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9th Oct 2014: Welcome to the Mid-life Revolution by Andy Ferguson

Mid life approaching

Come along to The Counting House at 7pm to listen to Andy’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections he has to share…

 

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“Welcome to the Mid-life Revolution”

by Andy Ferguson

  • Everybody has a “Mid-life Crisis” and that’s a good thing.
  • Most people will have a number of these during their lifetime and they can start as early as mid-20’s.
  • The world is experiencing a series of social, political, technological and economic crisis which are particularly challenging for the current generation of “Mid-lifers”, roughly 44 – 63 year olds.
  • Mid-life can be “the best time” of our life but only if we embrace the challenges it brings.
  • There’s never been a better time to be Mid-aged even if your world has been “turned upside down” by things like the 2008 financial crisis.

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