If ever I’m asked about the best way to start creating a meaningful retirement, I offer a 2 word nugget that has fast become my mantra!
It sounds simple but it brings a powerful force into play to help us create a retirement by design, instead of by default.
The notion of ‘retirement’ as a one-time event that permanently divides work life from leisure is fast becoming a thing of the past. Modern retirement is all about making highly individual decisions and choices; there is no one-size-fits-all.
For some work is a necessity, especially in the current climate and for others it’s a choice with a payoff that goes way beyond money.
We are incredibly fortunate to be healthier, richer and better educated than ANY previous generation – and we have absolutely no intention of dishonouring this privilege by fading quietly into invisibility and obscurity.
The energy, wisdom, potential and experience we have coursing through our veins is needed now more than ever and we have far too much to offer to be consigned to invisibility!
The old, traditional views of retirement are being swept away as today’s 60-somethings set about reshaping this life stage by putting things like fulfilment, purpose, enjoyment and flexibility at its heart.
Isn’t it time for “retirement” to be given a make-over?
Coaching conversations are full of potential and power – a power to clarify, to heal, to transform. A power to connect us to our ‘spark’, our inspiration and our inner wisdom. And best of all… to motivate us into action.
When I say a conversation can change your life, I’m not joking…. I’m living proof of it!
It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Sometimes it seems like everyone around you is discovering their purpose and setting off to make their dreams into reality… and here you are, stuck on this basic question.
If the only certainty in life is change, you’d think we’d be better at it by the time we reach our Third Age!
Like it or not, we ARE changing! What’s less certain, is how we navigate this change as we transition into our next chapter.
Change of any sort always begins in the imagination first off and THEN gradually filters through into decisions, choices and new practices.
So if you want to change your future the place to START is by imagining a better one!
Do you ever get that gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of the stomach… a mixture of panic and regret, combined with the fear that time and opportunities are running out?
Well, what if you could turn those unsettling ‘woulda-coulda-shoulda’ thoughts into a force for positive change?
Did you know that your unique, personal story is a VERY powerful thing?
It can completely transform your perception of yourself, your past and your life and – this is the exciting bit – it can help you create new plotlines for the next chapter in this adventure called LIFE!
Like I said, powerful!
It’s been called post menopausal zest, zeal and even zing… but no matter what you call it, it is without doubt a wonderfully powerful phenomenon!