there has never been a better time to re-shape your retirement

What would you want to be different? Get a head start or a fresh start in your life’s finest chapter.

Think about how many times in the past year alone you said

No Hurry... I'll deal with it when I get there!

Retirement just seems like a long way away until it is right here.

…Right Now.

Staring right at you and demanding:
 
” What will you do with all that free time?

” What kind of life you really want to live? ” 

If you are wrestling with such questions, please also take a look at other Frequently Heard  ones. Any of them is a good place to get you a head-start.

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Experience how Beyond-Midlife is bringing you different resources together in one space, aiming to nurture, strengthen and empower you while you navigate your transition to retirement.

So you get to live your every day creatively, passionately and fully.

Any point is a starting point.

Well, what’s on your agenda today?

How would it feel being the sole owner of your time?

Delightful?

Liberating?

Maybe also a bit scary and overwhelming?

So many choices… You could even continue to work if you want and when not working, enjoys travel, reading, or being with friends, not necessarily in that order or at the same time.

And while others may have no idea how to fill the 8am to 8pm of their upcoming days, weeks, months, and years, you could turn this time into the most purposeful and meaningful ever.

It takes vision, intention, and design to make your life well-lived. And you don’t have to start from scratch. Beyond-Midlife helps you use your life experience building blocks, acquire a few missing parts, and reuse it all to construct something familiar yet different, made by you for you.

3 great ways to get started

Each retirement transition is one of a kind. Whether you want to continue to work, travel the world, pursue a new passion, or spend lots of time with family and friends, you’ll find something useful below.

Retirement Transition Coaching

Looking forward to your post-career life, but feeling stumped by the shift in your role?

Retirement Workshops For Groups

Learn with and from others to demystify and plan for your retirement.

Retirement Tools & Resources

Find useful resources and tools to help you chart the retirement you really want.

Frequently Heard

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I can't even begin to imagine the "Next Normal"
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Navigating the uncertainty of the 'next normal' is not obvious. Maybe you were forced to retire early, or you experience a cash crunch, or face health challenges. Or maybe you are just emotionally exhausted, missing social connection, grieving yester-life, and dreading an uncertain future. It’s so easy to imagine worst case scenario and so difficult to picture a best future. Neither future is guaranteed. And you can mentally prepare for both and also influence future outcome by the kind of decisions you make today. A retirement coach can help you expand your perspective and become agile and prepared.
"Retirement planning is all about having the right financial plan."
Many people believe that successful retirement means having a great financial plan. But when you face changes in your daily routine, status, and social contacts, it’s the non-financial side that will define if your retirement is meaningful or regretful. It’s about finding meaning, purpose, and identity in your new life. What is becoming most important to you in life?
"Can't wait for having my spouse all to myself."
Well . . . Just make sure your spouse is in full agreement. If you've never discussed and agreed on topics such as time together and time apart, when to retire, finances, changing roles/identity, family obligations, where to live, end of life issues or legacy plans, you might be heading into a conflict zone.
"I want to remain relevant!"
One effective way to try is to take a personal inventory of who you are and what are your skills and assets. Then look for a need within your family or community where you can offer your help.
"I'm retired but not ready to stop working."
Often people opt to work longer but with flexible schedule, while others may choose to start a second career or build their own business. Whatever you decide, without planning ahead you'd find it much harder to find a starting point.
"Now I can spend all my time with my grandkids!"
And how wonderfully rewarding this may be. Yet, grandchildren grow up quickly and move on with their own friends and new interests. With all that newly found time on your hands how would you continue to live your own life to the fullest?
"I'll have all the time in the world to figure things out once I am retired."
Transitioning to a post career life can be challenging. You shift overnight from a structured and fast-paced work life to having a complete freedom to decide on how to spend all that free time. How'd you plan ahead for this challenge? Will you have enough interests to keep you engaged rather than mere busy?
"Not to worry, I have loads of friends!"
Until now your social network consisted mostly of your work colleagues. Studies show that once retiring, many experience a slump in social participation. Your antidote? Activities that also provide social engagement. For example – environmental, social, political causes, non-profit activities that revolve around doing good and not just doing well.

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