Purpose in Retirement

Purpose with Alexandria Agresta

1:41 Introduction to Alexandria and Purpose Pioneers

Started her own company to teach business leaders how to a build a community based on values. Then created Purpose Pioneers; to experience real time fulfillment which feeling fulfillment now. Not waiting for some thing to happen to be fulfilled. Experience a sense of wholeness now. Purpose in retirement is not an end, but a beginning. Purpose is most needed in life transitions like retirement. Need clarity and directions based on purpose to take the next steps.Purpose is always evolving throughout your life and plays a crucial role in all stages.

7:30 Finding purpose as your retire

Ask questions: What activity brings you the most joy? When you help someone, what does that look like and how does it feel? What are some joyful experiences in your life? What do you want to do (not what you are expected to do)? Draw the boundaries  around what you want your life to be.

9:30 What is transformational? When helping others, transformation occurs. Change occurs. What do I want to do that results in that transformational change? It is the power of asking: ask questions, get them to talk about it to harness their thoughts to find purpose.

10:45 Systematize purpose: purpose drives our lives. Most understand purpose is important but don’t implement it in their lives long term. Need a mental framework: harness our thoughts in a linear framework to make sense of things. Embed your purpose in how your think, speak, act so purpose doesn’t fizzle away. 1st thing to do for a fulfilled retirement is to get clear on the values and purpose in life. Do you value integrity, family, community, etc.? Then use those values to make decisions.

14:02 Given that retirees may be older, have lots of experiences, lots of different purposes over time, how do they get to essence? Ask yourself: Are you willing to challenge your beliefs/assumptions of the world to be the highest version of yourself?  Life is challenging, hard but are you willing to challenges everything you know and believe to be the highest version of yourself? Living a purposeful life is not easy.

18:08 Purpose Frameworks:

a)    In communication

b)    Self awareness

c)    Values

d)    Breaking through fears

20:30 Retirement is a transition period where society norms may give no assistance. Know that retirement is the part of your life that could be the m? Lots of opportunities for helping others, giving back.  Know that you are worthy, have value, are unique, and know your purpose.




Alexandria offered to be a resource for anyone interested in delving into their purpose

Day to Day Retirement - Introduction

Introduction to Day to Day Retirement

2:05    My retirement started with:

Round the world bicycle tour, January 1 2000, in September, came to Australia for Sydney Olympics. Partner decided to stay in Australia to explore further, and I went on to Asia. On returning to Australia, my partner wanted to extend our visa for a few months to further explore. I agreed, and a few  months later he want to live here more permanently. I agreed, but I didn’t understand that the visa we received did not allow us to work. I was forced into an unexpected, unplanned and very unwanted retirement in my early        50’s.

Retirement activities: yoga, more bicycle tours, rehabbed an old house, but not very fulfilling. The visa restrictions eased and I completed general and   specialised training in teaching yoga to seniors. Started classes and then in 2017 started a podcast to expand the perception of yoga. I found it incredibly satisfying and felt I had found my niche.

7:25    Starting another podcast on expanding the perception of retirement. Baby boomers much healthier than previous generations and will live longer. Retirement 20-30 years. Previous generations’ retirement – short rest before dying.

8:30    What is retirement now? How does it look? How do we find fulfilment and purpose for the decades of retirement? How do we contribute, find social interaction, maintain healthy bodies, minds and emotions?

9:30    First 18 -24 months are honeymoon period. Do what you want, when you want. Using your time and pursuing activities are at your discretion. After that you may want more of your retirement.

11:15 This podcast is a connection tool to hear about other peoples’ retirement journey, find new ideas, to absorb new ideas, etc

11:52 Podcast Instructions: people over 50 are the least likely to listen to podcasts however it is pretty simple.

Listen on the computer: find the Itunes app on your computer or download from the Apple store.  Search for podcasts, Apple has an extensive directory of podcasts on every subject imaginable. Click on the particular episode you want to listen to and enjoy.

iPhone – if it is new, it probably has the Itunes app (I have heard) otherwise download the app from the Apple Store. Follow instructions in computer directions.

Android phone – download the podcast app from Google store and follow instructions.

16:00 Definitions:

Subscriptions: when you click subscribe on any of the apps, this sets up a notification sequence. When a new episode of a podcast is released, the app   will either notify you or download it to your phone. It is FREE and it only means that you have asked to be notified of new episodes.

Ratings: you can rate the podcast episode on a 1-5 scale which is telling the producer how much you enjoyed the episode.

Comments: tell the producer your opinion on the episode or suggest topics or ask questions or  ?


Website: www.yogalightness.com.au/podcasts/
Email: stephanie@day2dayretirement.com