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Aug 28, 2017

In this episode, I interview Michelle Brelaz who is putting relationships back together.

Michelle puts relationships back together and her goal is to reduce the divorce rate one couple at a time. She is a certified coach, trained through the official school of Anthony Robbins. Michelle also has a Diploma of Counseling and a Degree in Psychology. She has a deep desire to understand the differences between men and women so that she can provide training that facilitates respect between the genders. In time, she would like to take her training to schools – to help prevent relationship problems before they start.

Read more HERE.

This article was first published at http://RockYourRetirement.com

 

Aug 25, 2017

 

Today Henry learns how to make life Fantastic!

Today's guest is one of those rare people.  Winston Marsh, AKA Winno, has a purpose in life. And that purpose is to help everyone he meets.  Winno is professional speaker and loves helping people.  

Originally studied to be an aeronautical engineer, he found out that he needed to do something different.  Marketing was where he wound up, and he also had a knack for motivational speaking.  

Winno talks about WIIFM.  If you've been in sales, you probably know what that means. If not, listen to the episode to find out!

Although he's past "retirement age", you'd better not use those words with him!  He prefers the vibe of "lifestyle change", and that includes downsizing, and taking on less so that he can have more white space in his life.  

Henry and Winno talk about everything from the Americas Cup challenge, to giving up a hundred cigarettes a day and running a marathon. 

They talk about interesting people Winno met, and how he was able to improve their lives. 

And most importantly they talk about the opportunities that open up when you quit full time work and how you can move toward them.

In particular Winno encourages all of us to point young people toward the ‘Rotary Youth Leadership Award’.  

If you would like to  contact Winston or check out the wealth of material he has available, you can find all the details at www.winstonmarsh.com.au 

And please remember to press share and like at the foot of the page to spread the word about how everyone can achieve an excellent retirement (lifestyle change).

 

Contact Henry at: henry@retiredexcited.com or leave a comment below!

 

Aug 21, 2017

In this episode, I talk with Lisa Woodruff on organizing your home

Lisa Woodruff believes organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season of life. She has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her practical tips, encouragement, and humor through her blog and podcast at Organize365.com.

Got clutter? I Do.

Read how to get rid of it HERE:

Aug 18, 2017

Mark's friend bought a tandem bike when they were teenagers, and two lives changed. Now Mark has been to over seventy countries.  

He's raised money for charity, made tons of friends, and has had the adventure of a lifetime!  (And he's still only in his fifties)  

If that's not Rocking his Retirement, I'm not sure what is. 

Henry and Mark talk about what its like to bicycle as you get older, the types of bikes, and what to do in order to get into shape after years of inactivity. 

Australia has many dedicated bicycle lanes (tracks) through gorgeous country.  You don't have to ride your bike in the city.  You can get out of the city and into the country with your bicycle.  Staying in shape helps with the physical, but commuting with nature helps with the soul.

 

Mark has a very definite attitude to living life with a ‘purpose’.  He and Henry come back to that many times in them show.  

The bicycle store, which does online business as well, is:

http://ivanhoecycleshallam.bikeit.com.au/ 

 

Contact Mark at the store if you have any questions about cycling or the cycling world.

Or contact Henry at henry@retiredexcited.com

Aug 15, 2017

Today is the last day to enter our contest!  You can win over $3500 worth of stuff to Rock Your Retirement Lifestyle!

But hurry, the contest ends at 5pm PST today, August 15th, 2017.

Enter to win at http://RockYourRetirement.com/Contest

 

Aug 14, 2017

In this interview, we talk about the emotional aspect of retirement.

Becky Kueker was 69 years old when she decided to retire from a 20-year career as a partner in a successful woman-owned commercial architectural firm in St. Louis. This was all part of her grand plan. It was the "Plan" she had created and was totally invested in since she was 40 years old. She was ready to close that door and walk out embracing a whole new chapter in her life. She and her husband had saved, invested, researched and carefully planned their retirement. They even kept a "retirement binder" for all those years with laminated financial spreadsheets, great places to retire, exciting long-awaited trips to take, and all the "how to self-help" retirement books she could read.

What she never expected was that her retirement plan had covered everything expect the emotional aspect of retirement.

Becky became depressed after she retired. She lost a lot of self-esteem and self-worth. Becky's husband still works and she was spending a lot of time alone. She talks about an AARP Article called Out-of-Sync Retirement Syndrome. I think there are many retirees that go through sadness or even depression after retirement. Becky felt like she went from running a 25 million dollar a year company to the newly retired pack of old people. When you walk out and close that door on your work life, part of you literally disappears.

