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.
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?
Welcome to the opening of the Boomer to Zoomer virtual studio. We will present podcast and webcast interviews, along with modules to inspire and inform, with thought leaders from around the world. Discussions will cover topics that matter to baby boomers who are developing new careers and creating adventures with renascent passion.
If you have a new-direction-in-life story that needs to be told, I want to hear about it.
Press Release – James Wm Frank inducted into America’s Premier Experts. Visit James Wm Frank at America’s Premier Experts. Read his latest article in the monthly October Issue.
Five Essential Life-Hacks to Begin Again
It is an honor to earn the coveted recognition of being termed a Best-Selling Author. Wich means third party endorsement will allow me to continue and expand the focus on the successes of the baby boomer cohort. If you have a renewed passion in a new area of your life, I want to hear about it.
Boomer to Zoomer is collecting the life stories of change agents in their mature years. The wisdom and experiences are critical to our future. There will be seventy-three million people over sixty-five by 2020. The loss of corporate and social wisdom is already be seen as retirees leave the workforce and take their know-how with them.
Help me leave the woodpile higher than we found it. Send me your story to be part of the forthcoming book The Renascent Boomer – A Tsunami Rising.