Weekly 5 Outtakes July 12, 2017

Weekly 5 Outtakes July 12, 2017

What I am reading

Find Your Balance Point: Clarify Your Priorities, Simplify Your Life, and Achieve More – by Brian Tracy and Christine Stein

We all struggle, occasionally, with the overwhelming feeling of having more chores to do than can be completed in the hours left in the day. Whether it’s career or family deadlines, stress results in less than perfect outcomes and we feel inadequate. All the items on the to-do list seem like the most important things at any one time. How we organize our thinking first will result in the best outcomes and leave us with a feeling of contentment. Brian and his daughter explore the questions, regarding career and family, and provide answers as to how to achieve more in less time, and feel good about it.

Not all 90-Day Adventures turn out the same

Many personal and business development icons suggest taking the next 90-100 days to focus on our most immediate goals. Three months is regarded as significant for several reasons as I share in this video.

Being an adventure means that we never know how each ninety-day journey is going to turn out, what results we will discover. For me, that is most exciting. The joy in life is the journey. As goal setting organisms, we tend to compare the current results with past results. I contend that each individual adventure has its own merits and consequences. Taking time to compare current results with past results consumes valuable time and provides little improvement. Take each adventure as it comes and enjoy the ride.

Best Flipboard Article.

Dawn of the pre-tiree – What to call the time of life between work and old age? The Harvard Grant Study, a 75-year longitudinal study of 268 Harvard sophomores from classes of 1939 to 1944, discusses new stages of aging in later years between career and retirement. I agree with terming this time Pretirement. Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are starting many new businesses as a means of a second career. As 10,000 baby boomers are reaching and surpassing 65, more and more agencies are researching to determine the requirements of the largest cohort to exist to this time in history. It behooves all of us to stay current on the impact they will have on our future. Share your accomplishments from new adventures taken after ending your working career.

What I am working on

On August 1, I am sitting down with Brian Tracy in the Boomer to Zoomer studio to discuss his views and outtakes on being out in front of the baby boomer generation. This will be the first time Brian will give his personal interpretation on aging and how to take advantage of the current technology to create a life of significance after reaching pretirement. The resulting video and book will be published as Force of Purpose – Driven Against All Odds. The documentary video will be submitted to the Telly Awards and Legacy Film Festival on Aging 2018. Producers for the documentary will be honored with being recognized as film producers in the credits, along with press releases and posters. Contributors to Gofundme will have their names included as well.

Shout Out

Shout out to one of my biggest inspirations, Laura Eiman for earning her speaker’s award from the Bill Gove Speaking Workshop. Laura has made it her commitment to inspire, educate and encourage baby boomers to be all they can be. Watch for our follow-up podcast after she won the Gold Medal for Weightlifting at the recent Masters Pan Am Games. I look forward to attending her next speaking engagement. You may follow her at fb Laura Eiman.

What I am loving

Zoomers want to leave nothing on the playing field. Consequently, we often ignore the tell-tale signs of burnout. I remind myself each day to stop and smell the roses. In my case, the “roses” are often deer in my yard watching me watch them, hummingbirds at the feeder who buzz by me often as I traverse the yard, Mallards, and Canadian Geese as they grace the banks of my NC secluded lake, and Carolina Wren babies that guest the nests their parents build close to the house. They each help remind me of my connection to nature and our co-existence requirements.

Hyco Lake Magazine

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.

Baby Boomers Take the Gold in Golden Years

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.

Listen to her story of grit and determination in our latest podcast.

Think you can’t start over in a new direction after turning 60? Gold Medal contender Laura Eiman tells you how.

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


This podcast is brought to you by the 90-Day Adventure Cards. If you are serious about reaching your goals and want a sure-fire method to keep yourself on track and never miss reaching a goal, order up some Force of Purpose 90-Day Adventure Cards and start celebrating your successes.

Please add your comments and questions. Listen to An Artisans Emporium podcast to hear incredible inspiring stories of starting a new business after reaching retirement age in the new pretirement phase of the Golden Years.

Weekly 5-Outtakes May 18 2017

Weekly 5-Outtakes

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
Boomer Memories
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?

Weekly 5-Outtakes April 11

Weekly 5-Outtakes

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.

Weekly 5-Outtakes March 16

Weekly 5-Outtakes March 16

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.