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~*~Words Have The Power To Change Lives~*~ #Quote #INspiredGuide

Everyday Millions of Quotes are sent by meaningful Angels with a message to make your day Positive and rewarding.

You Read or engage in quotes that appeals to you on social networks, blogs, or sent as a random message.

I remember when I first joined Twitter. I never knew what to do immediately. Quotes was an intuitive gift which helped me get started and it has been that way ever since.

I have seen the benefits and rewards its given others and the joy it has given me to share. Love and Passion is paramount. I Thank You!

So here is 20 Inspiring ways quotes can awaken you. Everyone of them appeals to different souls and spirits.

Take this as a gift from me to you and to new readers too:-)

1. It can open your eyes to another perception of life.

2. Quotes Feeds The hungry Soul And can makes you Feel whole.

3. It can Appeal To your Life Story That needs to Be Told.

4. It Becomes Your Daily Flashing News To Gain Knowledge From.

5. Sometimes Answers Are Revealed In A Quote For A Business Service.

6. It Offers You Hope When you Feel Hopeless.

7. New INspiration can Be Found In A Quote Becoming Your Mission Statement.

8. There Is Comfort in A quote When you Need Strength To move On.

9. When You Tweet A quote You never Know who It Speaks To-retweeting it is a gift.

10. Quotes Aspire to INspire You and others in memorable ways.

11. It is Your Personal Development Tool for Growth.

12. There Is wisdom to be learnt and lived by.

13. It sets the Tone for the day and things can only get better.

14. One Quote can unleash Your passion-there is no turning back.

15. It offers love and peace In every area of your life.

16. It awakens emotions you never thought you had.

17. Baby Boomers Can use quotes As The INspired-Guide for Work/Life Balance.

18. Quotes make You believe That nothing Is Impossible.

19. Your creativity has No Barrier If You hit The right Quote.

20. It Puts A smile On Your Face And Makes Your Soul Sing.

Last Word:The magic of reading a quote can set your world alight in a way you never imagine.

So, in which way quotes awaken you-chose your favorite way. Do you have something to add?

Thanks for Reading.
Kind Regards
Maureen A Opene INspired Guide Career Coach.


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~~There Is No Limits With The Power Of The Subconscious Mind~~ #QUOTE #INSPIREDGUIDE


A dear friend treated me to a surprise birthday present  by taking me to see the psychological thriller ‘limitless’. This came about because I could not shut-up about my wish to see it as it pushed my buttons. Why can’t we become limitless with the power of the subconscious mind?

The film showed human limitations galore and was slightly patchy to say the least. The easy way out and dependency were swirling in my head. To me if we cannot get what we want some of us will resort to anything at the detriment of our health. According to psychologist William James  we only use 10% of our subconscious mind and this is where your limitless gifts are. This is your INSPIRED GUIDE.

Briefly the story is about a guy’s failure to  write a book by age 25  because of writers block. I call it procrastination which can include fear. I have been there. His shady brother-in-law offers him a pharmaceutical pill to help him finish the book because time is running out.. He is now 35 years old. He takes the pill and finishes the book in 4 days. He also learns how to play an instrument, becomes a millionaire  in the shortest period of time.

As human beings we are blessed with inner gifts, sometimes called the ‘God within” others call it “the glow. It is found in the subconscious mind where everything positive ( the negative can lurk if you let it) is stored. These are memories of everything positive we have seen or gone though in our lives. Within the subconscious mind is intuition this is the genie in the bottle and helps make your dreams come true. If you can truly access it and use it to your advantage you will win.

The character became dependent on the pill-the negative side of us. The mind becomes really active when you access the power of the subconscious mind. But what enhances it is the authenticity of who you are, positive traits of your character and personality can contribute to your achievements.

It raises lots of issues for  success, failure, love, hate, passion, experiences, subconscious, conscious and unconscious mind, achievement etc.

