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Overview Your retirement years should be the best of your life. Free from the burden of making a living, you have in front of you an opportunity for personal development and a time for spiritual growth. These are your years; it is up to you to embrace them and ensure that you enjoy an enriching journey. The Spirit of Retirement is your guiding light to creating and sustaining the post-work life you have always envisioned. Bestselling author and retired Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry illuminates a fulfilling path of meaningful endeavors, healthful reflections, and positive outlooks that will help make these years your most treasured. This engaging book highlights many important aspects of your new life, such as . preparing for the transition; . determining who you want to be for the rest of your life and how to get there; . reconnecting with those you love, appreciating your roots, and reinvigorating friendships; . allowing time to develop your inner self. Inside are moving anecdotes from people whose retirement years are filled with beauty, deep meaning, and purpose. Their stories illustrate the good life and special time that retirement should be and what it can be for you when you follow the guidance and apply the principles presented in this book.
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Studio: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.25" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Smyth & Helwys Publishing
ISBN 1573125091 ISBN13 9781573125093
Availability 0 units.
More About James A. Autry
James A. Autry is the author of eleven books, the most recent of which was 2012's "Choosing Gratitude: Learning to Love the Life You Have." A former Fortune 500 executive and magazine editor, he now writes, lectures, and conducts workshops on Servant Leadership in this country and internationally. For one academic year, he held an endowed chair in leadership at Iowa State University and holds four honorary degrees. He describes this collaboration with his wife, Sally Pederson, as a great joy and hopes that spirit shines through the book itself. Sally J. Pederson is an advocate for children and adults with disabilities and a voice for progressive causes. She served as Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007 and is a former editor with "Better Homes & Gardens" magazine, where she met and married the love of her life, Jim Autry. This is her first book.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Spirit of Retirement: Creating a Life of Meaning and Personal Growth?
Great pre-retirement or post-retirement reading! Dec 5, 2007
Whether you are nearing retirement or recently retired, this is a great book if you are wondering about how to spend your retirement years. The book includes some wonderful James A. Autry poems and is very consistent with his other works such as "Love and Profit, the Art of Caring Leadership" which I also recommend. As the title suggests, this book really is about the "spirit" of retirement and really is focused on the psychological challenges of retirement rather than the financial issues.