You Can Do These 4 Things to Be More Resilient

No matter what stage in life you are in, to increase your satisfaction and happiness, you need to be resilient. When you are resilient, you regain your sense of balance as you struggle or deal with change or a challenge. This last week I gave you 3 characteristics of resilience. Read below for 4 more […]

Retiring: Do You Know How to Connect Your Values to Fulfillment in Life?

It's important to be able to identify your values at all stages in life. This continues to be true when you are considering retiring because this is a time in life when people ask what they can do to live a more fulfilled life. As you approach retirement, it is normal to be concerned about […]

Retiring? 5 Warning Signs You Are Stuck

Deciding to retire is a major decision in your life. This is especially true for Boomers because there are no models that fit all of the challenges ahead. With a possible 25 plus years added to your life span, there are a lot of decisions to be made in three main areas of your life. These […]

Do You Know What to Focus On?

Are there too many things clamoring for your attention? Deciding what to focus on and what to delete in your day to day life requires a high level of self-awareness. When you are considering retirement, you have a lot of decisions to make. Hopefully, you will have opportunities and options that you are excited about […]

How Do You Handle Disappointment or Adversity?

Life can be a struggle. The encore stage in your life is no exception. Yes, there are many meaningful and happy times during this prime time. However, as in other stages of life, there are challenges.  One of the challenges during retirement is learning how to accept some of the limitations that happen, such as […]

Retiring Options: Do You Want a Gap Year?

I want to share with you a blog post by John Duckworth, a partner at the financial planning firm, Trust Company of Illinois (TCI). I presented a seminar for them in June entitled How to Have an Extraordinary Retirement without Compromise. One of the things I mentioned in the seminar was the option of taking […]

Thinking about Retiring: Do You Do This?

There is a lot to think about when you think about retiring. It can be overwhelming. Of course, the financial planning piece is crucial. Hopefully, you have been working on that for a while.  Unfortunately, that isn’t the only thing you need to be thinking about. In addition to financial planning I recommend you take […]