Welcome to Life Conversations, with your host David Andrew, CEO and Founder of Capital Partners Private Wealth Advisers, and author of Wealth with Purpose. Each week Life Conversations with Capital Partners will explore a wide range of leadership topics, and interview some of our community’s best and brightest leaders. Life Conversations with Capital Partners was established to provide different ideas and thinking for our community.
Episode 8: A Healthy Retirement
What is required to establish the building blocks for a healthy retirement, and what do we need to consider for our physical and mental wellbeing?
Many of the episodes in this podcast series have alluded to the fact that our approach to life while working shouldn't significantly change in our retirement years. This theme continues if we look at the building blocks of establishing health and wellbeing during retirement because what we do today affects the quality of what we have tomorrow.
In this episode, Damon, David and Barry highlight that unless we have a healthy approach to our lives, the purpose that you have identified could all but become obsolete.
Listen to Episode 8 of Talking About Retirement, A Healthy Retirement below.
Episode 7: Leisure and Balance
In this episode Damon, David and Barry discuss the importance of leisure time and how this may influence our quest to achieve balance.
They examine what retirees should be looking at during this stage, some of the pitfalls in our approach to leisure, and the difficulty of finding activities that are fulfilling in time versus filling in time typically referred to as the paradox of leisure.
Listen to episode 7 to discover how we define, separate or allocate our leisure time differently - if at all - in retirement.
Episode 6: Stages of Retirement
In this episode Damon, David and Barry discuss the various stages of retirement and seek to understand what may lie on the road ahead.
They do this by looking at the three key stages of retirement as outlined by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and specifically, how looking at retirement as a sense of time is to look backwards.
Damon, David and Barry unanimously agree that retiring at the age of 65 has become an artificial concept.
Listen to episode 6 of Talking About Retirement below or via your favourite podcast platform.
Episode 5: The Role of Work
In this episode Damon, David and Barry discuss the role that work plays in our lives.
According to Retirement Expert, Barry LaValley, we need to seriously consider the value that work brings us. If we understand this, we may not be so quick to dismiss it as an end of an era and the beginning of a new prolonged leisure.
This notion is explored by looking at how much of our identity is often linked to our work.
Episode 4: PERMA (Part two)
This episode is a continuation of the discussion around the PERMA model and its scientific approach to understanding the elements of happiness and what we can do to maximise each element.
In this episode, Damon, David and Barry look at Meaning (M), Achievement (A) and the end result of Vitality (PERMA+V).
Listen to the worlds’ best thinkers around retirement and prepare to position yourself for a successful and engaging second phase of life.
"This is about helping people get on the right track and stay on the right track. The lessons, the psychology that we are talking about isn't just related to retirement, it's related to life and if we could help people have the best life possible with the resources they have, that would be a great outcome" - David Andrew.
Episode 3: PERMA (Part one)
In this episode we continue to look at PERMA, the psychological side of looking into retirement as the second phrase of our life.
To be able to effectively discuss this we need to look at what retirement means to us. This phase of life is rapidly changing in society and doesn't mean the same thing as it did to our parents or grandparents journeys. The cliché of the gold watch, daytime television, the occasional trip here or there.
Post retirement we are now seeing many people tending to work, not necessarily because they have to but because they love what they do.
It's meaningful, provides a strong sense of purpose and self worth. Pop that with a variety of leisure and social activities, and we have a really dynamic phase of our life.
However, a lot of our attention when we think about retirement tends to be about the money.
Whilst the money is an essential component, to completing the picture, it's meaningless unless we have a clear snapshot of what our retirement is going to look like. What it means to us and how we can continue or start to live a fulfilling life.