Traps that Cause People to Lose their Relevance as they Age
Everyone desires to feel important in one area or the other in life. People tend to measure their worth by so many metrics that make them feel good, loved and appreciated. However, as one age in life, things also take on a new turn. Sometimes even the prepared are taken aback. The question is how does one stay relevant when aging in one’s career and life?
Here are simple things to do and traps to avoid.
You can learn new skills at any stage and age of your life. Your skills will enable you to stay relevant in many ways. You will still be in demand by people who need your expertise.
People are not obliged to honor you, they decide.
To avoid lots of embarrassments and disappointments as you age, simply lower your expectations from others. Once you learn not to expect too much from others, you will appreciate the beauty of the simple pleasures in life.
Leaving a legacy by virtue of mentoring others will cause you to be revered as you age. So, reach out and teach others. If you are retiring from your job, don’t retire with all your expertise, share it with others.
The truth is that one of the best ways to document your expertise is to write a book. If you can’t write a book, hire a ghostwriter to help you.
It’s about time to have a good book in your name. A book establishes your expert status and causes you to stay relevant in your chosen field.
In this age two major traps that cause great men to fall are:
Once your reputation is lost, it becomes almost irreparable.
Build trust and be trustworthy.
Whatever happens, don’t lose your relevance. Keep your brand
By: Bernard Kelvin Clive (Trainer, Personal Branding Coach at BKC Consulting, & Amazon bestselling author of 40 published books.)
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