Are you getting close to retirement and wondering what comes next? Or maybe you’ve found yourself retired and you weren’t really ready for it?
You’re not alone … many people have no idea what retirement is going to bring. And the internet is full of financial advice for retirement, but there's not much about what really goes on after retirement.
We all know that life doesn’t end at retirement – there’s potentially two or three more decades that we’re going to have to live through. So, the big question is … WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
This podcast gives you the answer. Come along with me while I figure out how to live "the life I have imagined." You’ll hear from men and women who have moved away from traditional 9-5 jobs, and from some who are retired, and you'll hear my thoughts as I make my own journey. Together we’ll figure out what comes next.
This show isn’t about business and finances, it’s about life!
Adjusting to Retirement
Adjusting to life in retirement involves creating a purpose or meaning for your life, looking after your health and well-being, and developing lasting connections with friends and family.
The hardest part is often simply accepting that a part of your life is over - that the activity you did for the last 20-40 years is no longer what you do each day. But this doesn't mean you aren't going to be doing ANYthing! There are many other activities - some new - that will take up your time if you let them. Part of your new job in retirement is to make sure that you don't get overwhelmed trying to do all the things.
Remember that it's okay to say no to people sometimes - you don't HAVE to be busy all the time. The most important point to keep in mind is that retirement is not only about filling time; it's about discovering new opportunities for growth, happiness, and fulfillment.
One of the ways to do this is to prioritize happiness in your life:
slow down and take time to just be by yourselfdo some journalling or meditationfocus on being present in whatever you're doing - don't always be thinking ahead about the next taskremember to ask yourself if you're doing an activity because you WANT to or because you feel you HAVE to do it - and cut out some of the "have to do it" activities!
Leaving the Rat Race Behind - with Laura Black
Laura Black is a retired lawyer, an award-winning businesswoman, and the author of Climbing Down the Ladder: A Journey to Another Kind of Happy. After completing law school and beginning her career as a lawyer, she and her business partner built the world's largest legal staffing company.
She joins us this week to share some of her insights into how to make retirement the best it can be:
Prioritizing HappinessFinding Fulfillment and Letting GoExpanding the Spokes on the Wheel of Life
Connect with Laura via email: email@example.com
Follow Laura on Instagram: agingwomanconfessingstuff
Check out Laura's website: Www.Laurablack.net
Mindset Shifts and My Best Life
This week I review Sandi Shortt's chat about crossroads in life, mindset, and lifestyle changes, and designing a fulfilling and purposeful retirement.
One critical point that stood out to me was the idea of shifting from a mundane, gray existence to a vibrant, colorful life.
Sandi's work as a psychotherapist and coach reinforces the importance of identifying who we want to be, how we want to feel, and taking action towards those goals.
Her My Best Life exercise is an excellent tool for assessing our current situation and identifying where we want to be. By exploring the gap between those two points, we can make a roadmap towards our goals and aspirations.
Retirement is an opportunity not just to rest and relax, but to make a meaningful impact in our communities and leave a legacy that will endure.
It's An Inside Job - with Sandi Shortt
Sandi Shortt is a Mindset and Life coach and calls herself a Design Coach. By using mindset and other modalities, she helps retired, widowed women re-invent their lives and create their next chapter, designing a life for themselves full of joy, fulfillment, and purpose.
Here are three key takeaways from the episode:
Focus on designing the life you want, not just creating one that others expect of you.Mindset plays a crucial role in shaping our lives and achieving our goals.Leveraging the support of a coach or mentor can help you identify your strengths and guide you towards your goals.
Follow Sandi on Instagram: sandishorttcoaching
Book a complimentary session with Sandi and get your “My Best Life” exercise:
Check out Sandi's Facebook Group – At The Crossroads In Life - https://www.facebook.com/groups/877074913382807
Download Sandi's Free e-book - https://expert-artist-3363.ck.page/caaf28d581
Check out Sandi's website: https://sandishortt.com/
Preparing for the End
There's a lot to be done before we pass off this Earth... how much we do in advance makes a huge impact on those we leave behind.
End-of-life planning isn't just about medical care. It's about ALL aspects of your last days, and hopefully there will be a LOT of them to enjoy before you're done!
Talking about your medical care, estate planning, the legacy you'll leave behind ... this is all important to do NOW, while you're healthy and can give it the attention it deserves.
Mediation & End-of-Life Planning: Living in the Now - with Kimberly Best
Kimberly Best is a registered nurse who spent over two decades working in various intensive care units, trauma centers, and emergency departments. She pursued graduate school in clinical community psychology but found it unfulfilling and returned to nursing. After her brother introduced her to transformative mediation, she went on to study conflict management and currently specializes in mediation, facilitation, and restorative practices for peace building.
Kimberly highlights that end-of-life care should be focused on the patient's quality of life and ability to do what matters to them, rather than on painful treatments that can be cruel and rob patients of a peaceful and dignified ending. She highlights the importance of addressing conflicts sooner rather than later and embracing mediation as an alternative to the legal process to avoid a long, drawn-out and acrimonious situation.
Kimberly also touches on the important theme of estrangement and how it can impact end-of-life conversations. She emphasizes the importance of identifying what is important to all parties involved and notes that reflecting on how we dealt with conflict growing up can affect the way we deal with it now.
Please connect with Kimberly wherever you find her:
I am recently retired, thanks to Covid and the stock market! The opportunity was there and we took it! But many of the issues we currently deal with - we really did not seriously consider. Hey if you can afford it - why not? This podcast helps in all those areas not financial. Gives good ideas - but more the understanding that many others are going thru the same feelings and issues. And tools and ideas to improve. Thank you Jacque🥳
Great lessons for after retirement
I found the stories of each retiree inspiring--Jacquie's interviewing style brings out great lessons that we can all learn from.
Five Freedoms and Push Button Podcasts
Being a guest on Beyond Retirement Podcast was such an honor. I’m glad to talk to Jacquie Doucette who is an awesome host for the show, she gives her audiences helpful information. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about the Five Freedoms, Push Button Podcast, and other fun topics. Keep the inspiring content going.