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 Advice to Our Younger Selves  Revisit earlier days to tap into your inner wisdom.

Our Terrific Traits Inventory the strengths & talents that got you this far; rely on them to blast forward.





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Insights & Observations

 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- The "Working Women" section offers services and ideas to help us summon our creativity and strength in all phases of our careers.  In the "Ponder That" section I comment on current news items and emerging trends.  In the "Tips" section I offer workplace advice and reminders. "About Me" is just that. "Mid LIFE Matters" has video preview clips from my public tv show.   


Speaker on Women's Wisdom

Please consider me for keynote/panel presentations & workshops! Drawing on research for my book, 55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women, as well as hosting a community TV show, "Mid LIFE Matters" -- I offer women a tonic for tackling new challenges.

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"Mid LIFE Matters" - Wallingford Public TV

 I host a half-hour show on WPAA-TV celebrating women's wisdom and wit.  Fascinating women share their stories on aging well:   Clips are available on You Tube - type "Georgian Lussier' in the You Tube search box.  



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E-Book Webinars & Workshops

Thank you to Joan Lahti, Ph.D., of Get To The Point Books for sponsoring a 45-minute webinar on my e-book, Are Your Star Performers Packing Their Bags?  How to Persuade Them to Stay.  Participants from across the country (and globe) reflected on their own retention tactics, and saw how to navigate this user-friendly workbook approach.   I offer similar sessions -- in person, online, or using blended technology, for any size group.  Contact Joan for a reference:



Below are two managment e-books I authored for retaining talent:


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Rethink Your Story



Writing about yourself can help you make desired changes.  Seems we develop personal narratives that, when revisited, can redirect our paths.  Studies show that expressive writing can cause us to reconsider self-defeating beliefs and to confront what may be false excuses for not achieving our goals.  These "writing interventions" are another testimony to the 'power of the pen.'  So take out your red pen and edit your story!  (Source:  "Writing Your Way to Happiness" by Tara Parker-Pope, the Well section of the NYT, 1/20/15)



Zenith Years - My Ideas


Choose for Yourself



Ruth Chang offers a challenge as we start the New Year -- rather than resolving to be 'better' selves (thinner, more gracious, etc.) -- ponder the possibility of making a choice to become someone different.

In her NYT article, "Resolving to Create a New You" (1/4/15) this professor of philosophy asks us to consider choosing to become the sort of person we want to be.  Not someone who makes choices others would value, but rather someone who is the author of her own life.   

When our decisions reflect our own values, there are no mistakes.



Short-changed Jobs




R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is in short supply, when jobs have unpredictable hours, no status, low pay and no security.  H.R. 101 theory says workers thrive when:   They are treated as adults... have mutual trust with management ... and feel respected. 

Barbara Ehrenriech chronicled the degrading experiences of women working in service jobs, in her book, Nickled & Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America.  She went 'undercover' to produce her journalistic findings on the lack of empathy for the working poor.

A new book, Hand to Mouth - Living in Bootstrap America, written by Linda Tirado, is featured in the NYT Book Review.  Sounds like a similar story, but by a bonafide member of the working poor.  She is quoted as saying the lack of feeling valued at work made her 'give up caring' about her job.  No doubt, making her performance a validation of management's world view.

We have a family member who is underemployed in order to pursue a non-traditional path.  These stories ring true. 


Borrow Trouble


Positive thinking will only get us so far.  Research says identifying potential barriers, after imagining a successful outcome, is a better bet.  Gabriele Oettingen, in a Gray Matter NYT column, reports that people get energized by thinking about how they will deal with obstacles that might crop up.  (10/27/14)

A professor and author, Gabriele calls the technique "mental contrasting.'' She says this approach spurs us on to make our wishes come true.  Her book is Rethinking Positive Thinking:  Inside the New Science of Motivation.