individual women who have taken that leap and started over, finding happiness and success in unexpected ways.
Second Act Success will cover issues that are plaguing women and keeping them from taking the scary next steps in career satisfaction. We will talk about overcoming issues like child care, benefits, raising capital, a lack of confidence, fear and many others. Interviews with women in all areas – in all types of career paths – will focus on the different ways of finding second act success. Hear about mistakes they make and how to avoid them. Learn how to identify hidden opportunities, decision triggers, or nutric (opposite of toxic) contributors.
The thought of starting over can be overwhelming, but we are here to assure you that you are not alone. Some career changes evolve naturally and organically, but most don’t. The majority of women make an intentional decision to start something new, to do something completely different. Whether that is because they are returning to the workforce after raising children, because they hated their career trajectory, or something like the pandemic gave them time to reevaluate their priorities.
Before you make any decisions, talk with us. Tell us what your goals are or what is your biggest obstacle. Share any positive stories or changes that you have made, both large and small, that impacted your career fulfillment. Let us know if you know any amazing women that need to have their story told to the world. Second Act Success is about helping our community of women follow their passions and pursue their dreams.
We are here for you. Let’s all find our Second Act Success together.