What’s Next After Retirement?

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As I have said in previous posts, “I am out to retire the word retirement.”  We are not retiring, but moving on.  The key question is this:  To what are you moving?  What are you going to do after your main career?  This post is written for anyone who is thinking about what is next in life.  What I have learned …

Advice for Graduates and for YOU and ME!

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This post is full of great advice for people of all ages.  It contains thought provoking wisdom we all can benefit from at least reading and thinking about now and for the future. NOTE:  My next monthly podcast will be posted this Friday the 13th!  If you take the time to listen to the wisdom of this Sage, please let …

Be An Enthusiast!

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I write about leading, living, and sage-ing (positive aging) so I feel it is important to reflect on some current events. Since I have a son living in New York City, I sent him a text a few days after Kate Spade died saying it was such a sad situation.  His response was, “Yes, but I am more upset and …

An Example of Grit, Integrity, and Character

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I have blogged about grit, integrity, and character.  This post combines it all in a great example.  In the current times, I think it is important to look for role models who reflect these qualities and we can’t have too many examples to guide our way.  In some of my previous blog posts, I have shared my thoughts on the …

Ever Wish To Be A Bird?

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It has taken a long time for spring to arrive in Iowa.  But the birds are returning which is nice to see and to hear. This post is to remind you of the wonders of the world.  Stay curious.  Being interested is interesting.  Have you ever wondered how birds can fly? For some reason, watching this video clip reminded me …

To Become a Sage: Look for Role Models

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Since I blog about leading, living, and sage-ing or positive aging, this post is for everyone who wants to better understand the concept of sage-ing.  Learn from watching others.  Look for role models.  Become a seeker. I was fortunate in the early 90s to meet a sage named Dr. Elmer Burack.  It was at a professional conference and a total coincidence. …

The Key to Developing more GRIT

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The last two blog posts have been about how to become more resilient.  My thinking has been stimulated by reading the book GRIT:  Why Passion and Resilience are the Secrets to Success by Angela Duckworth.  This post is my opinion on what is the key to developing more grit.  If you are in a position to influence the lives of others (parent, …

Finding Your Why: Summary

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This is a summary post on my series about Finding Your WHY.  Based on Simon Sinek’s work, your WHY is what gives you purpose and meaning regardless of age or stage of life.  Your WHY can add passion to your life and help you prioritize by aligning activities on purpose.  NOTE:  Watch for my monthly podcast Becoming a Sage this …

What Makes A Grateful Day?

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I am writing this post at the beginning of 2018 as a way of wishing everyone a great year.  The best way to start the year is to remember to be grateful by stopping to remember to breathe, looking around to pay attention, and focusing on what matters most to you.  Make every day a grateful day. NOTE:  Last Friday, …