By Hyrum W. Smith
(2017-Mango Publishing Group)
This is not a book on theory. Hyrum Smith, the former Chairman CEO of FranklinCovey and a renowned expert on time management, shares his experience and wisdom on what really matters most in retirement. It is a book filled with insights and humor. He challenges the conventional views of retirement and offers useful ideas on how to shift your mindset towards it, embrace the transition and live life fully in retirement. People often advise others to “Stay busy” in retirement. This book shows you how to that, but in a way that provides deeper meaning and significance.
In particular, his thoughts and recommendations on creating a new identity in retirement are especially beneficial. As you may expect, his book focuses on principles and illuminating the key ones that underlie a great retirement. What I enjoyed most about this book were the stories that Hyrum shared that brought each principle to life. His observations on meaning, purpose and making a difference in this phase of life are both inspiring and practical.
No matter which camp you’re in today, this book can help to broaden your thinking about your retirement and ensure that how you choose to invest your time is aligned with a renewed clarity of purpose and values.
– Joe Casey
Joe Casey is an executive coach, who also helps people think through and create their Second Acts, at retirementwisdom.com