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Retirement vs Fulfilment

Just breath, trust and let go
Just breathe

Retirement as a description of what we do when we find alternatives to “normal” working for an employer or self-employed is inadequate particularly as it is described as stopping work. Seniors who move on from 9 to 5 pm or whatever hours you may do often are busier than ever because they find meaningful activities as volunteers, mentors or carers to name a few.


As many have found, the worst possible choice is not to have a plan to transition into the next phase of your life because not having a purpose or meaning, to your new endeavours,  is a recipe for decline and is likely to create mental health problems.

See my post on Retirement here

So having a plan to guide your next chapter is important as we still need to value ourselves (read look after yourself) and find meaningful activities because they give us enjoyment, allow us to contribute and continue growing as useful human beings.

What is fulfilment?

It’s finding joy and satisfaction in our activities particularly those that give something to others be it time or resources.

I do not claim to have all the answers here on how to navigate your retirement phase, because it is just a transition to another chapter in your life.

Have fun with it and if you need some help call me or message me 0419568043 ;  e


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Transformations begin when you have a big enough Reason to change.
Begin now where ever you are at

Transformations, what’s it about?

Will it last?


“You and I possess within ourselves at every moment of our lives, under all circumstances, the power to transform the quality of our lives.” ~Werner Erhard

Transformations involves change, something we often resist or are anxious about unless our reason to change is more powerful or compelling.

There’s always the little voice in our heads trying to keep us “safe” and to remain as we are now.

It helps to look at the benefits or the outcome of the change to move us forward. What will it mean when you have it? the change I mean. What will it look like and feel like? What are you willing to let go of to have it?

I had a former NLP trainer, Joe Pane, who used to say “You are either green and growing or ripe and rotting”

Now in order to grow, we have to step outside our comfort zone, learn new thoughts and new ways of looking at ourselves. Yes, it will be unfamiliar until we accept it and adopt it as a new value or belief.

“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own nonsense.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert

So where or how do we start a transformation?

Finding our WHY is most important. Get that right and the rest will follow. Staying where you are or repeating the same thoughts will not change your outcome.

Can you language it? The change you want I mean. Write it down in black and white. This is to get it out of your head and down where you can see it and work on it.

Give it a rating between 1-10 where 10 is super important. If it’s not 8 or more, forget it and find something that is.

Once you’ve worked out what it is you want and are prepared to act on it, then it is time to reinforce your reason why.

Get started without delay until completion. Review if you need to, keeping in mind what you wanted.

Check out my post on challenges here

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