Do you know anyone who’s enjoying semi-retirement? It’s an option worth considering.
In this episode of our retirement podcast, we talk with Author, Keynote Speaker and Communications Strategist Sam Horn. We discuss her new book Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. Is semi-retirement the best option for you?
What About Half-Retiring?
Sam shares her wisdom (and her great stories) on a range of topics including what gets in the way of people realizing their dreams in retirement. She suggests strategies on how to overcome common obstacles and she previews life hacks you can use to move forward. She also explains how the option of Half-Retiring is a way to retire smarter.
Is Semi-Retirement the Best Way to Test a Second Career?
In her view, semi-retirement gives you a path to try out a second career. It’s a way to transition to retirement gradually – and on your own terms. In Sam’s opinion, semi-retirement may offer the best of both worlds. Sam also shares tools and quick, powerful exercises in real-time that you can use in planning for the other side of retirement.
“I’m so glad you brought this up because he part-time is doing the same thing, just less of it. So whatever it is we’re doing, instead of working 60 hours or 50 hours a week, we work for half that. Well, I believe half-retiring is that we don’t keep doing the same thing. We look in our life about what we really love to do and instead of theme that we’ll all have more fun when my work is done or I have my profession and I have my passion, I have my work and I have my recreation instead of seeing those as separate, what if we can blend them? So we have the best of both worlds right now.”
For more on Sam Horn:
Sam Horn’s Websites: (The Intrigue Agency)
Sam Horn is CEO of the Intrigue Agency, an international keynote speaker, author, and book consultant. She has spoken to more than a half-million people worldwide and for hundreds of organizations, including National Geographic, Cisco, Fortune 500 Forum, Intel, Ernst Young, Capital One, and NASA.
She has been interviewed on dozens of network TV and radio shows (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX) and on NPR and MSNBC and has been profiled, quoted, or published in publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Huffington Post, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, and the Boston Globe.
Sam is the author of several previous books including the Washington Post bestseller Got Your Attention?
Sam’s Article On MarketWatch: How to find happiness when you’re afraid of retirement
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