Monday, January 14, 2008

"When you are over the hill, you pick up speed"


I was walking past the TV this AM and happened to hear a catchy phrase that I just had to jot down.

"When you are over the hill, that's when you begin to pick up speed".

I googled the phrase to see if I could credit the quote** and stumbled on an article by Marc Freedman posted in the Providence Journal: Over the Hill and Gathering Speed
Interesting facts and comments:

*THE FIRST of 77 million Baby Boomers celebrated their 60th birthdays last month.
* Boomers now nearing traditional retirement age are on the front edge of the largest, healthiest, wealthiest and best-educated population of Americans ever to move through and beyond their 50s.

* Surveys show that the vast majority of Boomers expect to work long past traditional retirement years, and are eager to apply their idealism and passion to work that makes a meaningful contribution to society.
**Record producer Quincy Jones says, "They say when you're over the hill, that's when you pick up speed."

"The Boomers turning 60 this year are entering a new stage of life, which could last 20 to 30 years. They will uncover a new workforce to help solve old problems, from illiteracy to the lack of affordable housing to the need for health care for all. "
Recent research indicates that the younger generation (Y and X) represents a significant share of the 'home buyer market'...but it seems equally important to tap into the baby boomer market . The Boomer$ are now the grandparent$ who dole out advice and help the 'kids' with their financing. (Pain in the A$$et$)

Guess I'll have to learn how to text message responses , post videos on U Tube, post a profile on Facebook and continue to blog to communicate with the GenY' s and X'ers, continue to email replies and ad links to web sites for the Boomers...and pick up the phone and postal mail responses to all the others who are 'Over the Hill' . I'm going to grab my ski poles...It's going to be a speedy ride down hill!! REALTOR® gramEpat

1 comment:

Ken Duke said...

Oh, how I fell into everyone of these categories except the wealthy part!