Boundless Potential: Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond

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What is the lifelong potential of the human mind?  Might I have talents or brainpower that I'm unaware of?  Can I make money and a difference doing something I love?  Is there some science to this or just luck?

Millions of us in our 40's, 50's and 60's face career, financial and personal challenges beyond anything we anticipated--we're filled with fresh uncertainties.

We've seen careers derailed and investments devastated by economic chaos. Some of us have grown restless or burned out in our businesses or professions. Others have unexpectedly 'flunked retirement,' finding the so-called 'golden years' mind-numbingly boring.

However we've come to it, the challenge is the same:  What Now?

Personally driven by this question, Peabody award-winning journalist and Fortune 100 leadership consultant Mark S. Walton set out on his most fascinating assignment yet. Crisscrossing America to meet with remarkably re-inventive people, and researching the latest breakthroughs in brain science, psychology, creativity and happiness, he made three life-altering discoveries:

State-of-the-art neuroscience has revealed that we are hard-wired for reinvention through the emergence of extraordinary new brainpowers in life's second half.

A growing number of men and women are learning to leverage this inborn potential. In midlife, they're raising the bar --inventing profitable new careers, businesses, and avenues for social impact that extend well into their 70's, 80's, even 90's. 

Longevity experts are increasingly convinced that doing work that 'pays it forward' to future generations pays us back in personal long-term health and happiness.

What unrealized possibilities exist for each of us in midlife and beyond?  How do we find and unlock our unique talents and capabilities?  What kinds of people have accomplished this? What can we learn from their experiences?

In Boundless Potential Walton shares his surprising and encouraging findings, weaving first-hand accounts, cutting edge research, and practical lessons into an actionable blueprint for redesigning our lives and work. Entertaining, informative, and empowering, this groundbreaking book delivers overwhelming evidence that we were never meant to downgrade our ambitions or goals, but to continually reinvent them.  

 

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This book's pages contain the real-life experiences and pragmatic wisdom of uncommon men and women--people who have led the second half of their lives in an extraordinary way.

Each made a conscious choice to raise the bar, rather than lower his or her expectations. They decided to keep "going for the gold" in their way of living--to design and play a different game.

In midlife and beyond, they set out to reinvent their earlier success by creating a new kind of work they could truly love. And in doing so, they built a rich livelihood and legacy based on their full lifetime potential, not just the choices and necessities of earlier years.

As I encountered such people in the process of my research, I came to describe them as reinventive, and, by extension, to label the nature of their pursuits reinventive work.

"Why live on just one cylinder," one reinventive woman asked me, "never experiencing the joy and power of the rest?"

Meeting such individuals and, in particular, conducting the in-depth personal interviews that are an integral part of this book, has been a profoundly awakening experience for me, as I intend that reading Boundless Potential will be for you.

Be assured, this is no volume of theory or chicken soup for growing older.

It is a practical inquiry into the challenges of today and to­morrow, an intelligent person's guide to a fundamentally new--a twenty-first-century--redefinition of the word success.

-Mark S. Walton, Author: Boundless Potential

About the Author:

Mark S. Walton is founding Chairman of the Center for Leadership Communication, a global leadership development enterprise whose clients include General Electric, Duke Energy, GlaxoSmithKline and the Toyota Motor Corporation. He has been a Professor of Leadership in the United States Navy's Advanced Management Program and a Senior Lecturer at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Earlier in his career, he was Chief White House Correspondent at CNN.  

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