If there is something you want to do in your life and you cannot fathom the guts to take that step towards its completion; Then you have to look deeper. I can remember starting a business at 28 but fear but kept me from moving forward. Do you have any of those embarrassing unfinished dreams? Would you like to complete them.

Your mind can become limitless if we tap into the right source as demonstrated by past and present theorist.

Plato a greek philosopher believed in the heavenly force called love. It influences behaviour good and bad. Think about a world without love? It’s not pretty. Aristotle believed we find answers through our own experiences. Hegel believed nothing can be accomplished without passion. Carl Jung  believed in the collective unconscious. There is a common thread running through, they all believed in the power of mind for the common good.

In the subconscious mind  lies an invisible guide (call it intuition ) together with inspiration it makes the unconscious conscious. You know something without knowing how and why. Only a few of us dip into it from time to time. 90% have flashes of it but spend most of our lives looking for rational answers to everything. Our intellect has very little to do with this phenomenon.

I believe that subconscious mind  subtly approaches those who are open to receiving this invisible gift. To me they are chosen because they are ready. This is what James Hillman referred to as “The Soul’s Code”.  Maybe that’s why Einstein, Nizche,  Jobs, Mozart, Edison and Beethoven to name a few were the chosen because they paid attention to their INspired Guide (where the subconscious mind meets inspiration and love: given to me in a vision) and the rest they say is history. I strongly believe it is ageless and does not discriminate and is universal.

MJ’s inspirational masterpiece came to him with Thriller. Picasso had great inspirations in his 80’s. The genius of Prince took the world by storm. Is your soul ready to receive the gift?

Being over 50 I want to achieve much more before I leave this earth. This means leaving a legacy but I must act and so should you with power of the subconscious mind. Without a Pill of course!

How are you limitless or not? What theorist has influenced you the most. Would love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading.


InspiredGuide Career coach

Maureen Opene

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~~The Single word of Love is Being Called Mum~ #Quote  #INspiredGuide

I Love Being Mum

  1. The feeling of over whelming love when you were born.
  2. Being called mum is the best feeling in world.
  3. Celebrating achievements and looking forward to many more.
  4. Being a positive role model.
  5. To Inspire and Guide spiritually, mentally, physically and healthily
  6. Discipline without guilt.
  7. Cook your  favorite food and share laughter
  8. Teach love, kindness and forgiveness.
  9. Alleviate fears, nurse you to health and make you feel safe.
  10. Being loved and giving love unconditionally

*Last but not least: Thank you son for the joy you have given to me and the chance to be grandmother~

What are your reasons you love being a mum? Share them with us.

Thank you


Maureen Opene

INspiredGuide Career Coach

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~~Trends Are Green Shoots of Opportunities~~  INspiredGuide


I am thankful for everything in 2012 regardless of the outcome. A lot of lessons  learnt, successes put into action and challenges built upon.

I am  INspired and guided by  new opportunities for Baby Boomers in all areas of work and life.You appreciate products and services that match and complement your lifestyle and experiences with meaning. This is what you are most passionate about.

It is likely in 2013 you will see hashtags  for example, #Digitalhealth and #BoomerBooks  in the  media. You are in for a revolutionary time which should make your life easier and happier.

Unemployment and recession is likely to ease. There is hope for a better year economically. In many parts of the world boomers are still concerned about pensions, savings and work. Will this change? Hopefully.

Trends that were right in 2012:

1.The Workplace:The rise of mentorship programmes, Social media training & Skills. 2.Social Media Expansion: Explosion of interconnected niches within networks, Stories as content, integration social media  with smartphones and ipads(Twitter lead the way), streamline information, 3. Working Longer: Planning home and work careers, Work business opportunities, Collaboration with like-minded people. 4. Social media Movement: #Empowerment (hashtags galore), Online/offline connections 5. Wellbeing: e.g. Brain fitness-technology at the forefront, Ageless health, Inspiration as wellness. For more Read “Baby Boomer INspiredGuide Trends 2012”.

