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Try "Consulteering" in Retirement

You may have heard me say that none of us are meant for a 25-30 year continuous vacation. We still need engagement and to feel we are relevant and have purpose. With the morphing of traditional retirement, one development along these lines is "retirees" transitioning back and forth between work and leisure. Sometimes the work is paid, sometimes not, sometimes there's a bit of both. Dane Peters calls it "consulteering."

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Finding My Retirement Passion Landed Me in Prison

Most of us look forward to a life of leisure when we retire, a time when we can follow pursuits that time and responsibilities didn't allow during our "working years." But it's quite common for retirees--and especially those who retire early--to discover that these pursuits only satisfy for a time. Something is missing and they need a new sense of purpose, a new "passion." Such was the case with retired management consultant Bob Lowry who discovered his new purpose in mentoring prisoners. His story at www.nextavenue.org is worth a read: http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2012-05/finding-my-retirement-passion-landed-me-prison

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