* In most countries, the idea of retirement is of recent origin, being introduced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
* Previously, low life expectancy and the absence of pension arrangements meant that most workers continued to work until death.
* Germany was the first country to introduce retirement, in 1889.
* The Social Security Act of 1935 popularized retirement in the United States.
Social Security is not secure.
Pension demands are destroying many municipal economies. The Crash of 2007 destroyed the personal retirement plans of many. And for many more, the idea of retirement = stagnation.
Retirement has long been defined as the act of ending our working or professional career.
What if instead it became the transition into our Act III?
It is a time to reboot, rewire, and re-experience the heady anticipation of our youth. It is a time for adventure, self-discovery, and most importantly, for continued contribution.
So many books on retirement speak to finances. Act III speaks to living life to its fullest, discovering hidden potential, even doing the jobs and starting the businesses that earlier responsibilities may have made impossible.
Act III Your Anti-Retirement Playbook says:
Retirement is an unfolding of your potential…In this stage of life, people start dropping their have-to’s and, if they are successful, start living lives of choice.
* Learn how to walk into retirement with ease.
* Learn how to make retirement fulfilling.
* Learn how to maintain and expand your relevance.
* Learn how to truly make your Act III the best time of your life.
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