Here are 5 main Trends:


Digital Health Revololution

Do  you want to know how healthy you can be?  Health is going high-tech in many significant ways. This is the next revolution that combines digital technology devices ( e.g.apps) with health. Mainly use for diagnostic and  preventative health.  Health will be seen like “Luxury goods”  the symbol of wellness engineered by mobile products.

INspired Guide Trends

  • The development of medical smartphones like you have never seen before. Mobile fingerprinting for identifying and analysing data. For example, You could be identified by your mobile number.
  • The age of the super stress has arrived. Concerns about rising living costs, governments cuts, employers lower pay for more hours, may course serious health problems.The use of digital tech to monitor your stress or reduce it. The Chinese for example use nature to beat stress.
  • Health and happiness will be monitored as one thing. Survey conducted in the US and UK confirm this connection. You cannot have one without the other. This is nothing new. But we are living in different times.

More and more people are seeking happiness rather than satisfying their  needs. Examples is found in books i.e Happiness Diets-Tal Ben-Shattar, Positive Psychology Dr. Martin Seligmann’s; Flourish a  personal favorite of mine.

Also brands are helping this course along the way. e.g Campbell soup “Road to happiness”  Kellogg Bran: “Happy Inside, Happy Outside” and so on. Just having a moment-Think about how Agless INspiredGuide could contribute to wellbeing and happiness and help you work longer:-)

  • Appscription will be become more common. It is used for managing and monitoring health and wellbeing. For example, Drs will start prescribing apps  and other digital tech as part of a treatment. Imagine receiving an app reminder about your appointment or results. Apps for yoga and meditation is growing as a health and spiritual practice.



Baby Boomer Innovation

How innovative do you want to be? Baby Boomers are starting innovative start-ups faster than their younger counterparts. 54-64 boast the highest rate of entrepreneurship with 47% maintaining social media presence. www.Getold.com Pfizer campaign on “getting older and living better”; Found that most baby boomers expect to retire around 64 years  but some may retire or continue working up to 84! The “Entrepren-ovation” of boomers have never been more active. Its possible because health may be the next surge of innovation. Baby Boomers  have the disposable income more than their younger colleagues and are taking advantage of the opportunity.

INspiredGuide Trends

  • The rise of new products and services  for independent thinkers. Baby boomers are interested in innovation that  can  reduce any physical limitation and promise them good health. If you are developing a new product now is the time to try to sell it. Get on board.
  • There is revolving door career between independent work and traditional employment. This will become a career positive for employers and boomers. It is the mix and match between two worlds; Entrepreneurship and traditional employment.
  • There is a move between full-time and contract gigs to career reinvention from late stage experts retiring from traditional work and starting solo professional firms is on the rise.
  • Collaboration in the workplace on work policies could see the influence of baby boomers affect the younger generations working hours. Some Baby boomers commonly worked 60 hours a week; Younger workers may not comply with it. Cuts will bring a more open-minded workforce to work together. There will be a compromise on how to achieve goals with less working hours.
  • Miro-Innovation will be big business. Flexibility is attractive to baby boomer who want encore careers and alternative ways of working is on the way up.


Social Media Evolution

Where is social media heading? This the million dollar question. From changing content to blogging, social media to new social media. Most of the trends point to social media platforms morphing into unexpected development and services. I believe it’s the beginning. However I wish for a niche social media baby boomer platform. Afterall there are 77 million in the USA. Maybe someone would exploit this gap soon.

INspiredGuide Trends

  • There will be shift in how the social media platform is used. Trend  to invest time and energy effectively. The rise of Pinterest is a high source of traffic-its visual, new and its effective marketing. For example maybe your business works well with Pinterest/Twitter/LinkedIn. Or you can choose to mix and match later when you are getting results.
  • LinkedIn is morphing into a social media network. It’s no longer just  the place to go for job search and career interest. Its more about building a personal brand, connect and share. This is drawing a lot of interest from people who were full-time Face Bookers, twitterers or even googlers
  • In the 2012 trends I said that Twitter would be the social media platform to watch. This will continue.The new partnership with Nielson is important to Twitter’s growth. Twitter is integrating TV experience to unlock new content mainly provided by viewers effortlessly. It is the third screen TV revolution. Also TV polling, ratings and voting is important to twitter’s brand much more than advertising. However mobile growth trend  will continue. The other big area is the movies/DVD industry. Twitter has proved a hit with news, politics, sports, disasters and more.


