The Joys of Failing Forward

Key Takeaways

  • There is often an attitude with adults when it comes to trying something new, where you try it once, you fail, and you don’t attempt it again.
  • When we are young, we tend to fail forward often as we learn the ropes in life, but as we enter adulthood and become established in our careers, we forget what it’s like and become afraid of failure.
  • The idea of failing forward is lifelong learning at its best; it helps you learn new skills, and keeps your mind active and engaged in to your later years.

Two Homes, Twice the Stuff

Key Takeaways

  • If you have a second home, you probably have double or more of everything.
  • Downsizing your stuff prior to retirement will give you a feel for what it’s like to live with less, but it will also give you a good idea of what your expenses will look like.
  • If you test out a downsized lifestyle prior to retirement, you can save yourself from making a costly mistake that could send you back in to the workforce after you’ve retired.

The 3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Retirement

Key Takeaways

  • It’s important to get clear about what you want out of retirement ahead of your actual retirement date as there are many factors that will affect your decisions.
  • There are three simple questions you can ask yourself to help you structure what retirement will look like for you.
  • Ultimately, planning ahead for your retirement will help you transition in to this new stage of life more easily, and these three questions are a great way to start.

Unplug to Unwind

Key Takeaways

  • Vacations are an important part of ensuring you have the time to reset and recharge your batteries to get back to work refreshed and ready for what’s next.
  • Today’s constant connectivity with smart devices means many people don’t truly disconnect during their vacations and end up never fully recharging.
  • Try an old-style vacation with no TV or smart devices to really disconnect during your vacation.