Activation Energy – A Personal Pep Talk

Part of my word-of-the-year includes the concept of activating. To SOAR, you need to take that first step, that leap of faith, that jump into the unknown.   I am finding it hard to activate some long-held to-do activities. This blog is a personal pep talk on discovering why I can't take that first step, and … Continue reading Activation Energy – A Personal Pep Talk

Freedom versus Commitment

I really enjoyed reading the in-depth survey recently published by Age Wave/Merrill Lynch where they talk about the 4 phases of retirement.   Having just passed my 2-year into retirement mark, I have definitely lived the “2-year retirement transition” phase they called Liberation and Self-Discovery.   I do believe I am entering the next (quite long) phase … Continue reading Freedom versus Commitment

My Process to Work through Retirement Transition

After reading many different approaches to planning for retirement, I created a process to work through and create a Life Plan for this next life stage.  Why a plan?  One of my favorite quotes is a Japanese proverb: “Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare”.   So my process builds … Continue reading My Process to Work through Retirement Transition