life style easy does it

Do you crave for a simpler life? What Baby Boomers need now is a world that will bring them comfort without pain. Product and services that focus on this area will win. Baby boomers like tradition mixed in with style.  Measuring lifestyle will give the answers on how to live better longer. Baby boomers moments want to be captured visually and kept for their family especially grandchildren.

INspiredGuide Trends

  • Predictive personalise brand data analysis will be used for assessing behaviour for needs and wants than tailor offers and communication  for baby boomers buying habits. Data will be collected and  personalise to suit the service or person. For example British Airways collect data on VIP frequent flyers to help make their lifestyle easier and provide good service.
  • Marketing to Baby boomers need a new approach. There is a lucrative market  out there; it’s finding the right name to describe Baby Boomers. They are do not want to referred to as  old.They fit between young and transitional.Maybe we should be referred to as “TransBoomers” Its ageless, one might experience a lot of transitions:-)
  • How about unstructured play time. Adults can become children  again just for a moment. It could create more imagination, creativity and innovation. For example the Evian Danone brand created “live Young” adult playgrounds in London with swings and seesaw.This can help you control stress and get in touch with your live young spirit by letting go and having fun too
  • Grey Divorce is on the rise. This means that there is a new kind of Boomer romance. This consist of boomers who have not dated other people for 40 years and want to start dating. Technology is the biggest change boomers will face. For instance, digital technology involves countless of apps from smart phones and ipads. Something boomers never imagine.

When older Boomers retire they realise that they may have more years of their lives to enjoy life. Recently, ARRP started a new dating website called www.howaboutwe.com. This is aptly conversational which most boomers will be comfortable with. The trend is also towards Self-development and dating seminars for boomers to improve on their relationship skills and personal development.


Baby Boomer Litrature

Are you are reader or writer? Baby boomers are continuously redefining the concept of aging with unexpected surprises. From Hollywood to the rise of literature, Boomers are bringing excitement in a time when not only are you healthier and living longer better. It could be the rise of new products and services for a new age of independent thinkers.

INspiredGuide Trends

  • Baby boomer literature is the next big genre. Boomers want to read things that concern their lives. For example, fiction, non-fiction Inspirational self-help and more. Go to www.Goodreads.com and examine the array of boomer books for your entertainment. For example a book called “Thursdays in the park”-its about a grandmother finding new love.

Boomer literature is not about aging it centres on transition from one life stage to another. For most people it’s not the last stage in life but it could the beginning of another. All you want to do is to redefine yourself. Maybe its one last bite of the apple but a good bite too:-)

While the publishing industry has been slow to catch on, Hollywood is churning out films on Baby  Boomers.This trend will continue. For example a film about the British in India “The best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is one of the highest grossing films in 2012. It’s about british retirees romping about in India. Another film called “Quartet” is about retiree musicians in a retired home.

  • There is a trend shifting towards thinkers/futurist writers to explore possible worlds in which we might live from now. Most baby boomers are concerned about their children and grandchildren. They want them to live in better times.The rise  could bring a new thoughts for services and products to help others live their best life.

Last Word

The explosion of happiness, health and literature is about to bring many new areas of expertise. Some will last and others will disappear. Keep an eye on Pinterest and Twitter this is where the action is. Will there be a Boomer app boom in health, books and TV. Why not App me maybe:-)

There you have it!

What are your trends for 2013? Are any of these trends appealing to you-which ones. Please leave a comment.


Thank you

Best Wishes

Your INspiredGuide Career Coach

Maureen A Opene

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INspiredGuide Of Peace

So you are hosting this years Xmas celebrations  for family and friends.Well Done!  But What you really wish for Xmas is the INspiredGuide of peace among your guests.

