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Written by Nick Freedman, Founder of Retire on Purpose. 

Time is a fascinating concept. From a very young age when school begins, our day is orientated around the movement of time. What time does the school bell ring? Where do I need to be when I hear the sound?  What lesson starts after morning recess? 

Then as we grow through teen years, new questions emerge around time. How long 'til I can drive? How many years left until I finish study and start working? 

Life...

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Upgrade to Retirement 2.0

Written by Nick Freedman, Founder of Retire on Purpose. 

Retirement 1.0 needs an upgrade

In so many areas of life we hear of transformation, disruption, growth mindset and evolution. It's hard to avoid this call for change in social media, technology upgrades and the news channels. And it's no different with retirement planning. The old model, which we'll call Retirement 1.0, was relatively simple. After your education finishes, you start employment, work hard for 40 years, then one day...

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Humans of HR podcast

Retire on Purpose
Humans of HR podcast
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by Nick Freedman. 

Humans of HR is a podcast and a social movement focused on the everyday challenges people experience at work. Powered by the team at Leapgen. I was interviewed by David Guazarotto about how to successfully transition from the end of their career into a great retirement, with renewed purpose, as well as finding and recruiting a successor before departing. 

David and I had a fascinating and salient conversation about Retirement 2.0 and how individuals should take a...

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Start planning before you retire.

By Bronwyn Muir, Retired NFP Leader. 

When I first told friends that I was going to retire this year they all asked me the same questions:

  •  What are you going to do?
  •  Do you have a plan? You need a plan Bronwyn.

I knew what I wanted to do, spend more time with Mum, renovate the house, read lots and lots of books, perhaps volunteer somewhere - but that was as far as I had gotten. So, no plan - just a To Do list. I Googled retirement plans and primarily got financial...

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Smart, Stupid and Sixty

By Nigel Marsh, TED speaker and Author.   

 

I remember on the morning after my 58th birthday I read in the business press that one of the graduate trainees who used to work for me in London was now the firm’s global CEO ,with an impressive office on the top floor of a skyscraper in New York. I on the other hand was unemployed in Sydney, wearing a dressing gown and sitting in our damp under garage store room, about to write a book few people were ever likely to...

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What will your legacy be?

By Daven Moldrich, retired Westpac banker, currently mentoring. 

Tell us about your career, Daven.

I started at the Bank of NSW, (which later became Westpac), in 1973. I then had nearly 40 years with Westpac in multiple areas of the Bank. The beauty of the size of Westpac is the wide range of diverse roles I was able to take on.  My roles ranged from being a Corporate Manger, Regional Commercial Manager, Head of HR in Corporate & Institutional, Private Bank Director and Head of...

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Do Dharma, do good work.

Interview with Justine Curtis, CEO, Inspired Adventures.

Having built and taught leadership development programs  for some of Australia’s leading charities I am an avid supporter of leaders in the fundraising sector. They inspire me with how they direct their mindset and skills to raise much needed funds for the causes they support. 

I first heard about  Justine Curtis, CEO of Inspired Adventures, through a mutual friend Martin Paul. Justine is from the North of...

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Linda's Story

Linda Mayer. Chateau Owner and Retreat Facilitator.

The power of My Game Plan is best told through people’s stories who’ve completed the program. Here’s Linda’s story….

I first met Nick (Retire on Purpose founder) in 2006, when I was Organisational Development Director of Coca-Cola Australia. I engaged him to run a wellbeing program for the business. It was a great success, so I then kept hiring Nick as I moved organisations. After moving to Switzerland and...

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Plan your retirement holistically

Written by Nick Freedman, Founder of Retire on Purpose.

In the article about the Retirement 2.0 mindset, we suggest that retirement planning utilises a more holistic approach. Beyond simple wealth creation, there are several other factors which contribute towards a positive and happy retirement. 

In My Game Plan , you'll learn about Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Abraham Maslow was a psychologist who explained that needs underpin all our human motivations and behaviours. A...

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Becoming a solopreneur

 

Written by Nick Freedman, Founder of Retire on Purpose. 

Mapping out a great retirement starts on a big, blank sheet of paper. The possibilities are endless and while some seek a more relaxed existence, not everyone is content with a weekly cycle of golf and lunches. On our flagship program, My Game Plan, you get to uncover the purpose for your next phase of life as you enter retirement. And for many, finding their purpose awakens a deep seated passion to do something new...

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