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In this episode of Rock Your Retirement we talked to Alan Spector. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/non-financial-retirement-aspects

Alan Spector focusses on the non financial aspects of retirement.The basis of the Rock Your Retirement show is that retirement isn’t just about money.

This is basically the non financial aspects of retirement.

Alan Spector agrees.  He and his partner created the Critical Decisions Matrix and Crucial Conversations.  These ideas help everyone understand what the expectations are in retirement.  Alan co-authored the book, Your Retirement Quest with Keith Lawrence, and you can find the book on Amazon.  This is a great book to read if you are considering retirement in the next five years.

Alan wasn’t always a retirement coach.

He worked at Proctor and Gamble for 33 years as an executive. After that, Alan founded and managed three business, and authored five books.  Alan also blogs on retirement issues on three sites, and is deeply involved in his community.  He’s also very active physically and likes to travel.

Alan and Keith interviewed their colleagues about their thoughts on retirement.  Shortly after they realized that they were dismayed at the results.  This started their quest to educate people about the non financial aspects of retirement so they started conducting workshops.  They kept getting requests for their book…but it hadn’t been written yet!  So… they knew they had to write it.  And they did. They named the book “Your Retirement Quest”. This book talks about the non-financial aspects of retirement, and it includes well-being, connectedness, growth, and fun among other things.  Some of the other non-financial aspects of retirement include physical, emotional, mental, and something he calls “energy of purpose”.

Alan recommends that you have written goals.  He recommends that you include the non financial aspects of retirement in these goals.

Mr. Spector says that if you write something down you are five times more likely to get it done.  Your written goals should include all of the ten elements of retirement into your life.

In addition to working with individuals, he and his partner work with financial planning firms to help them understand the non-financial parts of retirement.  Let’s hope he starts a movement with us.

Today’s Freebie is: The 10 Key Elements of a Fulfilling Retirement and you can get it at: The 10 key elements of a Fulfilling Retirement