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Don’t Retire, Rewire!™: 5 Steps to Fulfilling Work That Fuels Your Passion, Suits Your Personality, and Fills Your Pocket, Second Edition

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Having a "working retirement" is one of the fastest-growing trends in America today. If you want to move on from the work you've done all your life to something that is both financially and personally rewarding, look to Don't Retire, REWIRE! Second Edition, to help you identify your motivators and guide you through the process of using your interests to discover work with the flexibility, challenges, and rewards you want.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2.  
  3. Foreword
  4. Preface
  5. Introduction
    1. Acknowledgments
  6. Step I Seeing the Opportunity: Retiring Is a Going From, and Rewiring Is a Going To
    1. 1. Flunking Retirement
      1. “We Flunked Retirement”
      2. Traditional Retirement Is Outmoded
        1. Prepare for Stress
        2. Taking Stock
        3. Real People: Renee
        4. Reducing the Stress of Retiring
        5. Dealing with Boredom
        6. Real People: Walt
        7. Stopping the Things You Love
        8. Real People: Dr. Hill
      3. Where Do You Fit In?
      4. Rewirement®: The Alternative
        1. Is Being Rewired for You?
        2. Four Real Pre-Retirees
        3. Real People: Tom
        4. Real People: Paula
        5. Real People: Bob
        6. Real People: Carol
      5. Don’t Covet Your Neighbor’s Retirement
    2. 2. Rewiring™ Your Energy
      1. What Is Rewiring™?
      2. Rewiring™ Is All About You
      3. The Five W’s of Rewiring™
        1. The First W of Rewiring™: What?
        2. The Second W of Rewiring™: Why?
        3. The Third W of Rewiring™: Who?
        4. The Fourth W of Rewiring™: When?
        5. Real People: Karen
        6. The Fifth W of Rewiring™: Where?
        7. Real People: Peter
      4. The Rewired Mind-Set
  7. Step II Identifying Your Drivers
    1. 3. Your Drivers: Why You Really Work
      1. What Are Drivers?
        1. You Work for More Than Money, Honey!
        2. Real People: Jack
        3. Real People: Robin
      2. Why Are You in Your Job?
        1. The List of Drivers
        2. The Thirty Drivers
        3. Drivers in Action
        4. Drivers: The Keys to Satisfaction
    2. 4. Discovering Your Hidden Drivers
      1. The Benefits of Knowing Your Drivers
        1. Driver Assessment
        2. Drivers: Different Meanings for Different People
        3. Interpretations of Drivers
        4. Advice on Identifying Drivers
        5. First Pass
        6. Second Pass
        7. Third Pass
      2. Where Do You Stand?
      3. Six Scenarios for Drivers
      4. The Four Pre-Retirees
        1. Real People: Tom
        2. Real People: Paula
        3. Real People: Bob
        4. Real People: Carol
      5. Wrap-Up
  8. Step III Linking the Drivers to Your Activities
    1. 5. What’s Going to Go Away?
      1. The Three A’s of Driver Payoffs
        1. Activity
        2. Audience
        3. Applause
      2. Calendar Analysis
        1. Real People: Tom
        2. Tom’s Driver Payoffs
        3. Tom’s Personal Fulfillment Scorecard
        4. Tom’s Audiences
        5. Tom’s Calendar—at Retirement
        6. Real People: Paula
        7. Paula’s Driver Payoffs
        8. Paula’s Personal Fulfillment Scorecard
        9. Paula’s Audiences
        10. Paula’s Calendar—at Retirement
      3. Personal Calendar Analysis
        1. Your Personal Fulfillment Scorecard
        2. Your Audiences
        3. Your Calendar—at Retirement
      4. Six Scenarios
      5. What Else Goes Away?
    2. 6. What Are You Doing with Your Free Time?
