You're going to live 30 years longer than your kin in 1900. How are you going to squeeze every last minute from that temporal windfall? How can you convert those "free" days into a joyous, purposeful, exciting "Super Second Life?"
Alas, that bonanza of extra life can be a bane if you don't plan ahead!
Most Americans have a vague sense that they should set aside some surplus cash now so they will be more comfortable later. And they know that puffing three packs a day or years of rampant inactivity rewarded with half gallons of Rocky Road before bed hint of a lesser bonanza.
But forgotten entirely is any positive, creative life plan that allows them to define their own "second life" dreams, then determine how and when they will make those dreams come true.
Gordon Burgett's How to Create Your Own Super Second Life: What Are You Going to Do With Your Extra 30 Years? to the rescue! In 240 fun-packed pages, the author helps the reader create their own future life map. His straightforward guide for singles (or couples) helps them (1) review where they are now: skills, money, and health; (2) create a "Dream List," (3) prioritize and time-peg those dreams, (4) put them into doable action steps, (5) factor in the resources they have to fund them, and (6) put their resulting Action Plan into motion!
The book is primarily designed to be used by those in the 40-60 age bracket, but is also an excellent life planning guide for either anybody younger saving for their future or for seniors at any age. Its 28 forms, charts, and worksheets make the planning easy and fun. And the website backup keeps the guide current and the information growing forever.
Gordon Burgett, at 61, is already into his "second life." With 18 books and 1,600+ articles in print, is he ready for the rocking chair? "Heavens no!" he retorts. "You can see my plans in the book. I'm just getting my second wind..." During his first wind, Burgett was an university dean, taught widely, directed a CARE program in Colombia and Ecuador, played minor league baseball, led a gold hunt on the Paushi-Yaco (Upper Amazon) River, and has spoken 100+ times annually for the past 15 years.
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This is the heart of what Gordon shares on the speaking platform about life planning and turning our "second life" into a joyous, worthwhile venture.
Yet here he has the format and space to add straightforward planning tools so anybody at any age (but usually those from about 40-60) can get out a pencil and start planning their own path. It's doubly beneficial for couples, who sometimes have never gone beyond vague indications of what they want to do from 55 or 60 on, as individuals and as a couple. And imagine how much more direction it would give to a life if this was done at 25 or 30, to get the financial saving and full-life things into place with a grander purpose and a perspective of a life lasting 75-95 or more years!
He's very funny and so is the book. But don't be deceived: this can be the single most important thing a person does in their entire earthly visit! You can imagine why were eager to publish this book...From the Author:
When I was ten, a book like this would have seemed absurd. That was 1948 and mostly I remember two things--a loud neighborhood party when the war ended (we were supposedly sound asleep several doors away) and my mother crying when Franklin Delano Roosevelt died. And during my earlier years, say 20 to 40, I was too busy just surviving and doing what everybody else did to give it much thought. My only sense of mortality was one night, at 38, realizing that I would no longer get that desperate call from the Cubs to put on the gear, get behind the plate, and bring them a pennant. Old age and death seemed a million years away. The crack in my immortality came when I was 50, the year my 27-year marriage hit the shoals while our girls were in Europe celebrating their college degrees. Suddenly the future seemed endless. I'd never thought about retirement, hobbies, or later-life goals. The infinite was finite. If I could work forever I could live forever. I needed this book then, but it didn't exist. That it does exist you can blame on the "boomers"--if you're into blaming. It took their reaching 50 to provide much public focus on a sensible, rewarding older age. What put my pen in this pasture was a chance remark on the radio, something about our current life expectancy and the 50-80 later-life vacuum being just as long as the maturing bubble for those 20-50. Then just about everything I heard or read for the next two weeks seemed to be about retirement and nobody being prepared--like me. Was that true? I love research, I'm a writer, and the line was drawn. What do we most need to know about retirement? How can we prepare to live happily into the unknown? How can we be in control of our own actions and fate? What do we do first? What I found is on these pages. I was sixty when I started this book. One of those things was that a whole lot of us sexagenarians never heard the phrase "super second life." But we're not alone. Those noisy, puffing boomers, bless them, hadn't either (beyond chucking money into their 401K's), and anyone younger, I might as well be writing about corset hooks or one-horse shays. (Alas, their day will come...) A last thought. I could have moaned for 240 pages about our lack of preparation. Or listed 700 or 7,000 ways to get ready. But why? Who wants to read that? What I really want to know is summed up in two questions: (1) What is a "super second life" and how might we be better and happier by creating our own? (2) Specifically, what can we do now to prepare ourselves to live each of the days that we have left to its fullest? The answers are found in Parts One and Two of this book. The book is a reference guide, a blueprint, and a map all in one. Please take its words and process and from them create your own wildly worthwhile, exciting, envious super second life. Enough babbling. Neither of us are getting any younger. Let me find my specs and let's get going...
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