January 13, 2014 — Why do some people retire on their first day of eligibility and others are working until well past that date? Why do some people move to new jobs or new career paths, while others continue with the same agency for many years?
Join Mike Townshend, philosopher, social psychologist and retirement coach, as he discusses these issues with host Bob Leins. They touch on some of the reasons behind making the job decisions.
Possible thoughts leading to initiate the job change:
Looking forward to it – counting the days and hours
The stress is no longer balanced for a happy life
Noticing change beyond what you are willing to do
Agency’s mission slips
Pay raises cease or are stretched beyond cost of living
New job opportunity
Possible thoughts leading to a delay in job change:
Too much financial risk
Kids still in school
Just not sure what you will do with your time and energies
Just plain enjoying what you are doing and who you work with and for – a deep sense of meaning