57: Choices are Coming: Launch Your Encore, Part III

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 in Podcast Episodes with 0 Comments

What choices are you making to launch your encore?

What choices are you making to launch your encore?

This is the third in our series on my new book Launch Your Encore, written with my good friend Rick Hicks. In this episode we cover:

  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • Four Areas where Choices are Looming
  • Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
  • Gandalf

The Old Man and the Sea

This classic book by Ernest Hemingway really explains what we are discussing in this book. In our aging years we still have a passion for life, we still have things to contribute, and we can mentor others and help them grow. At this point in life we can take risks because we don’t have much to lose. For Santiago it meant great things.

Four Areas where Choices are Looming

We have choices to make in this transition time that if we are intentional about, we can exert some control over them and how we live out our encore:

  • Financial: The vast majority of Americans have missed the boat on preparing their finances to live the life they want to live in their encore years. Making decisions and making adjustments now will help.
  • Health: Learning to eat right, achieving the proper level of activity, and working with your doctor will go a long way to extending these years.
  • Time: Deciding what to do with your time in this encore stage will allow you to do what you want to do, rather than just sit and watch the world go by.
  • Location: Many people do not consider all the ramifications of this part of their encore, such as deciding to move to Florida for the weather, only to realize that all their family and friends are back home.

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Myth Busters disproved the myth that old dogs cannot be taught new tricks. It is important in this time of life to learn new things. This keeps us active and much happier.

stamp printed in New Zealand shows Gandalf the White from The LoGandalf

When you read Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings series you can take many different things from them. One of the principal characters Gandalf goes through a transformation, from command and control to more of an advisor, encouraging others to step up into a leadership role.

This can be your story as well. We cannot successfully get through this encore portion of our lives as the same people we once were. Part of the good news is that God has a special place in His heart for the elders, which is also covered in this book.

Enew3 for websiteIn addition to the book, we are working on putting a seminar together based on this book. You can sign up for 2 “beta tests” of this seminar coming soon in Southern California.

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56: Finding Adventure and Purpose Later in Life, Launch Your Encore, Part II

Friday, April 10th, 2015 in Podcast Episodes with 0 Comments

Can you see yourself having fun, launching your encore?

Can you see yourself having fun, launching your encore?

This is the second in our series on my latest book Launch Your Encore, which I co-wrote with Dr. Rick Hicks. While the first episode covered some of the basic ground work on this topic, in this episode Rick and I are going to unpack the idea of having a vibrant life after your traditional career ends in greater detail.

Life Stage Development

Dr. Rick Hicks studied life stage development under Peter Drucker, which mirrors society. Whereas at the beginning of the last century Dr. G. Stanley Hall recognized the stage of adolescence between childhood and adulthood, today we are seeing a stage emerge that is after adulthood but really before old age when people are retiring from their traditional jobs to enter a new stage of mentoring, which we are calling “Elderlesence.” Read More…

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55: Launch Your Encore – Part 1

Friday, March 27th, 2015 in Podcast Episodes with 0 Comments

Launch Your Encore

How will you launch your encore?

This episode is part one of a three part interview with my co-author Rick Hicks on our new book Launch Your Encore: Finding Adventure and Purpose Later in Your Life. You can get more information on the book at it’s website: Launch Your Encore.com.

Rick and I met about 20 years ago at a conference for leaders of missions organizations. After several discussions on Baby Boomers and what to do when you get to the end of your career, we began outlining and creating the book. Read More…

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54: Dirty Delegation – Mother of all leadership sins?

Friday, March 13th, 2015 in Podcast Episodes with 0 Comments

Are you a good delegator, or a dirty delegator?

Are you a good delegator, or a dirty delegator?

This is a continuation of my series on my book: The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. Today I am covering Chapter Six: Dirty Delegation.

In this episode I cover:

  • A great email from a leader from Australia.
  • Overmanaging is one of the great cardinal sins of poor leadership.
  • Nothing frustrates those who work for you more than sloppy delegation with too many strings attached.
  • Delegation should match each worker’s follow-through ability.

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53: Hans Tackles Your Leadership Pain Points – Part 1

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 in Podcast Episodes with 0 Comments

We all have pain points in leadership, what are yours?

We all have pain points in leadership, what are yours?

A few months ago I asked you to share your pain points in leadership with me.  Thank you for doing that!  I have collected a lot of great material – sorry for your pain!  Today I am starting to talk about those points  and how I would suggest dealing with them.  I NEVER mention any names.  Your sharing is always safe with me. Read More…

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