I have started to see a serious pattern that only self made established people have a place in society in old age. It helps to be your own boss in old age. Employers leave you feeling discarded when they let you go for retirement, particularly for women when this often coincides with the family having grown and left.
This recession has been harsh because it has let people go from jobs at a point in life where they feel there is no return. Larger companies are becoming increasingly underhand in how they force older employees out of the work place. Even our self employed female clients struggle to be confident at a certain age. But if you have not well established yourself in your 40's there seems little hope for you in your 50's, 60', 70's and beyond.
It seems a rarity to find people such as Eileen Gray working up until her 90's or Agatha Christie who wrote her last novel at 83. She in fact wrote the last books for her Poirot and Miss Marple characters 36 years earlier allowing them to age too!
When we start to look around for "older" female role models we struggle a bit. One woman told me recently that "the world fails to see you after 50 in the workplace".
So it is becoming increasingly obvious that employees need to start building an exit strategy. The only contented older people I know all are self employed or "self made". The feel like they still have a reason to get up in the morning.
Two books in recent years which have been made into films have highlighted the dejected feelings of a nursing home, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and the Swedish based book The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Both of these are a great insight into older men in the retirement home hell. The hundred year old man really challenges our perceptions of what older people can get up to and how much trouble they can get themselves into!
We really need Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith at 79 to fill our screens and show it's ok to age. You can still do what you love. But if you are relying on others to show you your place in the world you will be waiting. You need to establish yourself before you get old and set yourself up to be taken seriously, regardless of age.
I always enjoy working with older clients because they have so much experience to bring - we just inject the fresh start mentally. It's like working with the full circle of development.
If Hillary Clinton runs for president at age 66 it'll be a new frontier.
Dr Naoise O'Reilly Expression Developist™.
In February 2009 I started a school, The Homework Club® as what I saw as my lab space in order to develop new teaching methods and understanding of learning. Since then through a number of projects these are the methods and theories that I have developed:
Purple Learning Project®: Understanding of setting up educational environments for all and working simultaneously with all learning styles, difficulties and conditions in the same room.
Purple Profiling™: Unique profiling methods to understand all learners and work effectively with them in the shortest time possible. Now expanded to all business employees and business situations. Focus is on success for each person.
Purple Development™: New development theory to understand patterns in education and to change the Educational Blueprint™. From this a new approach to education and a new focus on expression was developed, Expression Developist™.
The Periodic Table of the Development of Results™, Purple Success™: New unique method and theory to understand the individual elements to get successful results with all ages and individuals in the shortest time possible. Applied at all levels in education and all sized companies, situations and individuals globally.
Purple Processing Scales™: Understanding the individual learning styles and how they work in different situations. Which has lead on to a theory, The Pressure Cooker Effect™.
Purple Success Timescale™: Theory of the development moments in individuals from Child to Adult and their significance in dealing with situations. How Successful You Feel for Life™.
Diffuse Focus™: A new theory on the reasons behind ADD and ADHD. How to develop a new learning approach to accommodate these.
Forget Phonics Reading Method™: A new approach to teaching reading specifically for individuals with dyslexic spectrum reading difficulties. Typically a student can now learn to read and write in 4 weeks.
I have also put significant work in to developing specific programs to get successful results with students with Aspergers. I have developed a number of new programs for specific school issues such as the Primary to Secondary school Transition, Expression Club™ for dyslexic learners to keep them on top over summer months, Dyslexia organisation workshop, Maths Orientation studies for Dyscalculia, Supporting students at home with Aspergers through homework and a Purple Pre-School Success™ program to start dyslexic spectrum students ahead in reading and writing before school. I have currently been putting a lot of work into developing new theories for working with students with Auditory Processing Disorders and Dysgraphia.
Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly Expression Developist™
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Divergent is making waves in popular culture with the release of part one of the hollywood movie trilogy inspired by Veronica Roth’s books. This follows the mammoth success of The Hunger Games starring academy award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
There are two main themes in Divergent. The first is that it is bad and possibly even fatal to fit into more than one aptitude. The second major theme relates to growing away from your parents.
In Divergent’s futuristic world it is seen as threatening to fit into more than one faction made up of five temperaments which are selfless, peaceful, honest, brave and knowledgeable. It is difficult to compare this directly to personality theory as it is generally regarded that there are in fact sixteen types of people in the real world.
However, this does compare to our four defined learning styles which are the ways that people take in information from the world. Our four categories of psychological profiling methods include auditory, visual, practical and kinesthetic.
