What Will Retirement Look Like?

posted Dec 10, 2014, 11:15 AM by Janelle deRocquigny   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 11:17 AM ]

When it comes to properly planning for your retirement, it's important to begin thinking about what retirement will look like for you. Forget about the media's portrayal of retirement. What matters is your vision for this important life transition. In the video, "What Will Retirement Look Like?" , I mention some very important reference points that you need to keep in mind as you get close to your retirement date. Some very practical matters are discussed.

Examples include:

  • What will you do with your time? How do you use your time today and how might you use it when you retire?
  • If you work full time, aside from the financial benefits, how will you replace the emotional and social benefits you get from work in addition to the fulfillment you experience from using your gifts, skills and abilities in a purposeful way?
  • It's not uncommon for individuals to retire from a long term career to a new area of work. Very often it's in the form of self-employment or contract work. In this video, I discuss some key attributes that you need to cultivate as an entrepreneur.
The video references some worksheets that you can use for some important reflection exercises.  The following links will take you to these PDF documents.

What I Like And Don't Like About My Life

Leisure Time Before

Leisure Time After

Changing Your Lifestyle

In addition, I mentioned the book, "What Colour is Your Parachute?”.  If it's been a while since you've looked for employment opportunities, this would be a good book to read. It's easy to forget what the real world of work and self-employment looks like when you have been somewhat insulated in a long term career, or organizational position.  The following link will take you to more information on this great book ---> What Colour is Your Parachute?

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 204.977.8049.

What Does Retirement Look Like?