How to launch a second career
Karen Hertz has been an attorney, music writer, public relations agency founder and the inventor of The Racktrap (a bra accessory) -- all in the past five years.
"It may sound cliche, but I would say the biggest lesson learned is to truly believe in yourself," says Hertz. "Don't listen to the naysayers. Don't even tell people what you are doing if that will jeopardize your success. And always follow your instincts. Even when it doesn't seem apparent, be open to meeting all kinds of people and to all the possibilities life has to offer."