One of the best ways to meet the challenges of retirement is to learn how others handle it. My colleague Nancy Collamer, career and retirement coach and author of Second-Act Careers, recently chatted with a group of retired United Way executives and summarized what she learned in an excellent article for NextAvenue.org. I highly recommend you read the complete article here: https://www.nextavenue.org/retirement-lessons/
Nancy's six key takeaways from the article are listed below:
- Embrace "productive" leisure activities.
- Set goals.
- Share your professional expertise (on a flexible basis).
- Keep learning.
- Cultivate your creativity.
- Pass it down.
I'm always struck by the good advice retirees willingly share. They are the first to recognize that the road to retirement has twists, turns, and bumps along the way, but most of them are unfailingly confident of their ability to overcome the challenges of retirement. One thing I have noticed about the people who are most successful in retirement is that they always seem to have a positive attitude, whatever life throws their way. That is a good lesson for all of us!