1. Age Stronger – Harry King Retirement Wisdom 18:22

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Today Building Blocks: Wellness and Work

Is there something you love to do that could help others?  Harry King, 81, found a way to return to work part-time doing something he loves – helping others get fit.


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Wise Quotes

On Purpose

“You’ve got to have a sense of purpose to get up every day. That’s important. If you can’t define that, you’re going to waste some valuable years. Our later years we can do so much and achieve so much and enjoy life so much. Look for things that you enjoy doing. Look for the things that affect you emotionally and define that purpose. Look for it and find it. What do you want to achieve?  What can you do to make the world a better place? And do it. If you can get paid for it, that’s great. If you do it as a volunteer, that’s great too.”

On Challenge

“We need to challenge ourselves on a regular basis. Let’s not be complacent with our lives. There’s so much out there, so much a life we have to live. And the more we challenge ourselves, those mountains we climb, not Everest, but the other mountains we have in front of us that we can climb, that make us stronger. Tthat makes us enjoy the victories and helps us enjoy the victories. We’ve got to pursue those things. That’s my philosophy.”

On Working in Later Life

“Just because we’re aging doesn’t mean we can’t do different jobs. Today, we age a whole lot stronger. I started to say slower, but our mental capacity is stronger. I think for the most part, we’re smarter. I think we’re stronger physically, or we can be, and we should be. We’re living longer, obviously, so let’s give us a chance to be productive as we age. Help that employer…be willing to take a chance on that older guy.”


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About Your Podcast Host 

Joe Casey is an executive coach who also helps people design their next life after their primary career and create their version of The Multipurpose Retirement.™ He created his own next chapter after a twenty-six-year career at Merrill Lynch, where he was Senior Vice President and Head of HR for Global Markets & Investment Banking. Today, in addition to his work with clients, Joe hosts The Retirement Wisdom Podcast, which thanks to his guests and loyal listeners, ranks in the top 1 % globally in popularity by Listen Notes, with over 1 million downloads. Business Insider has recognized Joe as one of 23 innovative coaches who are making a difference. He’s the author of Win the Retirement Game: How to Outsmart the 9 Forces Trying to Steal Your Joy.

Joe Casey Retirement Coach, Podcaster

Joe Casey is an Executive Coach and Retirement Coach who brings extensive experience navigating transitions from his coaching work with clients and from his own life and career. After a 26-year career in Human Resources with Merrill Lynch, Joe shifted gears and retired early at age 52 to become an executive coach. His executive coaching practice has been named as one of the Top 10 Leadership Development Consulting Companies for 2019 by HR Tech Outlook magazine. He now also works to help people design their lives following their corporate careers, helping them pursue second act careers or to successfully navigate their transition to retirement.