Celebrating Next – Ned Grossman
It is our mission at Lifelaunch Consulting to help others define their ‘next’ with purpose and intention, and to celebrate as a new chapter unfolds. As part of this, we are highlighting our friends who have successfully navigated the move from ‘now’ to ‘next’ and are thriving as a result! It is our hope that by sharing these stories, we inspire others to live their lives to the fullest.
My pre-retirement career:Employee Benefits Consultant
Three ways I spend my time in retirement:#1: Enjoying every day; the peace, calm and beauty of living as a human being rather than a human doing. #2: Finishing my second book, “How to Succeed in the 21st Century: Focus on the Things over which You have Input, Impact and Control.” (It should be “out” very shortly.) #3: Making the time to perform random acts of kindness. It’s actually quite a lot of fun!
What I love most about retirement:See the answer to above question!
My biggest challenge with retirement:Making it last.
What I did to prepare for retirement:Honestly, nothing special. Welcomed it when it arrived and have embraced it ever since.
Something I’ve recently done for the first time:Took a course in adult education, if you consider “Baseball: A Business or a Sport” adult “education.’
Most recent book/article I’ve read:Thomas Friedman’s “Thank You for Being Late.”
My future:To be determined.
My advice for future retirees:Embrace it passionately; enjoy it enthusiastically; hope it lasts indefinitely!