Imagine your Perfect Retirement

Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us  Above us only sky Imagine all the people  Living for today These lyrics, from John Lennon’s famous song ‘Imagine’ written during the Vietnam War and echoing the aspirations of the peace movement, speak to the dreams of many postworksavvy readers for a […]

Are you happy in your retirement?

Aristotle claimed that happiness is the ultimate purpose in life.  Finding happiness, especially during retirement, means different things for different people. After reading Gretchen Rubin’s inspiring book The Happiness Project I have thought about the meaning of happiness — especially the meaning of happiness during retirement. I’ve also tried applying some of her tips to my […]

Your Retirement Persona — Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Since retirement, I realize that aspects of my personality are gradually changing. In my former identity as a CEO I was usually at centre stage and expected to respond with out-going friendliness to everyone.  I was expected to speak knowledgeably and contemporaneously, to respond with wit, and to show decisiveness in the face of uncertainty.   […]