Are you thinking about retiring? Is it making you nervous? Are you ready for it?
Retirement is one of life’s biggest transitions. Some relish the idea and hope to start a new career, get fit, travel, play golf, learn a new language and more. Some do whatever they can to avoid the issue. Whatever your view, retiring can make you feel lonely, adrift, depressed, or even scared.
Can coaching help? Yes.
In addition to working with a financial planner, coaching on non-financial issues will reduce stress and provide a vision for your next chapter by allowing you to:
talk openly about your excitement or fears of “what’s next”
consider which activities or interests you want to pursue — without being rushed or judged
discuss the likely upcoming changes in family dynamics
By deliberately thinking through what retirement will feel and look like, you can emerge on “Day One” emotionally and mentally prepared to move forward, rather than feeling unsure of what’s next. Rather than “flunking” retirement, you can excel at it. When done well, this transition can result in renewal and growth, not pain and retreat.