I'm living proof that you can be happier, healthier and wealthier in your 50s than you were in your 40s and even your 30s.
If it happened to me after my crisis, it can happen to you in these challenging times we face.
My mission is to inspire men 50 and up to live their lives on fire with their God-given strengths.
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My BHAG (Big, Harry, Ambitious Goal) is to build a global community of men in their 50s and beyond encouraging each other to be all we can be in the prime of our lives.
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My story: from Fired to Fired UP
They called it a reorganization. Unfortunately, I was the only one reorganized.
I was fired at age 50.
How bad was it? Newsweek ran an iconic cover image that year of a man wearing a dark suit, unable to move, face in the sand, under the headline, "Beached White Male."
I was among the 56% of people forced out of a job after age 50, according to analysis of a government study of 20,000 Americans. According to that same study, the chance of recovering your annual income after getting shown the door is only 10%.
I beat the odds. I bounced back. I got fired UP after 50.
Fired UP After 50 is the website of leadership coach, award-winning journalist and public speaker Mark O'Keefe. My mission is to inspire men 50 and up to live their lives on fire with their God-given strengths.