As a reader, you are coming up on what you dreamed about, planned for and looked forward to for many years: retiring from your professional job and starting a new adventure. The purpose of this book is to help you plan the adventure of your lifetime! You can proceed to design and create what you've dreamed of for years, because it's in your control. This book will not deal with the financial side of retirement planning. This book is totally focused on ideas to help you create your new adventure of retirement. You will be creating your own calendar. How's that for a fresh start! How you choose to fill your calendar is up to you. The author will help you focus on being useful and significant. Creative and productive. He will have you focusing on utilizing your abilities to help others, all the while giving you a tremendous feeling of satisfaction and usefulness. The author stresses the point that you are in control of how you wish to think about planning your new adventure!
Rachel Song, Writer and Editor
Bob Boylan is a retired presentation skills trainer and the founder of Successful Presentations. He has been self-employed since the age of 31, which has given him the flexibility to travel, explore, and live his life outside the box. A lifelong encourager and adventurer, Bob wrote Retirement: Your Next Adventure to inspire people who are starting to think seriously about retirement or who have already taken the plunge to use the time they have to do something extraordinary.
For most of our lives, our days, weeks, months, and years are shaped by our often unforgiving work schedules. When people finally retire, they find themselves floundering with an empty calendar and no idea how to fill the time. That’s where this book comes in. Each chapter is short, sweet, and easy to understand, offering actionable wisdom and discussion questions to get you (and your spouse) thinking about what might be possible.
Bob encourages his readers to stop looking toward the past, getting stuck in “remember when’s.” He urges people to think differently, to stop living on “someday isle,” and to recognize that the “windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror.” He emphasizes that what you do with your time and opportunity is ultimately your choice, which is an empowering and exciting thought.
So many retirement books focus solely on the financial aspect of retirement (which is important!) that there’s little room for thinking about what to do with retirement. Retirement: Your Next Adventure assumes you are financially ready for this next phase and hopes to guide you toward living an exciting, rewarding life outside the box. A much needed and helpful read for people of all ages, but especially those who are thinking about retiring or who have already retired. Highly recommended
“I want people to use this book to help them define and design their adventure in their retirement years,” Boylan says. “It’s your choice to decide if your windshield will be bigger than your rearview mirror. You’ll be better off if you do something more than talk about just ‘remember when.’”
Boylan emphasizes the power of imagination, having more fun, and that the future matters more than the past, as well as other important thoughts that escort us into a happy and meaningful retirement.
Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall of Fame Reviewer
Boylan encourages his readers to stop looking toward the past, getting stuck in “remember when’s.” He urges people to think differently, to stop living on “someday isle,” and to recognize that the “windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror.” He emphasizes that what you do with your time and opportunity is ultimately your choice, so make it count.
A much needed and helpful read for people of all ages, but especially those who are thinking about retiring or who have already retired. Highly recommended!
Rachel Song, Editor and Writer