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Managing My Life: Planning My Retirement
& Managing My Life: Making The Retirement Decision

Managing My Life: Planning My Retirement and Managing My Life: Making The Retirement Decision are two comprehensive, extremely user-friendly, cost-effective self-study programs, which help you consider all the lifestyle aspects related to retirement or semi-retirement.  Both programs help you develop a much greater awareness of what to expect in retirement, and encourage you to consider a range of lifestyle activities and second careers which are directly related to your strengths, skills and interests.
Managing My Life: Planning My Retirement is a useful program if you are retiring imminently or are as much as ten years away from your normal retirement date.  It will help you view your retirement in a positive light and plan accordingly.
Managing My Life: Making The Retirement Decision is a program you can use if have been offered an early retirement option by your company.  The focus of the program is to lead you to consider the implications on your life of accepting or turning down the early retirement option, so that you can make a more informed decision about your retirement option.
It is highly recommended that your spouses also complete the program.
The Five key areas which are covered in the programs are:
1. The Relationship between Work and Retirement - To help you realize that work provides them with a daily structure and satisfies many fundamental motivations and needs.  These needs must be replaced adequately in retirement or semi-retirement, and it is best to begin the planning process before you retire.
2. Self-Motivation - To help you understand the elements of self-motivation and realize how important it is to understand and focus on your strengths, motivators and needs, when setting goals and taking action.
3. Lifestyle - Areas discussed within lifestyle inlcude: living environment, volunteer activities, relationships, hobbies and activities, travel, exercise, nutrition and second career options.
4. Misconceptions about Aging and Retirement - To help you articulate any concerns and feelings you have and develop a more positive view toward retirement or semi-retirement.
5. Goal-Setting and Taking Action - To help you realize the importance of determining your goals, and to understand the process involved in setting realistic and measurable goals followed by action plans.
What Is Included In The Programs For Individuals
1. A comprehensive self-study workbook which which you will receive by mail.
2. A CD with recordings of two Deep Relaxation and Deep Relaxation and Sleep Audio-Tracks. The first relaxation audio-track will help you remain calm and focused, so that you can manage change more effectively at work and in your personal lives. The second audio-track will also help you feel more rested and experience better, more consistent sleep.  The CD is available at a discounted price when you order it with the actual program.
3. Free subscription to our electronic Managing My Life Newsletter.
4. The availability of one-on-one coaching or teleclasses as an option.
Benefits For Individuals
Extremely time and cost effective process to help you:
Develop a clear understanding of your strengths, motivators, and needs in order to select appropriate activities in retirement or semi-retirement which take into account these factors.
Articulate any concerns and feeling you have about aging and retirement and develop a more positive view toward retirement.
Determine clear choices related to second careers, living environment, volunteer activities, relationships, hobbies, exercising, nutrition and travel.
Make a faster and better informed decision about the early retirement offer you may have received.
Develop positive exercising and nutritional habits.
Learn useful goal-setting techniques and how to break goals into action plans.
Become calmer, more relaxed during this transitional stage of your life. This will also help you and your spouse concentrate more effectively on your daily tasks at work and in your personal life.
What Is Included In The Programs For Organizations
1. Comprehensive self-study workbooks which you will receive by mail at a central location or which can be sent if your prefer, directly to specific individual employees.
2. CDs with recordings of two Deep Relaxation and Deep Relaxation and Sleep Audio-Tracks. The first relaxation audio-track will help users remain calm and focused, so that they can manage change more effectively at work and in their personal lives. The second audio-track will also help users feel more rested and experience better, more consistent sleep.  The CDs are available at a discounted price when you order them with the actual programs.
3. Possibility of a free subscription to our quarterly electronic Managing My Life Newsletter for all employees to help promote wellness in the work place, when a a minimum purchase commitment of programs is made.
4. Assistance for promoting the program in your organization.
5. The possibility of customizing the program materials to meet specific needs you may have.
6. The availability of one-on-one coaching, teleclasses, and on-site workshops through a network of Professional Coaches and Trainers who are licensed to use the materials in their practice.  This allows our network to handle and deliver simultaneous assignments to clients with locations across North America and world-wide, no matter how large or small the client organization is.
Benefits For Your Organization
Extremely cost effective method to inject wellness and healthy thinking to the heart of your organization: ITS PEOPLE.
Increases your perception by your remaining staff and the community that you are a responsible, caring employer.  This can definitely help with staff retention.
Requires very little administrative time, to deliver the program. The only requirement is to arrange e-mailing of announcements to staff, as well as occasional reminder messages. We provide you with drafts of the announcements.  We also provide you with a Managing My Life electronic quarterly Newsletter whcih can act as a reminder to staff about the availability of the program.
Many employees who have completed the program are likely to realize the positive impact of retirement or semi-retirement on their lives, and will be therefore more inclined to accept the early retirement option which may have been offered to them.  Others will also be more apt to retire by age 65 even though retirement at age 65 may no longer be mandatory in their state, province, or country.
The possibility of becoming more involved in the delivery of the program by providing support services around the program materials.
The possibility of providing external support in the implementation of the program by retaining Professional Coaches and Trainers from our Network of Licensed Professionals, to deliver-one-on-one coaching sessions, teleclasses, web-cast programs, and/or on-site workshops, around the materials.
The possibility of customizing the program materials to meet your specific needs.

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