I recently was invited to a presentation by Ken Blanchard and his co-author Morton Shaevitz about a new book entitled ” Refire Don’t Retire: Make the Rest of your Life the Best of Your Life.” I was certainly inspired by what Ken and Mort has to say about aging and how we need to shift our paradigm about retirement.
The reality is that baby boomers are living longer and are healthier than previous generations. It is not uncommon to see baby boomers working into their 70’s and 80’s with more zest and vitality for what they are doing. Some are required to work because their finances would not allow them to retire, but many are working for the love of contribution to society and want to stay active.
In Ken and Mort’s new book “Refire Don’t Retire” they create a parable and a very compelling story for the reader. You are taken on a journey of an aging husband and wife who are lucky enough to have a wake up call, and shift their whole perspective about how they see the world. They have a spiritual awakening along with a realization about their emotional, intellectual and physical well being that gets them engaged with zest, zeal and passion for life again.
If you are considering retirement, or are in retirement you really need to read and understand that their are so many other options. What contributions can you make to society, how do you want to spend the rest of your life? These are important questions, let’s face it you can only workout or play golf so much.
Please listen to this very compelling interview with Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz. You can also learn more about their book by clicking here to be directed to the website for the book. Enjoy this wonderful interview!!!!