In this interview,Howard Stone suggests a new retirement model, which consists of fully engaging in life and work with a sense of mission, calling and purpose. Howard and his wife Marika co-founded
For Howard and Marika, "being alive is about creating possibilities rather than solving problems. We are happy when we appreciate our work and each other, laugh for no reason."
The new retirement is about doing what you love
Howard says, "find out what you love whether it made money or not, and let that be your guide. How do you do it varies. Some people are naturally more introspective, others are action-oriented. The main thing is to realize that what you have been doing isn’t necessarily what you will be doing in the future. That’s frightening to many people, but also liberating."
About Howard Stone
Howard Stone is co-founder of 2young2retire and its spiritual center. He concluded a long career in international advertising sales and publishing and became a life coach at age 64. Rejecting the idea of retirement – he built a coaching practice on helping other mature people skip retirement, and discover their own later life callings and passions. Motivational speaking, coaching, training 2young2retire course facilitators, writing and www.2young2retire.com are his focus. Howard is a member of NextAge Speakers and has addressed groups on the subject of reinventing retirement around the country.