Second Breaks, Thriving From Midlife Transitions


Well, folks, it’s hard to ignore the big news these days about ChatGPT and AI. Although we’ve been using AI for a while now, many of us have thought it was still a ways off from becoming truly disruptive.

But now, with the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 and GPT-4 in March 2023, we’ve entered a new phase of development where AI outputs are virtually indistinguishable from human outputs, and some are hailing, are even better than what humans can do. For those of us in the working midlife crowd, this presents both an opportunity and a risk. We can’t bury our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not happening.

In this episode, I talk about why we need to pay attention and take action now to reposition ourselves for what’s coming. Stay tuned for some practical tips you can implement right away to stay ahead of the game.

  • The unrelenting march of AI development is a monster curveball that will affect midlifers in the workforce.
  • The worst thing we can do is to stick our heads in the ground and ignore what’s happening.
  • But don’t worry, there are certain things we can do to prepare, plan, and reposition ourselves. So let’s get to it!


Global Economic Report, Goldman Sachs, March 2023
“GPTs are GPTs: An Early Look at the Labor Market Impact Potential of Large Language Model”, OpenAI, March 2023
Digital Ageism: Challenges and Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence for Older Adults, The Gerontologist, Oxford Academic, January 2022


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What is Second Breaks, Thriving From Midlife Transitions?

Midlife is a time of unique transitions — from career changes and relationship shifts to health concerns and finding new purpose and meaning. Join Lou Blaser on Second Breaks as she navigates the highs and lows of midlife with humor and heart. Featuring real-life stories and expert advice, consider his podcast your resource for handling unexpected turns and finding purpose in the second half of life. Tune in for practical tips, inspiration, and encouragement to help you thrive in the second half of life.