Having both time and money has been a major focus of my business career. The reason being is that I love to sit in an Adirondack chair on the bank of a lake and enjoy the clouds passing by. A recent article, written by Meredith Bernard, describes the life purposes that can materialize from being able to relax and think about one’s future.
A big shout out to Laura Eiman as she flies to the Dominican Republic for the Pan Am Masters. Laura is favored to bring home the Gold Medal in weightlifting. Laura started lifting weights professionally after retiring. She is an inspiration to all baby boomers to keep reaching for new dreams and goals, no matter what your age.
Please support her adventure to take home the Gold in the Golden Years.
Laura Eiman epitomizes the “Can Do” attitude that defines the tsunami of baby boomers who are rewriting the retirement chapter of the Golden Years. Laura is going for the Pan Am Games Gold Medal.
In this boomer to zoomer blog, We cover:
the motivating factors that inspired her to take up weight lifting after reaching retirement age
the challenges she overcame to reach her goals
the most surprising thing she learned about her renascent adventure
how to raise funds to reach her Pan Am goals
and her message to all baby boomers to keep making a difference in the world
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Hack for finding like-minded baby boomers online:
Baby boomers have more than just found social media, they have taken it over to meet their needs. I read recently that social interaction online has rewarded those who are givers. Finding groups to gain a feeling of belonging and ability to be heard and entertained is the norm.
Here are a few Groups that have caught my eye recently on Facebook.
Baby Boomers Rock (A National Movement)
Do You Remember?
Fashion Over Fifty
Baby Boomer Lives
Book I am reading;
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brené Brown
“When we own our stories, we avoid being trapped as characters in stories someone else is telling.”
Neuroeconomist Paul Zak has found that hearing a story— a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end— causes our brains to release cortisol and oxytocin. These chemicals trigger the uniquely human abilities to connect, empathize, and make meaning. Storytelling is literally in our DNA.
Affirmation that I say daily:
I have an abundance of energy! I have an abundance of energy! I have an abundance of energy!
I attract energy into my life! I attract energy into my life! I attract energy into my life!
What is your Pretirement Plan?
The New Retirement = Pretirement
Baby Boomers have redesigned ever aspect of their lives over the last 60+ years. They have no intention of keeping their hands off the new extended lifespan being termed Pretirement. Boomers are still looking for the same adventurous lifestyle that led to the YUPID term of the 70’s through the 90’s. Young, Urban, Professionals, In Debt. Man were we yupid. Baby boomer life expectancy is surpassing 84 years. That’s the average. Many will live longer and will require the finances to continue their “if it feels good, do it” lifestyle. These are exciting times we live in.
Best Flip board article of the week
Here’s The Down-Low On Down-Sizing
By Melissa Reed, HuffPost Contributor.
Baby boomers are creating their minimal-list. What things have you found difficult to give up?
Hack for learning online:
I am always on the lookout for quality education. In today’s world, online education is enormous. As always, it is buyer beware. One site that I have taken several courses on Facebook marketing is Udemy.com I noticed that Brian Tracy has added his course on leadership. https://www.udemy.com/home/my-courses/learning/
Book I am reading; Create Your Best Life – The Ultimate Life List Guide
Caroline Adams Miller & Michael B. Frisch This book is packed with useful information on combining goal setting with positive mindedness.
Affirmation that I say daily:
I eat only foods that nourish and build my body. I eat only foods that nourish and build my body. I eat only foods that nourish and build my body.
Occasionally, I find myself raising my voice on this one as I head toward the kitchen.
What is your GLI: Greatest Longterm Impact
Creating clarity of values results in clarity of purpose, leading to clarity of focus on the most important think you need to concentrate on to have the greatest long-term impact. I say think because when we “think”, we arrive at the activity that will have the greatest impact over the long term. Work your plan backward and think, what is the most important use of my time, right now? That is your Most Important Think!
Best Flip board article of the week Will Boomers Lead The Next Startup Explosion?
Elaine Pofeldt , Forbes Magazine Contributor.
This is an excellent article, It states that nearly 20% of those over fifty are self-employed.
Process hacks that assist in focus and concentration
Having a 90-Day Adventure card that I can carry in my pocket of wallet provides a visual reminder of the most important thing I need to accomplish in a given day. The sense of accomplishment at the end of the day is reinforced by three senses, physically checking it off after reading it, sub-verbalizing it as complete and seeing the check mark of completion. It contributes to peace of mind.
TedEx Talk that taught me
What obituaries can teach us about living.
Book I am reading Kiss That Frog! by Brian Tracy – Repeatedly, as we develop ourselves, we need to renew our belief in ourselves at each new level. Brian reminds us of proven methods we all can use to help turn negatives into positives.
One thing I am grateful for
I am excited for the adventures that start my day and allow it to close with the feeling that I have done my best.
Health process I am enjoying
Do not take a sauna without medical advice. For me, nothing beats a sauna for stress release and meditation time. I have not been able to ignore wanting to record the great ideas that come to me while relaxing, so I voice record and transcribe later.
In this episode, James talks to three pretired entrepreneurs from the rural town of Roxboro, in Person County, NC. Listen in on their very educational and inspiring discussion on matters such as:
What inspired them to start their own business after leaving the workforce?
What gave them confidence?
What role models did they have?
What obstacles did they encounter?
What unexpected things happened?
What have been some of the benefits
What values do they want to be remembered for?
Artisan’s Emporium Owners: Kathie Rattican, Carol White, and Saundra Shoe.
That brings us to the end of this podcast. We will keep you posted on the next podcast from Person County, NC as we continue to meet and learn from more baby boomers who have changed directions to follow passions.
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