A Guided Workbook for Creating a Happy and Purposeful Future.
Ida Abbott is a lawyer with a passion to help people through talent management, mentoring, and leadership development for women.
If you are a person thinking, “what the heck am I going to do when I leave my full-time job?” you should read this book.
It is one of the most thoughtful books I’ve read on this subject (I’ve read quite a few) and she has laid it out in a way that allows you to think about the wide variety of issues you must face from exploring your feelings and attitudes, values, relationships, financial considerations, legal & medical, envisioning your future, and more.
She offers these varied topics that should be considered as you rebalance your life, in a ‘design thinking’ model that encourages you to think about an issue, create options to explore, get out a try them (test them), so that you make the best decision possible.
It is a true workbook in that she gives you information, asks a number of prompts, gives you space to write your thoughts down, and come up with action plans.
This is the most comprehensive, practical guide I’ve seen regarding this “3rd age” – retirement phase – or what I like to call ‘rebalancing’ time of our lives.
Highly recommended book.
Jim Peacock is the Principal at Peak-Careers Consulting and writes a weekly email for career practitioners. Peak-Careers offers discussion-based online seminars for career practitioners focused on meeting continuing education needs for CCSP, GCDF and BCC certified professionals as well as workshops for career practitioners and individual career coaching. He is the author of A Field Guide for Career Practitioners: Helping Your Clients Create Their Next Move
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