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Jobs for People above 40
GENERAL QUESTIONS

10 best Jobs if you’re over 40: Number 10 will Knock Your Socks Off!

You might have heard that saying, ‘It’s never too late’ (Found it cliché?) What if I tell you that it’s not and you can start from the scratch even at the age of 40?

Welcome Gratisouls, to the third episode of my CONFUSED LIFE Series. You can read the previous two blogs here, in case you missed out…

Now, first, let me tell you about your recipe to success and which ingredients you’ll require.

YOUR 2-INGREDIENT RECIPE

 The two major ingredients that you’ll require are-

1. Will Power

2. Courage

YES, THAT’S ALL YOU REQUIRE TO MAKE A SUPER SUCCESS RECIPE OF YOUR OWN.

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

10 best Jobs if you’re over 40

Often people say that as we grow old, we lose the power to be courageous, try something new and hence continue with our monotonous life. Well, honestly I don’t know why do people say this because I’m still in my twenties, but I feel that this is just an excuse people make to not give their dream a fair try. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER. (Waddup blog reference, it was my first blog!!)

These are some of the common excuses people give to themselves… Have you given any of these excuses to yourself?

“But how to start and what can I do now?”

“I’m 44 I don’t know anything about how this technology works.”

“It’s too complicated!!”

“I’m too old for this!!”

“I don’t want to take any risk, what if it doesn’t work?”

I’ll give you a real-life example if you want to gain some courage to work for your dreams…

MY MOM BECAME AN ENTREPRENEUR

My mom has been a homemaker for almost all of her life span. She dedicated herself selflessly towards building another empire, called ‘OUR HOME’. This office comprises of an assistant who always assists others before her own work, a chef who cooks deliciously, a manager who manages everything and everyone, an HR who decides the basic code of conduct of the office and the CEO who basically looks out for everyone. And all of these above roles are played by my super mom 365 days 24*7! (All the homemakers out there, applaud yourselves because you deserve it!!)

Mother's Pride

          I personally wanted her to work and follow her dreams which she sacrificed to up bring her kids aka me and my brother. So, one fine day my father who is a businessman got an opportunity for investing and leading a play-school.

          My father was willing to invest in it but he didn’t have enough time to run a playschool. So, we all forced mom to do it. And, naturally, her first reaction was like that of a nervous child who was going to the school for the first time. But, after a lot of convincing, my mom decided to give it a try!

THE JOURNEY BEGINS…

She started her professional journey of becoming the managing director of that school. She learned how the professional world works. And this didn’t come to her easily. It was followed by a lot of heartbreaks, setbacks and people ditching her for their personal interest! But she is a strong woman who didn’t give up easily and continued to run the school successfully and it’s been 4 years now!

SO, WHO SAID THAT IT’S TOO LATE FOR YOU TO BEGIN?

WONDERING WHAT COULD BE YOUR OPTIONS?

10 best Jobs if you’re over 40

Here is a list of all the possible options that you can choose from and begin your dream journey!!

1. BAKER– You don’t need to work for somebody and first gain experience for that. Just start at your home. All you need is a desire to learn and bake beautiful delicacies. Rest leave it on social media. (Just Instagram that cute little cupcake you made and see how people will come rushing to your page to order and gobble!!

2. BLOGGING– All you need to start your own blogging website is your wise knowledge about any topic of your interest! Yes, it’s that simple to begin and that too hassle-free! Just YouTube how to start your own blog and you might find 50 videos ready to help you out!

Gardening

3. GARDENING- Are you a person who is fascinated by the greenery and nature? Then make a terrace garden of yours, and you can either sell those beautiful plants online or offline or you can make a YouTube channel of yours where you can show people how to open a terrace garden and bless mother nature with your professional skills to make this world greener every day!!

4. COOKING CLASSES– Are you the MasterChef of your house and want to spread this amazing skill of yours? All you have to do is register online on websites providing these services and you can teach the aspiring chefs either online or you can teach them at your premises, whatever that suits you!

Baking

5. WORK AT AN NGO– Did you always had this desire to give back to the underprivileged but never got enough time? Well, now Is your time!! Join an NGO, devote your time with them and learn and grow professionally as well as personally!!

