Your Next Adventure!
There are baby boomers turning age 65 every 7 seconds of every single day and this will continue for about the next decade. That is a lot of people who are potentially coming to the end of a career. Or are they? Surveys have revealed that the majority of baby boomers want to continue being active with either working full or part time. It’s interesting to note that over half of that group would like to do something other than what they’ve done for the last couple of decades. Yet only 19% have done anything different thus far. Maybe it’s the way we perceive retirement.
If you’ve retired recently, think back about your life at work. At work you had an identity and were a contributor, you were respected, people needed you, you had a social network and you provided value. You exchanged feedback and advice, praise and criticism. You were part of something larger than you. Now think about what provides that feeling of purpose in your new phase of life. The place to look is within, whether it is adjusting your lifestyle or adjusting to a new career.
You know that the financial part of retirement planning is key and do you know what one of the key problems financial planners have with their clients? Getting the answer to this key question: “What do you plan on doing in retirement?” For a financial planner, it is a lot different planning scenario for couples or individuals who want to travel internationally once a year compared to those who want to move to a senior living community to be close to grandkids. If clients can figure out what they want to do in retirement, what type of journey they want to embark on, it sure makes a financial planner’s job a lot less frustrating.
We will not only cover planning for the journey, we’ll also explore some of the some of the problems, other than financial, that baby boomers may encounter. Discussions on personal leadership, losing your identity, trying to figure out a new lifestyle, the onset of depression, fear, default behaviors and much more. Even the challenges of both spouses or partners being at home together for the first time, resulting in arguing and dealing with old habits. We are going to try and make it fun and interactive while we learn and continue to grow.
Adventure Jerky-Fuel for the Journey is all about providing fuel for your journey. Whether the fuel is physical fuel such as jerky or mental fuel in regards to sharing ideas & thoughts with books, blogs and literature. We want to get you in the mood to successfully repurpose your new lifestyle and/or a new career and have a successful journey. Come on along and we’ll show you how to create some fun adventures whether a large one or a series of smaller adventures.
We would also like to hear from you and have you share your adventures in the blog contest.