      1. Blending Work and Leisure
      2. How Are You Using Your Free Time?
      3. Driver-Fulfilling Free Time
        1. Whose Driver Is It, Anyway?
        2. Leisure Needs Change
        3. Plan Your Free Time
  9. Step IV Creating Your Rewired Vision
    1. 7. Dreams, Interests, and Discoveries
      1. Life Is Fragile
      2. What Are Your Dreams?
        1. Dream-Catching Exercise #1
        2. Dream-Catching Exercise #2
        3. Dream-Catching Exercise #3
      3. The Sky’s the Limit
      4. Pursuing Your Interests
      5. Making New Discoveries
        1. Thought Starters on Interests and Discoveries
        2. Real People: Susan
      6. Establishing Your Legacy
      7. The Top Four Dream Stealers
        1. Dream Stealer #1: “I Can’t Afford It”
        2. Dream Stealer #2: “I Don’t Know How”
        3. Dream Stealer #3: “What If I Fail?”
        4. Dream Stealer #4: “What If She/He Hates It?”
        5. The Four Pre-Retirees
        6. Tom
        7. Paula
        8. Bob
        9. Carol
    2. 8. Own Your Accomplishments
      1. Peeling the Artichoke
        1. Your Top Ten Accomplishments
        2. Your Top Ten
        3. Reality Check
        4. The Halo Effect
        5. Things to Think About
      2. Strengths and Skills
        1. Taking Your Strengths and Skills into the Future
        2. Rewiring with Your Strengths and Skills
        3. Adapting or Adding
        4. Back Burner Your Skills
      3. Real People: The Four Pre-Retirees
        1. Tom
        2. Paula
        3. Bob
        4. Carol
      4. Your Personal Discovery Inventory
    3. 9. Rethinking the World of Work
      1. Work for Wages
        1. Real People: Evelyn
        2. Real People: Leo
      2. Work for Fee
        1. Real People: Ellen
        2. Real People: Harry
        3. Real People: Laura
        4. Real People: Sam
        5. Real People: Jane
      3. Work for Me
        1. Real People: Terry
        2. Real People: Pete
      4. Work for Free
        1. Real People: Martha
      5. The New Realities of Work
        1. Working in a Third Way
        2. Mobility
        3. Diversified Portfolios
        4. Real People: Donna
      6. It’s Your Turn
    4. 10. Imagine the Possibilities
      1. Brainstorming Possibilities
        1. Identifying Work Categories
        2. Pre-Retiree: Tom
        3. Pre-Retiree: Paula
        4. Pre-Retiree: Bob
        5. Pre-Retiree: Carol
      2. Coming Up with Your Own Possibilities
        1. Step 1: Brainstorming
        2. Step 2: Evaluating
        3. Step 3: Prioritizing
  10. Step V Putting Your Action Plan in Motion
    1. 11. Possibilities in Action
      1. Possibility Profile
        1. Pre-Retiree: Tom
        2. Pre-Retiree: Paula
        3. Pre-Retiree: Bob
        4. Pre-Retiree: Carol
      2. It’s Your Turn
        1. Your Possibility Profile
        2. Your Action Plan
    2. 12. Perspectives and Realities
      1. Relationship Realities
        1. Let’s Talk
        2. Real People: Carl
        3. Real People: Bob and Toni
        4. Real People: Elizabeth and Al
        5. Couples and Money
        6. Real People: Bernice and Cal
        7. Family Considerations
        8. Couples and Sex
      2. Societal Realities
        1. The Two-Headed Monster
        2. Cracks in the Silver Ceiling
        3. Are You Ageist?
        4. Focus on Functional Age, Not Chronological Age
      3. Workplace Realities
        1. Labor Shortages
        2. New Work Titles and Options
        3. Phased Retirement
        4. The Rehired Retiree
        5. New Role of Staffing Companies
        6. Online Work Opportunities
        7. Advice for the 50+ Entrepreneur
        8. Rise of the Social Entrepreneur
        9. Volunteering
      4. Moving On
    3. 13. Making It Happen
      1. Mature Worker Myths
      2. Mature Worker Realities
      3. Getting What You Want
        1. Be Up-to-Date Skills-Wise
        2. Be Up on the Lingo
        3. Be Pro-You
        4. Be Independent-Minded
        5. Be Adaptable
        6. Be Optimistic
        7. Be Unique
        8. Be Vital
        9. Be Curious
        10. Be Current
        11. Be Relevant
      4. Tell Your Story
      5. Network, Network, Network
        1. Network Smart
        2. Social Networking
      6. Care and Feeding of Networks
      7. Master the Informational Interview
      8. Use Your Fear Creatively
        1. Be Balanced
        2. Be Creative
      9. Don’t Follow Someone Else’s Dream
      10. Your Rewired Journey
  11. Appendixes
    1. A. The Ten Nuggets of Knowledge to Enhance Your Rewiring
    2. B. Online Resources for Rewirement®
      1. Work
      2. Entrepreneurs
      3. Salary Information
      4. Volunteer/Not-for-Profit
      5. Education and Resources
      6. Other
      7. General Interest
    3. C. The Eighty-Five Drivers
    4. Notes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 12
      12. Chapter 13
    5. About the Authors