Baby Boomer Peter Busch – From I.T. To Contract Bridge


In the second of my interviews on baby boomers making a fresh start, I talk to Peter Busch from Buderim in Queensland, Australia. Peter, who ran his own I.T. business in software development, successfully transformed his hobby into his vocation in his early fifties, when he began his career as a bridge director and developer of bridge scoring software (now sold internationally) and bridge web sites.

Watch the interview below to hear Peter’s account of how his passion for bridge turned into a career.

I found it interesting, that unlike Becca King Reed in my first interview who made a deliberate decision to quit her job and follow her passion, Peter started out with no plan at all to make bridge his career – it just grew naturally a result of his interest in it and his previous experience in the I.T. industry.

As Peter has also emphasized, it’s important to remember that just because you’re doing something you love, doesn’t mean it’s going to be all plain sailing. The most rewarding careers are often the most challenging.

As movie star Bette Davis said, “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”

Was there anything in my interview with Peter that resonated with you?  I’d love to know, so please leave your comments below. And if you have any ideas for further interviews, please contact me.

About the Author Robin Storey

Robin Storey is an Australian author from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. She is a certified book nerd and has no weird hobbies or unusual pets.

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