Designing Your Life–Look for Role Models

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Last year, I started a monthly podcast series called Becoming a Sage.  On the second Friday of each month, I release one of my podcasts as a blog post.  This has been an educational and rewarding experience for me as I have interviewed some of the top thought leaders and authors in the field of positive aging and life beyond retirement. …

Designing Your Life–Life By Design: Part 1

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If you are interested in having the rest of life be the best of life (regardless of your age), then this post is for you.  The next few posts are focused on using a design mindset in living our life with meaning and on purpose.  The goal is to be intentional about how you are spending your most valuable assets–your …

Relationships Are Important

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 “Leadership is not a position.  It is not a title.  Leadership is a relationship.” Last week I posted my monthly podcast on Becoming a Sage.  Since there were major Internet issues last week, I am linking to it in case you missed it.  The podcast was my interview with Dr. Dori Mintzer who is a licenced psychologist and retirement coach who …

Embracing Mortality to Move Forward

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One of the themes that emerged out of the research for my leadership book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts was the value of embracing mortality and learning about grief and dying in order for leaders to connect with empathy and compassion.  I started the research for this book in 2004 when I was teaching undergraduates.  In fact, I developed …

Living in Portfolio Mode

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Living in portfolio mode as defined by David Corbett in his book Portfolio Life involves investing in yourself, but it also means spending time exploring and discovering what interests you right now and what you are going to do about it.  This blog post is going to summarize some advice I share in my Sage-ing Workshops about moving onto what’s next. …

Creating and Investing in a Portfolio Life

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According to David Corbett, author of Portfolio Life:  The New Path to Work, Purpose, and Passion After 50, the portfolio life is a life-planning tool adapted from the financial services. The point is to view life as a mix of elements that take our time and energy.  We should be thinking about diversifying, balancing risk and return, and making intentional decisions–rather than …

Invest in a Portfolio Life

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Recently, I participated in a “Transition to Retirement Summit” where I got to listen to several people over the course of three days via webinar interviews.  This Summit was organized and facilitated by Marianne Oehser who I plan to interview for my monthly podcast series titled Becoming a Sage.   My podcasts are sent out as blog posts on the second Friday …

Becoming a Sage by Seeking Wisdom

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One of my favorite words is “wisdom” probably because we think of Sages as having wisdom.  In fact, I like the phrase “becoming a sage” so much that this is the title of my monthly podcast series (on the second Friday of each month). You may be familiar with Krista Tippett, the public radio host of On Being (and newsletter with the …