To be real, not all  Xmas’ go according to plan. But with family around everyone can help do their fair share.

It takes experience, wisdom and patience to achieve the ultimate Xmas.

For the first time I decided to include 140 characters if you want a quick read.

Let’s Begin:

1. PEACEFUL PLANNING: Do a  food, gifts, sitting arrangements and anything else list. How many people are coming? Avoid the last-minute. Delegate making sure everyone is on the same page.

If  You  need  ME time take time out. Hand over to someone else.Be realistic don’t be too disappointed if things don’t turn out well. It’s important to be flexible on the day. Things can change but be prepared to adapt.

2. PEACEFUL ORGANISING:  Life is time. Use it wisely. Approximately what time is dinner and stick to it. Include everybody preference if you can.

Have a note-book or visible board with the names of what everyone is doing. For instance, Aunt Pam is responsible for sitting arrangements. She may want to make sure everyone  feels comfortable with the sitting.

3. PEACEFUL CONNECTION: Dont forget to connect and engage in fun and meaningful things. Do they like games? What TV programmes do they want to watch-avoid disagreements . This is where stress can creep in.

Sort out any signs of bad blood before it happens. For instance may be Uncle Joe does not get on with cousin Jemima. Know beforehand what  is likely to make sparks fly. Avoid it and nip in the bud.

4.PEACEFUL XMAS: This is the reason you are spending Xmas together. Do they want to sing carols, dance, go to church or pray? Make a choice between traditional/nontraditional Xmas. Dont stray too far from tradition or you could experience a backlash.  Connect to with your InspiredGuide for answers. If you decide to change the format.

Most importantly everyone wants  to enjoy the joy and laughter. For instance, you could ask everyone to explain what this Xmas means to them. Story telling is powerful. Enjoy it.

5.PEACEFUL SAFETY: Avoid chaos and danger. Be vigilant of grey areas. Dont leave the oven on when it should have been off. If you burn something open the window. Put a bowl of water in the room it helps to get rid of the smell. It’s the time of the year when someone is likely to overeat or get drunk. This could cause stress.

Have painkillers, coffee and enough water  available. You can take some home treats like ginger for tummy upset. Remember  kids and older folks are prone to accidents.For Instance, wipe the floor immediately if it is wet. Take the kids out for a walk-they can get restless .

In Conclusion, Xmas comes one a year and should be fun and peaceful. But high expectation can take over. The odd fall out can be amended even if its about a wrong gift. Try to make light of it.  There is a  30 day exchange and refund policy:-) Use It!

Happy INspiredGuide Peace at Xmas.

Thanks for stopping by!


Maureen A Opene

INspiredGuide Career Coach.

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Trends Bring  Awareness Of New Seeds #Quote  #INspiredGuide


The year is almost coming an end. Take a look at the 6 top inspired trends for 2012.

You are younger longer which creates a new world for many activities and opportunities.

These trends may have effected your life and how you move forward.

Financial hardship has been one of the highlights of 2012 because of the economic down turn. But so has work, life and learning. Everything depends on where you are in your life.

Lets take a look at some of these trends:

1. WORK/CAREER: You want a career that combines  social  purpose with opportunities.  The biggest trend is self-employment and entrepreneurship  among 46-65 year old boomers.  Boomers are starting a business at 80! We live in remarkable times.

There are those who have lost their  jobs and others who are moving towards “third age” careers and embracing  change.

In the past retirement was about moving away from work and the stresses of life. Today there is a “seismic shift” www.Standardlife.com   toward moving forward and embracing new opportunities, freedom, wealth & health.

If you are planning to stay in the workplace there is a need for conversations with your organisations about new  opportunities to create encore careers open to you.The Key words are adaptability and flexibility.


Smart phones, ipads and forward thinking technology is going to drive how you work and play. Apps is moving towards individuality in a new way.