6. DIETITIAN- If ‘eat healthily, live healthily’ is your motto of life, then dietitian is ‘the choice’ for you. Since you already have enough practical knowledge by regulating yours as well as your family’s diet now all you need is some theoretical knowledge and you’re good to start your own clinic or work under someone first.

7. ONLINE TUTOR- You can work from the comfort of your home, avoiding stressful commutes and overlong workdays, and many companies that employ online tutors also offer benefits like dental and health insurance. There are many options like Superprof, Urbanpro, Tutor.com, etc.

Gym

8. FITNESS TRAINER– Have you been one of those ‘gym-freaks’ sweating your body in your early twenties but somehow stopped going? Well, now you can continue from where you left but this time as an experienced professional.

9. DANCE/ MUSIC TEACHER- Were you the best singer/dancer of your university and always wanted to perform or teach your skills to others? Go listen to your heart this time and make your past dream a present reality.

10. ENTREPRENEUR- You always wanted to start your own business but never got the time or enough financial aid to make your dream a reality? Now is your time. Make your own entrepreneurial success story and start your own business with your own savings and you can start with anything that is of your interest or is in high demand in today’s time.

 It’s you that wants to make a change, but it’s also you that’s your biggest obstacle.

GO BREAK THOSE OLD BELIEFS OF OTHERS AND YOURSELVES OF BEING ‘TOO OLD FOR ANYTHING’. TRUST ME YOU’LL THANK YOURSELF LATER THAT YOU TOOK THIS FIRST STEP.

Jobs for people over 40

PHYSICALLY YOU MIGHT BE IN YOUR FORTIES BUT MENTALLY JUST CELEBRATE YOUR YOUTHFUL 21 AND GO GET IT!!

Also, if you want some other life-related confusions of yours to be solved just write them in the comments below and I’ll make them a part of this series!

Until then, live positively and happily!

xoxo

Author

info@gratisoul.com
Hey people! I am Karishma Verma but most people just call me Kaddie. I graduated in mid 2018. I am an engineer by profession and an upbeat human, who likes to motivate and spread positive vibes around myself amongst my people! I am a Gratisoul and would love to proliferate these upbeat vibes to folks across every possible age bracket. So, let’s begin this journey of becoming ‘Gratisoul’ together!!

Comments

Mkv
September 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Hey , Gratisoul…..Well said, but taking call in Forties is not so tough ,how much people thinks.One thing I wanna add I.e.circumstances……It play major role in decision making.



    September 4, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Yes, I agree with you that circumstances do play a role in defining our career even at forty but if people have courage to take their ‘life-changing’ decision, come what may then I guess anything is possible!!
    Thank you for your appreciation and for sharing your opinions!!
    Love,
    Gratisoul



Vandana Gulati
September 4, 2019 at 6:49 PM

hey karishma, your words are truly inspiring.
seriously age is just a number.
and if we have will power then nothing is impossible.
continue to inspire & motivate us..
god bless u🥰



Gulshan Narang
September 4, 2019 at 6:56 PM

“JAB JAGO TABHI SAVERA”
This quote is just very much suitable for this lovely and nicely written blog. Everyone can consider adopting the road map shown. Nice.



    September 5, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    I absolutely agree with you. It is never too late to work for your dream, all you need is will power to take that first step.
    Thank you for your appreciation and valuable insight!!
    Love,
    Gratisoul



Promila Verma
September 4, 2019 at 7:28 PM

Awwwwsome



Hema
September 4, 2019 at 9:24 PM

Lovely ..your blog hit a cord
Both my parents are trying to find new careers in the 70ies
I salute their spirit



    September 5, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Wow, that’s really amazing!! I too salute their spirits! Hats off to them, they are an inspiration for others!!
    Thank you for stopping by and setting an example!!
    Love,
    Gratisoul



Gaurav
September 5, 2019 at 8:19 AM

Very well researched and articulated



Pankaj K Arora
September 5, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Very well written with clear thoughts. Change is the L@w of l!fe.
Keep inspiring!!!!

PKA



September 6, 2019 at 4:25 PM

This is such a motivating post! I’m not quite 40 but getting there and I just quit my corporate job to pursue my passions full time so now an official business owner!



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