Dealing with uncertainty can be a challenge, but when times are tumultuous we can turn our attention to what we are able to control in our lives. Read our top three Inspired Living™ strategies that can help you to take back control and return to living your Inspired Life Purpose™.
Before the pandemic, technology was something that, as a retiree, you could more or less choose to embrace. Today we all realize the important role that technology plays in keeping us together. It’s up to us to continue to embrace these tools, so we’ve put together some ways that you can use technology throughout your retirement.
To start a business after you retire may seem daunting, but there could be more motivation to take action than you might think. The truth is that there’s never a ‘perfect’ time to start a business, so we’ve put together some reasons why a retirement business could be the answer.
Retirees across the United States are heading back to campuses when they retire. In fact, many colleges and universities have started tailoring programs specifically for those who want to start a new career or just make learning a cornerstone of their retirement schedules.
This generation of retirees is going to live longer than any in history. Today’s seniors are healthier, more active, and receiving better preventative care than ever before. On top of that, a growing group of scientists are trying to harness technology and modern medicine to slow down the aging process. Experts call the cumulative effect of these changes to life expectancy “the longevity effect.” They project that extending our years of healthy living can have tremendous benefits both to individuals and to society as a whole.
It might sound a little crazy but there are many benefits to working even though you no longer need the money for your living or retirement needs. These “retirement workers” have discovered that part-time jobs or volunteer positions allow them to keep a nice pace in life and find a balance among using their talents, enjoying recreation, traveling, and spending time with family. Some of our most ambitious clients even start brand new companies in retirement.
We may not always be able to control the circumstances of a given situation we find ourselves in. But we always have the freedom to choose how we respond. The choice we make – and how we make it – often determines how well we survive the situation, and if we go on to thrive.
One common attribute of successful, happy people is that they are intensely curious. They never feel like the world has passed them by because they have made learning and self-improvement a lifelong process. In fact, Bill Gates places such a high value on continuous learning that he schedules annual “Think Weeks” where he holes himself up in a private study with books, magazines, and scientific papers. Whether you want to stay ahead of the curve or just cultivate a curious mind, daily learning can have some major personal and professional benefits.
We understand why so many people stick with jobs that don’t provide meaning—it’s the money. And working “for the money” is not all bad. Having financial security so we can provide for our families is obviously a worthy reason. However, as important as money is, feeling that the work we do is meaningful matters too. It’s better for our health. It’s better for our relationships. And it just makes getting up in the morning much more desirable.
We all have that one thing that we know has grown our leadership. In this article, Leadership Development Network executive committee members and champions were asked what they saw as the key factor in boosting their leadership capacity exponentially.
- Page 1 of 2