You will own and manipulate your own app. It will be easier to organise and manage your life. For example, write your book and app it to a powerful influencer and they will spread the news faster than the wind.

The effect of baby boomers working longer will give rise to a booming economy. Governments all over the world should take note. They will have to change with the times.


2.FINANCE: If the economy downturn has not thought you anything it is money awareness-especially managing debt. Savings and pension shortfalls is real. Working longer is the answer for many.

There is a trend  toward do it yourself financial education using apps or technology.   But leaving the larger financial advice to experts are the way to go.

The Trend towards downsizing to a smaller house/apartment/all-inclusive resorts. Preparation of  your  Will  and legacy continues to rise.


As the economy comes roaring back there is a move towards  buying real estate, stock market, short-term investments and new attractive financial trends. You will invest in your children and grandchildren.

Boomer health & fitness

3. HEALTH & FITNESS: Nutrition, looking and feeling younger and exercise continues to grow but in a better way. Excercise is trending toward kinder gentle workouts with wellness in mind. Individual excercise and weight loss programme to remain healthy is on the rise. You want to age well so strength balance and training becomes important.Yoga and Pilates will remain popular.

The brain is crucial to how you age and perform. There is a trend towards games, exercise, puzzles-using it in different ways. A video brain game called Excergame is becoming popular it boost brain power.

Dr’s and GP’s continue to explore social media and other useful arena to reach the Boomer population. This trend will see Baby Boomers employed as fitness professionals who want to move into second life career.


There will be gadgets you can wear to monitor your health and wellbeing.

No need to see your exercise instructor often. It’s all  recorded via technology. Looking younger will be monitored through diet and health apparatus. Eat the correct food, exercise right, use anti-aging gadget side by side with your facial cream.

Wearable brain gadgets used in conjunction with an app. This will help fend off Alzheimer’s/Dementia.

Social Media


Research has shown that 55-66 age group  spend the most time on-line and is rising.  The trend continues to move toward writing great stories, building communities and movements both on and off-line.

Smart phones and ipads continues to grow but  leaning towards niche apps for everything.

There are notable changes on how social media is helping you to communicate. The richest trend is toward visual communication. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest has led the way.

Twitter is undergoing changes from 140 character to a multi media platform with rich  images and content. The introduction of Twitter cards will show up along side 140 characters to become an expandable tweet.

Are they trying to take a bite out of the Facebook etc? Maybe, but in a different way. It should benefit the user and brands.


Where is social media and technology heading? The key word here is “containment”. How do you work and play from one device smarter, quicker and conveniently? This is  where we heading. If for example you have a project  in another country or  a different city; Suitable technology will make it possible for the work to be done with ease. Google+ has touched on this idea in hangouts, youtube and circles.

I predict a more visually created apparatus and gadgets. Twitter was on to something with 140  character. Brevity is king and time is precious. Rich content and blogs will become more competitive with the times.

Social media will mimic touch screen-just like the iPad. Imagine Vision+Touch+ Sound = The second social media Revolution.  Where they go from here is everyone’s guess

Can social media become a teaching and learning medium? Google+ could lead the way followed by LinkedIn.  Twitter has an opportunity in this area. However, TV/film medium seem like a better choice.Twitter TV anyone?

Boomer Education

5. EDUCATION: The return to the classroom to update skills or learn new ones.The need to be employed/self-employed after you have lost your job or non-retirement.

There is a move towards learning online via the ipad. Longevity has allowed late boomers to find their stride in later year and start life all over again.

Entrepreneurship trend continues among 46-65 working on their terms. Commonly known as “Olderpreneurs”. Retirement is indeed dead. Long live the third age.

Community learning arenas purposely designed for Baby Boomers is on the rise through private sponsorship to suit their needs. Recently a day centre called ” The second half” for Londoners over 50 was opened in Kensington. Its aim is to rebrand old. It offers several classes such as iPad instructions, CV /resume writing and more. This is the way forward to non-retirement

Inspirational pursuits such as personal development, spirituality, enlightenment are growing trends for boomers. Third age baby boomer coaches will be in demand to match boomers needs.


