A Guide to Take the Weirdness Out of Retirement
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A Guide to Take the Weirdness Out of Retirement

Use the "Best of Work" to Create the "Best of Retirement"
4.9 (4 ratings)
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13 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: $40
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop a greater understanding of how to prepare for the social/psychological side of retirement; a topic that is not easily addressed by a financial equation.
  • Gain understanding of retirement through real-life exercises that personalize your retirement lifestyle.
  • Make a more informed decision about when is the "right" time to retire.
  • Take the "weirdness" out of retirement by knowing how to bring the "best of work" to the "best of retirement."
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Requirements
  • Students do not need any prior experience or special skills before starting this course. The only requirement is a desire to create a meaningful and rewarding retirement, and to show up with an "explorer" mindset.
Description

The goal for this course is to take the "weirdness" out of retirement. I've never heard anyone say, "Working is weird." So if working isn't weird, then how can we take the best of work and bring it into the best of retirement? 

This course explores what you will need in retirement that will create a sense of meaning and purpose at a time when you're no longer defined by your work title. So much of the weirdness of retirement comes from losing our sense of direction. We'll explore how to create a "new normal" by embracing new roles, being involved in work that is greater than ourselves, and recreating conditions that contributed to our happiness at work.

If you're not interested in every day feeling like Saturday and Sunday, then you are going to love learning about new organizing concepts that are much bigger than a life of leisure. If you're not ready to give up work completely, you will be glad to learn how to regain the psychological benefits of work. And if you're worried that you don't have something that you are passionate about doing in retirement, in this course you only need to be curious and have an explorer mindset.

If you are worried about the decision to retire, you will find support that will help you feel prepared to step into retirement. This is especially important if you are in a work environment where it is not "safe" to talk about retirement. This major life decision and transition is too complex to go it alone. In this course you will find the support you need without having to "show your cards" at work. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Target audience is anyone who is thinking about retirement or has already retired, and wants each year of retirement to be more than a 365-day vacation. This primarily includes Baby Boomers between the ages of 50-75.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
02:28:34
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First Things First
3 Lectures 08:29

Two Disclosures
02:34

Two Prerequisites
02:07
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Making the Decision to Retire
4 Lectures 18:42
Decision to Retire
07:28

Exercise: Five-Part Retirement Decision
00:15

Phased or Full Retirement
04:57

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Work Identity and Benefits
10 Lectures 29:17
Cocktail Party Question
03:18

Work Identity
06:00

Exercise: Measure Your Work Role Attachment
00:10

Built-In Benefits
03:55

Exercise: Five Benefits You Value Most
00:11

Life Essentials
03:17

Exercise: List Your Life Essentials
00:08

Retirement Cocktail
03:42

Structure is Freedom
03:47

Discover What's Missing
04:48
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Moving Through the Transition
5 Lectures 28:56
In the Middle
04:21

COMPASS for Direction
04:13

Going to...Part I
08:27

Going to...Part II
11:37

Exercise: What Do You Want to Make Yourself Available To?
00:18
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Organizing Concepts for Retirement
5 Lectures 20:55
3-Dimensional
05:03

Retirement Sabbatical
04:51

Exercise: Design Your Sabbatical
00:06

Balancing Happiness
05:52

One-Year Project
05:03
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Engaging Our Gifts in Retirement
5 Lectures 18:39
Working in Retirement
05:34


Exercise: What Would You Like to Do, Even If You Are Just Pretending?
00:24

Volunteering on Purpose
03:10

Exercise: Create Your Volunteer Purpose Statement
00:12
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Making Retirement Less Weird
8 Lectures 23:34
Redefine Time
02:49

Exercise: Invest Your Time
00:17

Relocating in Retirement
07:16

Exercise: Life Planning
00:15

Happily Ever After
04:01

Think Like an Artist
02:50

Final Transitions
03:36

Closing Comments
02:30
About the Instructor
Dr. Patrice Jenkins
4.9 Average rating
4 Reviews
13 Students
1 Course
Professional Retirement Consultant, Speaker, Author

Patrice Jenkins, Ph.D. is a consultant and frequent speaker on topics related to career and retirement transitions. Patrice holds a masters degree in counseling and a doctorate degree in industrial and organizational psychology. She is the author of “What Will I Do All Day? Wisdom to get you Over Retirement and on with Living!

Dr. Jenkins' expertise is in the social-psychological side of retirement—a subject that can’t easily be addressed with a financial strategy or equation. As an organizational psychologist, Jenkins applies her research on thriving at work, retirement research, and happiness studies to help individuals prepare for retirement and design rewarding retirement lifestyles. 

Dr. Jenkins offers organizational consulting to design programs that support employees into their retirement years.