How many times have you heard an entrepreneur say “I’m slowing down for the summer???”
That’s when I often ask them: “Are you in business or are you just busy?” (I heard that comment from Suzanne Falter-Barnes and absolutely loved it.)I find it interesting to hear many women in business complain about a lack of clients, a lack of revenue, a lack of focus and yet they buy into the… Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on June 28, 2010 at 10:20am —
I just turned 61 and found out I'm not the only one getting older and having concerns about the future!
Did you know a Baby Boomer turns 50 every 18 seconds and 60 every 7 seconds?
Approximately 77 Million Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964!
The first Boomers turned 60 on January 1 2006.
One in 4 Americans is a Boomer, the largest population group in U.S. history.
The top 6 concerns of Baby Boomers are; 1) Having enough money to retire; 2) Overall… Continue
Added by Greg Davis on June 25, 2010 at 1:29am —
This week marks a year since Michael Jackson died. After his untimely death, a major focus was the future of his children, Prince, Paris and 'Blanket.' According to Jackson's will, his mother was to raise them - and the judge granted her permanent custody. All the while, pundits were busy predicting who would really take care of them.
The number of boomer grandparents assuming care and financial responsibility for grandchildren continues to increase. Statistics… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on June 24, 2010 at 10:30pm —
There’s a growing exodus from the corporate world to the private sector, and executive women are leading this charge. In fact, women are leaving corporate jobs in favor of entrepreneurship at twice the rate of men, according to Cheskin Research, a California-based strategic market research and consulting company.
There are some interesting trends for women entrepreneurs popping up in recent research. According to the Center for Women’s… Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on June 24, 2010 at 7:03pm —
Organizing your basic medical care requirements is more than a fantasy exercise – especially if you’re traveling in a foreign country.
And it’s when planning a trip abroad that the idea of “what if” medical emergency or accident scenarios move to the front… Continue
Added by Ilene Little on June 23, 2010 at 5:53pm —
I was present last Saturday for a class of the above title, presented by Jonathan Young, PhD of the Center for Story and Symbol. Attached are some of the handouts I took away from this terrific day:Good
News about getting older-1.jpg… Continue
Added by Valarie C. Cascadden, PhD, LMFT on June 23, 2010 at 4:39pm —
Decorating might sound like a frivolous concern after dealing with the difficult demands of a senior move, but think again. Decorating has a dramatic impact on daily life. The final design of a home
affects functionality, mood and the ability to maintain independence. Senior Redesign Professionals make a positive difference in the daily lives of current and newly arriving Retirement Community residents.
Many of us have aging parents, work with seniors… Continue
Added by Melissa H. Kuzma on June 23, 2010 at 7:20am —
I'll pitch right in with a blog that's timely, based on a press release today and featuring a couple of really nice people I went ziplining with in Costa Rica.
There were about 30 of us attending a medical tourism conference and getting to know executives from the self-insured industry. It sure beats going to Disneyland for a conference! :)
I think health savings accounts are a… Continue
Added by Ilene Little on June 21, 2010 at 10:16pm —
The #1 fear in life is public speaking – even before death!
We are more afraid of public speaking than dying – can you believe that? I believe it is all about perspective. We all know how to talk and most of us are passionate about something. For those of us in business, ideally we are living our purpose and really believe that we can make a difference.
Whether or not you are in the business of public speaking, there is always the need to speak in… Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on June 19, 2010 at 1:49pm —
Write you goals in concrete, and your plans in sand.
We have all been faced with big decisions. Should I take this opportunity or wait for something better? I am drawn to this, but is it worth the risk?
I talked to a friend last week who recently resigned from her 20-year career. She decided not to wait three more years until 'retirement' but to take the leap now and do what she has wanted to do for some… Continue
Added by Lois Albrecht on June 18, 2010 at 11:37am —
Added by Janey Baskin on June 15, 2010 at 5:30pm —
I have read all of Amy Tan’s books starting with the Joy Luck Club, Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and more. Each book carries the reader to the Far East and often, the author mentions people playing the game of Mahjongg, an ancient Chinese game of skill, strategy, and calculation with a certain amount of luck. I usually paused and thought, what’s that?… Continue
Added by Barbara Wulf on June 14, 2010 at 11:39pm —
I remember when I first started hearing about retirement, it was around 45 years ago. I was in the third or fourth grade and my grandfather was talking about his upcoming retirement from the mills in Lawrence.His retirement was an event that should have made me happy; he lived next door to us, he would be around more, I could spend more time with him hanging out and watching cowboy movies but I wasn't happy - I was sad.
I was sad because everyone that I knew that… Continue
Added by Mike Bonacorsi, CFP® on June 13, 2010 at 6:14pm —
Legacies are last impressions. As with your first, you only have one chance to make a last impression. Never knowing when keeps us honest, true to our words, our fiber.…
Added by TB Fisher on June 11, 2010 at 9:39am —
Those of you who are familiar with Stephen Covey's work will be familiar with the expression "sharpen your saw" – it's reference to the fact that all of us need to stop and take time to re-charge, re-energize, learn and grow. That's exactly what this past week has been about for me!
When you are serious about personal and/or professional development, it is critical that you make a decision, and a plan, to 'sharpen your saw'. For me, it is something I schedule at a minimum 3x each… Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on June 11, 2010 at 6:09am —
One of the most important but least understood functions of an active adult community is the role it plays in the social life of its residents. Social interaction for people entering this life stage is essential as it replaces the two most important social venues of the earlier stages of their life. Children and careers provide the primary social opportunities for many people as their interests focus on career building and raising a family. School, sports and other activities provide an arena… Continue
Added by Joe verdoorn on June 8, 2010 at 4:58pm —
(Reprint from http://www.goodtherapy.org
, June 2010 and also at http://www.focalizing.com/media/Spontaneous_Remission.pdf
Insanity, it has been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This is what appears to be happening globally as the evolution of humanity is at a turning point: Old paradigms and a challenging new awareness are… Continue
Added by Dr. Michael Picucci on June 8, 2010 at 9:08am —
Many people are not only saving for retirement but have to deal with also putting some kids through college. How do you juggle both? Here are some tips from my post
Secrets to Student Aid
Everyone is feeling the pressure from the recession – high oil prices, volatile financial markets, real estate foreclosures, etc. But our students are also feeling the squeeze as they try to get into college. The cost of an education will increase about twice of the general… Continue
Added by Fern Alix LaRocca CFP® on June 7, 2010 at 10:21pm —
I'm doing a project for my MPA program on workplace age discrimination and baby boomers and I'd like to get feedback from anyone that would like to provide their views about the topic. Whether you have an interest in what's ahead for the baby boomer cohort, have experienced age discrimination or have an opinion about the future for work and baby boomers, I want to hear YOUR opinions on the topic! I'd like to know what you think about where you see the future lies for work… Continue
Added by Debi B on June 7, 2010 at 9:00am —
No matter how old you are, you’re never prepared for a parent’s death. You can understand it on an intellectual level, but at the heart level it hits you like a brick. It leaves you shell shocked and sobbing in the middle of an art gallery as I was following my husband’s phone call telling me my 93-year old mom had just died. I am forever grateful to the shop owner who supplied me with a never-ending array of tissues and sat with me while I cried.… Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on June 7, 2010 at 7:41am —