On-line learning will become the norm but with a much more accessible reach.  There will be an education centre for learning and meeting.

Education apps will be on the rise. Do you want to study with others or alone? The choice is countless.

I predict that Governments in different countries will adapt their education polices  to suit baby boomers. Boomers could work for an extra 20 years or more.

Boomer Leisure

6. LEISURE: Work/life balance is very important characteristic on how you want to live your life with family and friends. This trend will not change.

Combining work and play is in. You have read the books about far away places. Now you want to feel, hear and see the world. Work can be put on hold on your terms while to travel and have fun.

Travelling is a need and no longer a luxury.The trend  to Fit it all in and have the memories on your iPhone, iPad, camara is important. Writing a book is normal. It is memories for children, grandchild and family to read.

Cooking classes and dancing is popular . Your iPad is your work and play device. You can become artistic, play games and then go back to work.

Keeping in touch with friends on social network is becoming much more private and niche. Facebook remains the most popular platform to network. But other networks such as Twitter and Pinterest is capturing the imagination and will continue.

Baby Boomers between the age of 48-66 have the income to buy cars, gadgets to help feel younger, buy apple products will continue to grow.


The gap between work and leisure remain blurred. Both are desirable living for boomers working longer. Most Boomers will continue to retreat from the workplace to work from home or part-time on their terms.

Travelling will be more packaged and adventurous. Do you want a real estate class with  it or cultural  pursuits. The trend will move toward experiencing another culture and living it.  Take it back with a renewed sense of self. All aspect of your travels will be captured and presented like a movie for you. These holidays have a spiritual and personal development element to them.

Working groups will be formed within your circle. You share things and create memories.

Leisure is also shopping. Shopping apps to suit baby boomers needs will become more popular. Boomers control 70% of the income and they spend money on line. Give Boomers what they want and they will buy.

In Conclusion, working is the new  retirement so change is inevitable in all areas of your life. If you are still in the workplace,start planning now its never too early or too late. The growth of the happy apps world is the driving force for many changes and possibilities. What will come after Apps? Who knows! Lets just enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kind Regards

Maureen A Opene

INspiredGuide Career Coach

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Have you ever wondered why some  businesses and advertisers sell nostalgia? It’s worth millions.They know many of you love to relive your past.Its one of the best-selling emotions ever. You may talk about the past in glowing terms The good old days are better! Indeed because you where there. Nostalgia is constantly INspiring and guiding you.

Nostalgia is no longer viewed as an illness it once was. But an excellent psychological medicine for the mind. Psychological research is work in progress. Past experiences can be brought into the present which can make you life brighter. Face-Book must have got something right. You can connect with old friends and family through names and pictures.

So what can nostalgia do for you:

1.DAY DREAMING: When you are feeling under the weather all you want to do sometimes is dream. You escape to a good place where you can gain strength and love. It’s good to indulge in a moment.Take time out to today dream about things that matter. Get away from daily routine. It give you a new perspective of life.

2. PAST MEMORIES: How can you forget them. Talking to family and friends is a good way to reconnect and socialise can bring back  memories you shared which can strengthen your relationships. It’s unique how you can modify your memories and unleash them when ever you need it.  Bringing you happiness and joy.

3. IMPROVE MOODS: Everybody has bad moods from time to time. Whatever caused it you want to forget. Find a quiet place where you can reflect on a time when you felt happy and just dwell on it. When you have had enough come out of it and feel refresh. This is a great way to bring back the old you.

4. BOOST SELF-ESTEEM: If you are lacking in this area. What better way to identify a nostalgic moment and fill the void. There are times in life when you may have struggled with something and you feel incapable of moving forward. You might feel stressful but you can rebuild. Nostalgia can help you find your mojo again. Doubts and uncertainty can be lifted and you can feel your old self again.

