Yes, I am one of those. The ones who identified themselves by what they did at work. The ones the experts say will struggle in retirement transition to find out who they are without work. As I struggled with “To work or Not to work”, What is my Identity?, and finding a life balance … Continue reading What do you do?
I realized recently I have developed a very strong habit of delaying gratification, of putting things off, of saying ”I will do that someday". Guess what – someday is here! But strongly held habits, ones you’ve had for years, are hard to break. And I've been putting things off for year and years. Even … Continue reading What am I waiting for?
So much of retirement planning focuses on the financial planning - providing guidance on investment balance, cash flow management, and how much should you save. But very little talks about How-to-define your retirement life - the (many) days after the big day. How do you create your best retirement life versus just allowing it to … Continue reading Applying Innovation Expertise to Personal Innovation
I recently re-looked at the Robert Atchley (2000) 7 Stages of Retirement. He details the stages from pre-retirement through termination of retirement. I re-read his entry into retirement stage with renewed interest, as I have just passed through this stage (16 months since that day), as well as spoken to many about their own path … Continue reading Stages of Retirement