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Don’t Get Upset Over First-World Problems

Don’t Get Upset Over First-World Problems

I am writing this article because of a challenge my wife and I are facing. I hope you are sitting down and prepared to be shocked….our internet service is down! From the way we originally reacted you would think this was a crisis on a scale to rival the Gulf War or pandemic – especially when we found out they couldn’t get a technician to us for 24 hours. 24 hours? Don’t they realize we are read more…

Change Your Habits and Change Your Life

Change Your Habits and Change Your Life

If you want to change your habits and change your life: let’s say it straight up front: inertia is your enemy. What do I mean by inertia? Freedictionary.com gives two definitions for the term “inertia”: 1. The tendency of a body to resist acceleration; the tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest.  2. Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change read more…

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Single and Retired – 5 Steps to Prepare

Single and Retired – 5 Steps to Prepare

As you reach the end of your career, it is imperative that you begin to look into the next steps of life, especially if you are single and retired. However, many overlook the simple fact that retirement does not look the same for everybody — especially those who are single.

A stereotypical American life can often be defined as growing up, getting an education, pursuing your career, and more often than not, getting married. But for those who are perhaps divorced, or have made the choice to remain single, this path of life is not the one they chose. read more…

Have a Happy Retirement (or Not): It’s Your Choice

Have a Happy Retirement (or Not): It’s Your Choice

I bet the title of this article got your attention. You may have immediately agreed with the premise. However, there will be many people who claim that it is not their choice of whether to have a happy retirement because the circumstances of their life make it impossible.

I talk to a fair amount of people who are either in, or about to enter, the retirement zone, and when I suggest that they have control over their retirement happiness, I hear things like: read more…

Eight Ways to Boost Your Personal Value

Eight Ways to Boost Your Personal Value

One of the unfortunate aspects of facing retirement, or getting older for that matter, is the tendency to lose our sense of personal value. Our work doesn’t require our services, our friends may drift away, our adult children are mostly self-sufficient and perhaps we even feel as if our thoughts and presence are now unwanted. Perhaps we now depend on those who used to depend on us.

It’s not unusual to sense a loss of personal value in the retirement phase of life, but this does not have to be the case. read more…

Stop Being Judgmental and Boost Your Happiness

Stop Being Judgmental and Boost Your Happiness

First, let me start with a confession. I wrote this article about how to stop being judgmental because I have this tendency in my own life. Does this ring a bell with you? Judgmentalism is a common human trait that sometimes grows as we get older. And no, I am not one of those who yell at the kids to “Get off my yard” out my front window. First of all, because we are not located where kids are likely to play in our front yard, and second, because I would probably go out and join them. read more…

Avoid Boredom In Retirement

Avoid Boredom In Retirement

Avoid Boredom In Retirement

“I don’t think I’ll ever retire.  I don’t know what I’d do all day.”

Have you ever had anyone say that to you?  I suspect you have, given how common this sentiment is among people of retirement age.  Many people love their work and worry that they’d be bored without the daily activity their job provides. Unfortunately, even if you love your work, there will likely come a day when you’ll retire, whether by choice or by circumstances outside your control. read more…

What is Your “Why”?

What is Your “Why”?

To Succeed You Need To Have A Strong “Why” – What is Your Why?

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
– Kenneth Blanchard

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Why You Need the Right Retirement Mindset

Why You Need the Right Retirement Mindset

Many articles, books and videos about retirement neglect the value of a positive retirement mindset. Yet, I believe that your attitude about this important phase of your life can be as crucial as the issues of health and finances. We all know retired people who have money, good health, and plenty of friends and family around, yet spend much of their time acting miserable. read more…

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