What Does Staying Relevant Mean?

What does staying relevant mean today?

In our Personal Lives

Most women over 50 look and feel youthful, vibrant, and healthy. We're wired to be social (hasn't COVID taught us that?). We crave acceptance and belonging.

Maintaining an edge and feeling modern is important to feel accepted
and relevant.
It doesn't mean jumping in on every trend that comes our way, but, judiciously choosing a beauty/style/life formula that works for us.

In the Business World

As an entrepreneur or corporate pro over 50, relevance means maintaining your credibility and visibility in a youthfully competitive environment.

Polish your bio (your personal brand) to reflect your expertise, share your knowledge by writing articles, blogs, and through various media platforms. Stay visible.

Learning to Pivot and Accept Change

2020/21 taught us the meaning of "pivot." We've learned to pivot and adapt, making the best out of the worst. It taught us to continue to be relevant through embracing the change (okay most of the time) while continuing to be productive and vibrant.

Staying Relevant Versus Staying Young

Staying relevant is about more than just outside appearance.  It's about how you show up in life. Are you enthusiastic or indifferent? Do you get on board with change or do you fight it?

Chip Conley, author of Wisdom @ Work, writes, "The first half of our life is about being interesting, and the second half is about being interested." Does this resonate with you?

In researching for this blog, I stumbled upon this article from Huffington Post, "These are the 5 secrets to staying relevant as you age." I chuckled at this one...

Keep your aches and pains to yourself

Resist the urge to talk about your ailments. As we get older, parts of our bodies that we didn’t even know existed will hurt. Suddenly you know the difference between degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis. You will find yourself wanting to use the term plantar fasciitis over cocktails. Don’t.

Noted. :-)