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In this episode, Ross and I discuss finding meaning in life - especially as we age and move towards retirement. After decades of helping people find meaning in their jobs and life, Ross realized that people were not controlling their own destinies. This is especially true for seniors. Retirement becomes a journey of existence, not meaning.
Ross often wonders how he found his life’s passion and work when he was 73. At a time when most people have been retired for years, he was immersing himself in helping others find meaning in their changing and evolving lives.
The journey to this stage of his life is far from traditional. However, his success in life and work has a common theme. Always be authentic and care about the people you work with and the people you serve.
After decades of helping people find meaning in their jobs and life, Ross realized that people were not controlling their own destinies. This is especially true for seniors. Retirement becomes a journey of existence, not meaning.
With over 15 years of interviewing C-level executives for research firms, he knows how to uncover and compile all the data and key findings in the world of retirement and aging. More importantly, he learned how to take the data and turn it into intelligence that everyone can understand and use.
The 10 plus years Ross spent in the mental trauma field has helped him develop a deeper understanding of how to get people talking about their struggles, fears, and goals. When people struggle with the impact of trauma, it is easier to be honest and open with a peer. Someone understands their world. Someone who gets them.
When we leave our careers, life should be filled with passion, learning and most importantly being Authentic. To quote Dylan Thomas “Keep the light burning as bright and as long as you can through the passion of being you”.
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