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Navigating your next chapter after traditional work requires a new kind of bravery—especially for men. Michael and his guests speak straight to how to overcome the conditioning of our hard-charging career years and explore what will bring us fulfillment.

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Navigating your next chapter after traditional work requires a new kind of bravery—especially for men. Michael and his guests speak straight to how to overcome the conditioning of our hard-charging career years and explore what will bring us fulfillment.

    Financial Security with Richard Eisenberg

    Financial Security with Richard Eisenberg

    Everyone wants to put their head on the pillow at night and feel a peace of mind. Today’s guest knows money management is one of the top sources of stress for Americans.

    I’m so excited to have Richard Eisenberg, the Managing Editor of Next Avenue, here with us today. Richard’s experience—and wisdom—is overflowing with important information.

    In this episode, we’ll hear from him about managing money, the challenges of retirement planning, and the very different problems for today’s retiree

    • 48 min
    Creating an Impact with Greg Burnett

    Creating an Impact with Greg Burnett

    There’s a growing trend of men who are financially prepared to retire, but finding themselves reluctant to step out of the working world for good. For some, that’s where exploring a second act career comes in.

    My guest today, Greg Burnett, found that an alternative career was his path to fulfill a mission of giving back. In this episode, Greg shares how he discovered a flexible role through Encore Fellowships that combines meaning, continued income, and social purpose.

    • 41 min
    Retirement By Design with Ida Abbott

    Retirement By Design with Ida Abbott

    When you were growing up, chances are the messages you received about retirement were looking forward to a life of “playing golf” and “relaxing” in the afternoon.

    The truth is that none of us actually know what transitioning to the next stage feels like until it starts knocking on our doors.

    According to Ida Abbott, shifting into a new mindset becomes even more important when you’ve been successful. In this episode, she shares more on designing your individualized retirement path.

    • 48 min
    Tracking Your Health with Dr. Henry Balzani

    Tracking Your Health with Dr. Henry Balzani

    As Dr. Henry Balzani explains, we live 95% of our lives unconsciously. Our brain seeks out habits to make our lives easier, but the problem is it picks up bad habits along with good habits.

    We’re the ones who have to control those habits—and that’s where biohacking comes in. I think you’ll find today’s guest both fascinating and informative. In this episode, Dr. Henry Balzani reveals more about his path from pharmacist to physician and how he began biohacking.

    • 48 min
    The Mind-Body Connection with Ken Nelson

    The Mind-Body Connection with Ken Nelson

    It’s a blessing to achieve financial security and have the opportunity to work on our lives in areas like health, happiness, and purpose. As my friend Ken Nelson explains, growing older is a privilege—not everyone gets to do it.

    Today I’m thrilled to speak with Ken, a meditation and Qigong teacher who has lived a life that’s anything but ordinary. While his journey took him through early tragedies, Ken persevered after discovering a spiritual path.

    • 54 min
    Shifting Gears with Richard Haiduck

    Shifting Gears with Richard Haiduck

    We all have hopes and aspirations that get pushed to the back burner because of life’s responsibilities. Can you think of something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet?

    Perhaps it’s time to revive your forgotten dreams.

    Today I’m thrilled to speak with an author who did just that. As Richard Haiduck created a strategy to transition from his work life into the next chapter, one striking outcome was authoring a book: Shifting Gears: 50 Baby Boomers Share Their Meaningful Journeys in

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

jtsonas ,

Such interesting insight

Michael is a great host who draws the best out of his guests. So interesting to hear the stories and experiences these men have had. All of which have brought them to their next chapter....retirement. Some approach it with gusto and others with trepidation. Either way their stories are compelling and you will get a take away from all to give you something to think about.

JDillev ,

Engaging and insightful

Anyone searching for meaning and purpose will find value in these conversations, regardless of age, gender, or stage of life. Michael is a gifted interviewer who gives his guests space to talk about what matters most.

Hugues R. ,

Train 68

Loved the podcast! Very insightful as to what one can do to make their retirement fulfilling. Not everyone will have the same experience or activities obviously, but this really got my attention as to what types of activities can be satisfying. Looking forward to more podcasts on this topic!

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