Thirty years with lots of time and not so much money makes for a VERY long vacation. So… what’s a 55+ Baby Boomer to do? Work? Play? Travel? Volunteer? Or a combination of all these? Here at home or abroad? Alone or with a partner? In cyberspace or at home or in the office? Full or part time?
With more than 10,000 adults turning 55+ every day since 2012, everyone is speculating about what the Boomers will be doing for the next 30-50 remaining years of their lives, not least of all we Boomers ourselves. Arguably this next could be our BEST life passage. But first we need to “shift gears,” rediscover our SELVES, then redesign our upcoming lives.
Boomers Duckworth and Langworthy have penned a one-source “call to action” to all 55+ Boomers to invent their own personal and professional Next Phase, known in the past as ‘Retirement.’ They present a creative, compelling specific roadmap to how Boomers can and will live their last and BEST opus -- with vitality, creativity and productivity.
Get ready, world, for the onslaught of healthy, somewhat well-heeled Boomers, soon to be numbered more than 77 million, who are not willing to be defined by an age number. This group is ripe for specific direction, modern resources, and ‘light my fire’ inspiration to help them fashion their last best opus. This is their book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ever think of retirement? Have goals or plans for it? Looking at retiring from one position and starting a new career life? Seeing where you are currently and being honest about whether you are closer or further away from it is a major step in transitioning/shifting to a way of life that is still comfortable is what this book addresses. A way of life that works for you and your family is what this book assists one in finding. Also, the authors, Carolee Duckworth and Marie Langworthy, remind us sometimes we don't assess our personality, abilities, motivations, or our thinking in comparison with the line of work we are looking to transition into next. What do we better match up with in terms of time, money, career, family life, and what retirement period to look forward to are major themes written about. The lines of business may change time and time again in our life. Different factors outside of business/career also need to be considered for work and retirement to be maintainable and enjoyable. The later years are to be more productive and enjoyable as we get older and wiser. This book is great insight how to do so! The steps to assess where we are and where we want to go are easy to understand. The stories were given by those who wrote the book and have decades of experience working hands out with rebuilding work forces from children to adulthood. Reading how the authors worked in the school systems, from the administrative, business-public and private areas of education to the workforce side of preparing and assisting people to find work was quite refreshing. This assists with getting a well-rounded view of what we have to look forward to and pitfalls to watch out for in our own futures. There were many concepts and processes that we are given as references to assess what, when, how, where, and if it is logical to retire. Lots of dedicated research speeds up the process of transitioning into retirement for Early and Late Baby Boomers. Life is full of inspiration when able to take this informative book and apply it and SHIFT GEARS.
I believe this book is meant for the generation of the baby boomers. The book is dedicated to them, and it is this generation that is retiring in today's time. This is a very practical book to help those of retirement age, figure out what direction to take when it comes time to retire. There are thousands upon thousands of books out there that aid you into retirement. Most books give you the where, when, and why retire. This book is mainly helpful in getting yourself emotionally ready for retirement. There is even a Rediscover Your Work, Self Statement for you to fill out in chapter seven which looks like an educational mad lib to getting yourself prepared for retirement. This book would not be suitable for those who are preparing themselves financially, to retire in the next ten years. If your looking for information on where and how to invest and where to put your money, this is not the book for you. I found the grammar and spelling errors to be distracting, along with the badly formatted book that broke up the sentences and ruined the flow of the book. I did think it was a great idea for the authors to put space for notes after each chapter, this comes in handy for those who don't have a digital copy, and need to keep notes.
Wow! I was really impressed with this book. I simply could not put it down. These ladies really know their business, it is a direct and to the point blueprint for reinventing oneself for today's demanding and competitive world.
What a book! A veritable gold mine of pertinent, up-to-date information, that will take you by the hand and lead you through a process of self-discovery that will allow you to transform your life and become a more productive and satisfied individual with greater income potential, more confidence and peace of mind. A real eye-opener!