5.FIND MEANING: It is important for most of you to find meaning in what you do. Many surveys have shown that life with meaning and purpose is one of the most important areas of your life. The enduring appeal of your  past is powerful.For instance, You may want to travel and see places you once  saw as a child, smell mum’s bread, feel starched cotton shirt, listen to the sound of 1930’s blues, taste  the original Twinkies and even discover bonds linked with your INspiredGuide-your subconscious mind. Meaning gives you hope.

6.FEEL YOUNGER: If you want to maintain a younger outlook to life what better way to do it. You do no have to look younger but you can develop a positive outlook to life. This can happen by the choices you make. Live your life to the full. Draw on the past energy and bring it into present. It’s not going to be exactly the same but you can relive the best of it with your family and friends. Know what makes you feel younger and live it.

7. BRAIN CONNECTION: You may wonder what can nostalgia do for my brain. A  lot. It helps you recall your memories that are precious to you.For example Pictures, key words, laughter, smells, places, familiar voices helps the brain connect and build stories of your life. Its amazing when you talk about the good old days, how much it changes your persona and  helps you feel happier with a shaper brain.

The benefits of nostalgia are yet to be unravelled. Only the surface has been scratched. We know that nostalgia can be another gateway to health and well-being. I predict that in the not so distance future a  prescription for a dose of nostalgia will be given where needed. One of them will be for the maintainance of the brain working hand in hand with memory.

Have you got a story to tell? Share how you use your nostalgic moments to effects.

Thanks for stopping By!

Kind Regards

Maureen A Opene

INspiredguide Career Coach

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#TodaysConnection:Don’t waste Energy on your weaknesses;Build Effectively on your Strengths~ #INspiredGuide


This blog is INspired by a delightful client of mine who for years worked in the law profession repairing her weakness; only to discover that it was not her strength.

Once she discovered her talent and strength was in developing and coaching people. She has never looked back since. Don’t repair your weaknesses. Here is Why.


1.Feeling unfulfilled and empty

2. Fear of failure

3 Constant unexplained yearnings

4.Followed by passion when speaking about it

5. Listen to the voiCe of your INspiredGuide- but not act on it.

6. Finally listen and change

If you are experiencing any of these feeling. Its time to explore them.You can change too.

If you are in a profession that you have spent years repairing thinking that it your fault. You stayed because of the money, ‘age’ or it was the ‘right’ thing to do.  The yearnings will show its face again and again.

Find the strength to find you and live your life. While the economy does not allow most of you to choose your path. You can prepare or work part-time. Have the confidence and belief that you are following your dream.

Are you unhappy in your choice of career but feel trapped believing it’s too late? What did you do? Please hare your thoughts.

So Be INspired and Take action


Maureen A Opene

INspired Guide Career Coach

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‘TODAY’S CONNECTION:Daffodils  and an INspired Heart at  Easter time’~INSpiredGuide

  A Blessed Easter Parade with your family, friends and well wishers. Is one way to celebrate and rejoice at Easter time

Easter is a christian holiday. It celebrates the resurrection from the dead  of Jesus Christ on the third day. He ascended into heaven. Easter wants you to be happy and spread the good news.

Easter  brings beautiful flowers, bunny rabbits, hot cross buns and fun things. It  brings streets alive with processions of Easter parade or even a get together at home.

Easter is also about your creative thoughts and the gift of your INspired Guide  to express yourself on your blog, Twitter, Facebook or other.

Meaningful messages sent  to those who need you to make the world a  better place.

It’s also a time to be grateful for everything so far. April has come so fast. It will soon be summer

Easter gives you time to  reflect on where you are so far. What your priorities are and what you want to achieve.Do you need new skills to go forward?

For me it is a time for family, friends and tidying up loose ends. Meditation and prayers and  mostly spreading peace and love.

While you enjoy this Easter holiday take time out to help someone who needs love and kindness. Reassure them that they are not alone.



How do you plan to spend this Easter? Tell us about it

Thank You

INspired Guide Coach

Maureen Opene

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