From No Plan to a Full Life Framework

Five years ago (April 2014) I was given the option of an early retirement package. I had no plan.  I was a cynical workaholic with few life hobbies, and not a good genetic profile of longevity.  I needed to get a life, before I died.   I took the package and began the journey to figure … Continue reading From No Plan to a Full Life Framework

19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019

Since I completed my Retirement Transition book (more to come on final publication!), I’ve been feeling the need for a new “big project”.  Keep in mind, I love (need) a plan! It was suggested I just start writing my next book. And that is a possibility. But I wondered about other things to explore this … Continue reading 19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019

Planned Spontaneity

On my Autumn Bucket List was the item “be spontaneous”. I’ve been struggling with executing this action item.   Is planned spontaneity too much of an oxymoron? Trying to be more spontaneous meant less structured plans. And for me, that lead to more ups & downs of feelings of satisfaction. When I have days of inactivity, … Continue reading Planned Spontaneity

The Method in the Madness

I am Refining my Transition Plan. There is a method to the madness. My whole transition process was based on the process of Innovation Thinking (based on my career as a product designer).   For those of you new to my blog, this process is: REFLECT: A deep self-discovery introspection that becomes the foundational insights for … Continue reading The Method in the Madness

Anniversaries – A Time to Reflect

There seems to be natural moments to reflect & celebrate the past and then plan the future. For some this could be the year-end, the change of seasons, or the new moons. For me there are now two concurrent anniversaries that are making me pause to reflect and celebrate: the 4-year anniversary of retirement from … Continue reading Anniversaries – A Time to Reflect

Future Scenarios – a How-to Vision Tool

Back in April 2015 I came across a tool about writing 5 Future Scenarios. It was a way of visioning where you want to go/who you want to be/what you want to do. The approach has you pick 5 different elements of what you think your future life could be like and then tell the … Continue reading Future Scenarios – a How-to Vision Tool