Category: Retirement Coaching

Evaluating Opportunity In Retirement: The Zone of Genius Vs Excellence

It’s About Selecting, Not Being Selected Often our retiring clients are motivated to “land another opportunity” quickly. While they typically do not need the income that such an opportunity would bring, they fear irrelevance and boredom. However, we caution them to be quite choosy about their future commitments. For folks who have often competed for…

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Adjusting to Retirement: Embracing 3 New Mindsets

Many of the mindsets that serve us during an intense career can become impediments as we embark on a new chapter, even one where we intend to be engaged and involved. To start with, anyone with a demanding career has become habituated to reacting to the needs of others swiftly and automatically, which keeps the…

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How To Stay Motivated in Retirement

For some, retirement offers an escape hatch from an unhappy slog. But many prove Freud right in his view of work as a motivating impulse in life, right up there with love. The father of psychoanalysis framed it one way. We frame it another. In coaching high achievers on the brink of retirement, we focus…

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When Should I Be Thinking About Retirement?

There’s a question we often get from mid-career professionals when we present to their firms. “When should I start thinking about retirement?” they ask. Our answer is boringly consistent. “It doesn’t matter how old you are,” we tell them. “It’s always relevant.” Even if you are still ten years away, we point out that this…

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Five Key Ideas to Overcome Anxiety About Retirement

Welcome back to my two-part post about overcoming anxiety about retirement. If you missed Part One of this series, be sure to go back and read it to learn more about what retirement anxiety is. In this discussion, I will share some of our most powerful ideas about overcoming retirement anxiety. While most of us…

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Understanding and Overcoming Retirement Anxiety

Welcome to my two-part post about overcoming retirement anxiety. After working for nearly two decades to help lawyers and other professionals retire from intense careers, I am keenly aware of how many people quietly suffer with anxiety at the thought of an impending retirement.  But we have a proven approach to overcoming retirement anxiety and…

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Reframing Retirement: The Gift That Keeps Giving

For many, retirement implies the freedom to spend all that money you spent years saving. But the expenditure I’m referring to is not financial. Rather, the open-ended outlay of time tends to pose a bigger conceptual challenge for many. One of the themes we see with our financially secure clients is that their prosperity poses…

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Successful Retirement Requires More Than Money

Perhaps you’re among the millions of retirees who imagined, helped along by decades of marketing messages, that your well-funded 401k was all you needed to glide into the sunset of retirement happy and fulfilled. If you are like most, you might be realizing that somehow you have under-thought the consequences of this enormous life change…

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Twin Fallacies of Retirement: Imminent Decline or Permanent Vacation

Retirement is perhaps one of life’s most significant transitions, a time when people leave their working lives behind and enter a new phase of life. However, many people have a negative view of retirement, viewing it as the start of one of two extremes: an inevitable decline or a permanent vacation. Although one sounds more…

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How Changing Roles in Retirement Can Boost Self-Esteem

Whether we realize it or not, the roles we play in life often shape critical aspects of our identities and therefore have a significant effect on our “self-regard” – meaning our overall sense of self-worth and self-esteem, which can run along a continuum of positive to negative. With a high level of positive self-regard, we…

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