How To Reinvent Your Career When You're Over 40

Marci Alboher
artist job tips
artist job tips

Career books often tell us that we should learn from successful leaders in business, the nonprofit sector or government. But in their new book, "Becoming a Life Change Artist," Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan argue that we could all benefit from studying the processes used by visionary artists like Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci -- sound advice for anyone preparing for an encore career.

In order to do their work, artists need to excel at preparation, seeing, using context, embracing uncertainty, taking risks, collaborating, and applying discipline -- traits that would serve anyone embarking on a creative pursuit or a life change. In a recent interview, Fred Mandell explained how to build the core skills necessary to navigate any life change.