Over-the-Hill Cards aren't as funny when it's you that receives them

It took Becky 2 years to get over her depression. She did some silly things during this time, all while hiding most of it from her husband.

  • Becky would put on her pajama's, Elmo slippers, and a ratty old robe. She used a hairbrush as a microphone and walked around the house singing to Elvis CD's
  • Stayed in bed all day reading books she had never read before.
  • Watched Netflix and old movies
  • Discovered Overstock.com and online shopping

Becky made her "retirement binder" but what people really need is an "Emotional playbook Binder". Plan for the emotional aspect of retirement as well as what you want to do with your life and your marriage before you retire.

How did she get out of her depression?

Becky wrote her book called Hiding in my pajama's. In talking with people for research on her book, she discovered so many people that go through the same thing.

She and her husband also decided they needed their own space. So they bought a new home that allowed them space if they needed it. Becky says it is also important to find hobbies for each of you to do separately, but also plan activities and dates together. Discover the best version of yourself and get dressed and comb your hair every day.

Becky's Book- Hiding in My Pajamas

Email:  bkueker@gmail.com

Aug 12, 2017

In this episode, Henry talks with Dorothy Nicol about her vintage dresses and gowns.

Dorothy is 87 years old. She has lived her entire life in the small town of  Lismore which is located in Victoria Australia. She absolutely loves her hometown and she wanted to do something to help the town and the community when she retired.

Dorothy says her hobby is living in the 20th century

Dorothy has an amazing collection which includes thousands of 20th-century vintage dresses and gowns. She began collection many years ago and the collection grew so much, she needed more space! Henry and Dorothy talk about how she purchased a property she had cherished since she was a young girl, and turned it into a small tourist attraction. Sometimes Dorothy feels like she is unorganized because she has so many items! She admits she isn't like a boutique shop, she prefers the quaint, charming feeling of her store. She likes for people to come into her shop and be able to look around and touch the items. Touching most often is not allowed with vintage garments.

Read more HERE:

This post was first published at http://RockYourRetirement.com

Aug 7, 2017

I was SO excited to interview Catherine and Barry Cohen. I am sort of a "fangirl" (but not in a creepy weird way), They have a podcast I listen to all of the time called Together 24/7 and I am a fan! It's about building businesses together but we talked about always being together. Which, they pretty much are!

Barry and Catherine were genetically programmed to work together. Catherine's parents built a retail shoe business and have worked together most of their 55 plus years of marriage. Barry's father is 83 years old and still not retired. He wouldn't know what to do with himself and his wife would end up killing him if he was home all day every day.

Barry and Catherine are business strategists and have a company called Business Solutions for Growth. They work with businesses to help them create a plan of action for their business. We talked about what starting a business as a couple after retirement might look light. Retirement can be boring. A lot of people do this not necessarily for the money, but to do something they really enjoy.

Obviously, you love each other, but If you don't like each other, retirement is going to be hard.

Some couples enjoy always being together however, there are some things Barry and Catherine say are important to remember:

  • Find common ground
  • Communicate
  • Have mutual respect for each other
  • Enjoy each other

What if always being together isn't for you?

  • Vacation separately
  • Have days to hang out with friends
  • Keep the things you were doing separately before you retired
  • Decide which activities you enjoy doing together and what activities you want to do separately.

Regardless of whether you plan on spending every minute together in your retirement or plan on doing things separately, Barry and Cat say you should figure it out before retirement. Decide what you are going to do, write a list and talk about it. Prepare for always being together.

If you are thinking of creating a business, Barry and Catherine have offered my listeners a FREE 30-minute discovery session. You can contact them at info@businesssolutionsforgrowth.com or by calling 602-399-7430

How do you handle always being together? Do you have any ideas or thoughts? We would love to hear them in the comments belo

This post about Retirement Lifestyle first appeared on http://RockYourRetirement.com

Aug 4, 2017

Henry interviews Di Lockwood on her passion for art.

Before retiring at the age of 54, Di was a teacher for about 37 years. She always has a strong love for art and she knew once she retired she was going to pursue her passion for art. She even planned and prepared for it before she retired by studying and taking courses. When she did retire, she took up visual arts and decided she like printmaking the most. Di created an art gallery in her home. It is a not for profit gallery and she only charged a small amount just to help pay for the insurance she has to have.

Di doesn't do what she does for the money (she doesn't really make money) she truly loves what she does and has a true passion for art.

Read More HERE.

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