Switching careers: A mission to be entrepreneurs

Changing the direction of your career can be scary. Obstacles litter the path, from a mortgage to uncertainty about what that new profession should even be. But 13 people over 60 took the leap in Bruce Frankel's inspiring book, What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life.

At an age when many of us are contemplating retirement, they found success in their second, even third, careers because "their new careers became personal missions," explained Frankel. "Many of them began in curiosity, without knowing where they were going. They set goals and worked them step by step. When people are unable to suffer the uncertainty of moving step by step, they often foreclose possibilities."

Added Frankel, "The people were aware, to greater and lesser degrees, that their missions were also meant to redefine them."