Posts Tagged ‘Smells Like Retirement’
Why You Shouldn’t Be Bored in Retirement
Why You Shouldn’t Be Bored in Retirement I’m often asked how I handle the long periods of boredom in retirement, so I’ll tell you: I have had no long periods of boredom in retirement. And neither will you. Retirement Means New Challenges Find something fun to do and then do it until you are so good…Read More
Running Out of Money in Retirement
Will You Run Out of Money? The biggest worry I hear from people getting ready to retire is this…”I am afraid that I will run out of money.” Legit concern. Could happen. However, it is often avoidable. Here’s the thing… If you retire with not enough money, or too early, or just barely enough money…you…Read More
Where Do You Really Want to Live?
Why not live where you really want to live? Have you ever gone on vacation and so throughly enjoyed the location that you started immediately planning on how to get back there repeatedly over the next several decades? St. Croix, American Virgin Islands, has that pull on me. So does the South of France, Biarritz,…Read More
Reflections on the Past and Adios to 2016!
The topic of this blog is…living our lives in the present and future. This Past Year Kicked My Ass 2016 kicked my ass. One of the best friends any guy could have, Danny Fairbanks, passed away…my buddy forever. I hated losing him. I still have his last voice mail to me on my phone…just so…Read More
Who is the New Retired YOU?
The topic of this blog is…You matter. I mention in the book that it is quite a shock to the system when you go from being what you have been for 40 years or so to…to what? Who and what is the new retired YOU going to be? You may not know that on the…Read More
What if you are already retired and your retirement sucks?
The topic of this blog is…What if you have already retired and it is boring, screwed up and otherwise sucks? Happens all the time. What also happens all the time is that most people in this situation don’t do a damn thing about it…other than getting more and more isolated, more and more pissed off…Read More
Pay Your Knowledge Forward
The topic of this blog is…passing along your knowledge. I have watched geniuses…learned people…walk out the door at retirement without ever passing along that which they learned. Oh sure, they did so while working. They mentored. Coached. Helped others along the way. But what about those who come after them…what could they pass along to…Read More
Take Charge of Your Career and Your Retirement – The Books
Topic for this blog…the difference and similarity between my three non-photo books. Smells Like Retirement is about taking charge of your own retirement and steering your retirement to exactly where you want it to go. The Way Up is about taking charge of your corporate career and steering your career to exactly where you want it…Read More
This is the Reason Hillary Lost the Election (NOT a Political Blog)
The topic for this blog is…How Hillary lost the election (not a political blog, I promise). We Need To Continue To Evolve It is critically important that we continue to evolve throughout our lives. By that I mean…stay in touch with current and emerging technology, adding new friends along the way, keeping up with trends in…Read More
Give Yes a Rest
Topic for this blog…the extremely powerful word “NO” I have always been kind of selfish. By that, I mean that I try to have my first filter to be “is this good for me?” rather than “Is this good for someone else?” It turned out that being charitable and giving time to various causes WAS…Read More