After 35 years in the same business, is it possible to turn on a dime and make a go of it in some entirely new field? The answer of course is “yes,” but when you’ve been “downsized” or otherwise unceremoniously dumped by your company, it is still an incredibly unsettling and disorienting experience. Sampling the comeback trails of successful encore career reinventor is an enormously important opportunity to reset our attitude and to regain our courage.
Enter Ted Smith, a realtor in Washington D.C. Ted has been selling residential real estate in the District for the past four years. He’s 64 years old, and plans to be selling real estate in the District until he’s 70, at which point he’s thinking of returning to Austin, TX, where he made his home for 35 years before going on his own Boomer Reinvention.