The paradigm of retirement has shifted. The old retirement pattern of a long career of hard work, followed by no work and freedom to pursue leisure activities, is no longer typical or even attractive.
As Baby Boomers enter their 60's, they begin to think about how to retire from their professions or occupations. The combination of longer anticipated lifespans, entrenched patterns of consumption, and other factors, such as losses in retirement account funding due to the economy, has led many boomers to consider post retirement as a "next phase" of life (work-wise and otherwise).
Getting ready to look within and re-discover who we are now, and then using that newly found data to fashion what we want to do, to see, to become will be the imprint of our unique "life signature."
Remember when you believed that you could change the world? Where are those dreams and aspirations of youth? You may feel you are now ready for a life makeover but are not sure what the changes should be.
"No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him." James Russell Lowell
The message is: Life is not a dress rehearsal. You can solve your problems using the mind you know you have. You can stop seeking answers outside yourself. You can look within.
"Shifting Gears To Your Life and Work After Retirement" by authors Carolee Duckworth and Marie Langworthy helps you transition into a healthy, happy, productive new phase of independent adulthood.
This new book is the jump-start to propel boomers on the brink of retirement to start thinking of their retirement from this (whatever they've always wanted to do, but never dared to dream possible). The 50-60 age group will find this one-stop-shopping source the definitive compendium to chart the direction of their next and last best life phase. Boomers will engage in a process of self-discovery as they travel through a Five-Step Process designed to help them determine who they are, the values that define them, and how they want to spend this last great, rich phase of their life.
Today, boomers are redefining who they are in such roles as: dual professional marriages, late life parenthood, serial singlehood, parenting parents and/or grandchildren. Yet, boomers want to: look and act young, stay connected and creative, and work at least part-time after retirement. Their encore career is on the minds of many, if not most, retiring boomers.
Bottom Line: Retiring boomers are or plan to be energetic and vital, techno-savvy, entrepreneurial and globally aware. They have more to offer along with the desire and ability to offer it. And they have expectations of living for one or even two additional 15-year cycles beyond what was formerly common.
Boomer Retirement Life Tips ($1.99)