Reading: #81: Reinvent Yourself By Mak[ing] Age Your Ally (Chip Conley)

#81: Reinvent Yourself By Mak[ing] Age Your Ally (Chip Conley)

February 21 2020

“Change is a given,” says Chip Conley, author of Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and founder of Modern Elder Academy, “the world’s first midlife wisdom school”.  “You need to adapt to it and be resilient.” Conley who sold his first business (a boutique hotel brand) and went on, after age 50, to become a mentor/intern at Airbnb speaks with CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour, about how to use your accumulated wisdom and connections to create a leg up in the job world. “Become an SME: Subject Matter Expert — the librarian, the person who knows how [an industry runs] and who is in that industry,” is one of his pieces of advice. Conley says women adapt better to the modern workplace than men because we have “less sense of entitlement…and know how to do the work.” And it all begins by asking yourself: “What mastery can you offer to the world?” Now ask it 5 times until you get a real answer.