All of the students we work with that do not fit in a box and struggle in school have what we call multiplicity. This means, like in Divergent, they have all four aptitudes. They are quite often overwhelmed by the amount of information they absorb from all environments. Multiplicity is what people commonly see as “clever” and “intelligent.” All of our ideas of cleverness and intelligence come from people who can absorb ideas quickly and have a multitude of interests. This is where we break away from the norm.
Multiplicity is drilled out of children in school by age fifteen. Only a very small percentage of the older students we meet have still retained their natural multiplicity. They are quite often seen as “freaks.” Some of them were very heavily medicated before working with us for just having too much energy or being too “distracted.”
In the film Divergent the main character takes an aptitude test at the age of sixteen. This is true to school life. There have been some pretty hilarious conversations within our team about what they were told at sixteen. The Senior D.N.A. Geneticist on our team was told at sixteen that he would never be any good a science.
This brings us to the second main theme in the film and the challenges the main character experiences when she realizes that she cannot follow her family. She does not easily fit into their faction and this is a real life experience for many of our students. Children really struggle when in their teenage years they appear to have nothing in common with their family and parents don’t understand them.
In many cases the students we work with have just simply skipped a generation in aptitudes and personality. It is quite often revealed that they are much more like their grandparents and great grandparents. A mother or father can feel that their children have nothing in common with them and this can also be the case in partnerships where there are children from different relationships.
We work with adult clients in the business world in their late thirties too who had struggled to find their path in life. Having attempted the career path of their parents they have not fitted in. They quite often do not feel any real support or understanding from home about who they really are.
The good news is that it is perfectly alright to be divergent and movies like this can only help to shine a positive light on psychological profiling and our ongoing research in the area of personality types and achievement. Anyone who works in personality theory does so because they have an overwhelming desire to help people find out who they really are and wish to help them to succeed.
Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly & Marie O'Riordan
Oxford & Cambridge revisited, along with the Charles Dickens Museum London as I talk about my new book. It's been an amazing journey so far in the writing.
NAOISE O’Reilly can’t read, at least, not fluently and not out loud.
She’s so severely dyslexic that an educational psychologist wrote her off as unsuitable for college when she was 17.
Marie O’Riordan fared even worse. A disaster at school, she failed honours English in her Leaving Certificate.
Yet the duo are now hugely successful entrepreneurs who spend their time turning around businesses, and enhancing the lives of everyone they deal with.
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Secrets To Success Formula Revealed By Purple Learning Project® Scientist’s Invention Of Periodic Table Of The Development of Results® with The Forever Method®
A world first and major breakthrough in the understanding, attainment and psychology surrounding success has been unveiled today by the people behind the Purple Learning Project® and The Forever Method®.
Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly Ph.D. and Marie O’Riordan have repeatedly made news headlines internationally for achieving record breaking results both together and individually through their work which spans over 48 years combined.
The Periodic Table of the Development of Results® or Purple Success® is a system for achieving milestones with men and women from any background or age. This equally has been proven to work for everyone from school children to high level corporate business people regardless of the type of person they are or the type of business or education environment they work in.
Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly says, “the great thing about Purple Success® is that it allows you to approach people in different ways as different people achieve success in different time frames too. Our formula really answers the questions as to why some students or clients appear to achieve success in what we call sonic style while other people have different needs and we view them as Darwins.”
“It’s like science, psychology, personal development and business gurus are all meeting in the same space to create a system for success for everybody,” according to Marie O’Riordan. She added that, “there are of course always universal themes that we recognize immediately for people regardless of their stage in life or the environment they currently find themselves in. I love the breath, scope and freedom our research on the ground, in real life and in real time provides.”
The table is a system which allows Dr. Naoisé and Marie to achieve the same results for everyone while allowing them to completely personalize what they implement. Proof arrived in the form of working with and analyzing hundreds of people across educational projects and five continents in the high pressure business world in the height of the recession.
Clients achieved extraordinary results such as earning $1,335,220.28 million dollars in 17 days after working with Dr. Naoisé and Marie verified by a T.V. Investigative Journalist. Recently, a new start-up business earned $147,362 in less that 7 days after working with these two women verified by Independent Financial Auditors. This was equivalent to over one year of business in just one week.
Dr. O’Reilly is often described as the last resort especially for many students who appear to be struggling who have Asperger’s Syndrome or Dyslexia that she has taken from failing subjects to getting straight A’s and being accepted into College. She currently works with babies aged 18 months to adults up to 72 years of age.
By creating a proper environment people can attain their skills and develop in a way that best suits them through this new table and take people from failure to success in the shortest timeframe possible. Both Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly and Marie O’Riordan are multiple award winners in the areas of business, film, company ability status and third world philanthropy.