It is with great anticipation and excitement that we launch SMART Retirement. This business has grown from a conversation a few years ago where a recent retiree mentioned the struggles they had encountered adjusting to their new phase of life without work. When we started to delve deeper and conduct some market research we realized they were not alone.
And it didn’t seem to make a difference if the person had enough money saved for a comfortable retirement, or whether they would need to rely on the government super payment – the struggles appeared universal.
It wasn’t about money or money alone. It was more about adjusting to the lack of routine, about the reason to get out of bed in the morning or not, to the lack of a reason to wear business clothes or the time of that urgent meeting, that had always been in the diary, not now being there.
For many people their value, or sense of worth and their purpose in life was intrinsically linked to their work identity and had been for 30 – 40 years. Upon retirement this changes overnight!
It’s a huge change and adapting to this change doesn’t always go smoothly. But if you plan at understanding your new identity, establishing a new and more exciting purpose in life and begin to understand the importance of social networks, relationships and new and exciting ways to utilise your considerable skills, retirement can be the best time of your life.
SMART Retirement can assist you in finding all the pieces of the retirement puzzle. SMART Retirement, through its mentoring programme, will provide you with the tools and techniques to develop a Roadmap for Retirement – one that will not only identify all those personal challenges, but a plan that will help you achieve a fulfilling not time filling retirement.
Welcome again, we hope we can help!