- Why Not To Retire Don Akchin 31:59
Gary Allen Foster, an executive recruiter and career transitions coach, thinks traditional Retirement is a bad idea. At 80, he considers himself semi-retired, working as much as he wants and keeping his mind sharp and his body fit. In this interview he discusses his thoughts on a variety of topics related to the last stage of life:
* His discovery that high achievers never stop creating.
* How Retirement resembles an iceberg – most of its shape invisible until you’re upon it.
* Why the traditional 20-40-20 pattern of education, career, and Retirement is being replaced by a cyclical model in which we dip in and out of different stages throughout our lives.
* His observation that two-thirds of Americans approach their Retirement years without a nonfinancial plan for how to spend them.
* What people at mid-life can and should do to prepare for life’s second half.
* Why Americans average 12 1/2 years of ill health at life’s end – and how Retirement impacts that.
To learn more about Gary Foster, check out his website, https://makeagingwork.com.
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