Monthly Archives: May 2013

Harvard Business Review | The Idea Entrepreneur

Idea Entrepreneurs offer practical and transformational advice and the steps to achieve your goals. Our personal stories are the key to success.

VIDEO: John Butman, author of Breaking Out, believes you need to embody the ideas you believe in. In this HBR Idea, Butman explains the rise of the “idea entrepreneur.”


Harvard Business Review | When is it a Good Idea to Bring Back Your Old CEO?

The most famous instance of this is the return of Steve Jobs to Apple. An interesting perspective on succession planning.


Retirement Myth #1 – There’s Nothing To It

Paradise Valley View

Paradise Valley View (Photo credit: AndrewH324)

Thanks for joining me in the first of a 15 part blog series called 15 Retirement Myths You Need To Know.

Many of us have a picture of retirement that involves us golfing, boating or some other leisurely past time in a warm climate, sipping Margaritas and watching the sun set in big comfortable lounge chairs.  Honestly, even, I sigh contentedly at the thought… Continue reading

15 Retirement Myths You Need To Know – Blog Series

Join us for a 15-part blog series called 15 Retirement Myths You Need To Know.  Stay tuned as we address the 15 most common non-financial related retirement myths and how to avoid them.

Most retirement advisors focus on the financial planning and challenges of retiring.  The fact is that people who have the highest quality of life and enjoyment of life in retirement say that the key factors are high quality relationships and finding meaningful things to do.  So while it is true that money is important, when it is all said and done, money is not the endgame, it is just the means to the end.  We will help you pinpoint these common missteps to ensure that you make a smooth transition into retirement and set yourself for an active, fulfilling post-career life.

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Finding Meaning


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I recently ran across this wonderful Harvard Business Review blog post by Umair Haque.  His insights help to illustrate a few key principles.  We find our purpose in the road less traveled.  Most of us spend our days trying to walk in the paths of others.  We want the things somebody else has.  We look at the self-help guru and want his charisma.  Or we look at the billionaire and long for the yachts, cars and homes.  Or we look at the self-made entrepreneur and covet her success.  When we are so focused on others and their lives, we lose the ability to present in our own lives. Continue reading