Luddy of Service Now is an example for how you can take a major professional and financial loss and bounce back to be on top! And considering the age at which he did it, makes his journey all that more compelling.
You owe it to yourself to rethink that idea or project you have on the shelf. You also owe it to yourself to put your stats (age, gender, etc) in perspective. There really are no limits with a fresh perspective and an executable plan.
Let’s be reminded that the only thing stopping you from getting where you want to go is you! Whatever vehicle you choose is not as much the issue as is the decision to take action and drive the car to your destination!
If you’re an experienced leader then you can relate to the feeling of having subordinates and followers provide unequivocal support. The feeling of importance, relevance and power you enjoyed. However, this feeling can be deceptive affecting our decision-making and relationships in negative ways that we can not always see initially, if at all.
This article from the Harvard Business Review examines the challenges leaders have when blinded by ego. The are suggestions for how to avoid the pitfalls.