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The 5 Lessons I Learned During My First 5 Years Of Retirement – TravelAwaits

By John Edwards, May.29.2022

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I am fully settled into my retirement after thoroughly enjoying the first 5 years. For me, retirement is akin to a permanent summer vacation: I get to do what I want, when I want, where I want, and with whom I want.

With no undue obligations. I am fortunate to be in such a position. To be sure, the pandemic experience has put a damper on life, especially prior to widespread vaccine availability.

But my wife and I have adapted and survived, even thrived. That being stipulated, there are some things I have gotten wrong and hope to change over the next 5 years.

These are lessons that, if applied well, will make life more interesting, more enjoyable, and more healthy. That, in any event, is the plan.

The lessons learned revolve around the subjects that are important to me in retirement and include, in no particular, order: travel, health, mental engagement, friends and family, and living my way.

Lesson 1: Travel Is Important (We Want More, More, More) 

My wife and I did not travel much when working. We were too busy. So it wasn’t until we had more time in retirement that we fully realized what we had missed. And how enjoyable the exploration of new and the revisiting of known places really is. However, with the notable exception of cruising, we don’t especially like the act of traveling, per se, but we both enjoy the planning and the anticipation of travel and exploring our destinations once we arrive.

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Source: The 5 Lessons I Learned During My First 5 Years Of Retirement – TravelAwaits

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Jeff Bezos Says Practice This 1 Simple Habit | Inc.com

If you’ve been trained to do the opposite, you’re not alone.

By Bill Murphy Jr. @BillMurphyJr

Jeff Bezos.
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This is a story about Jeff Bezos, raising kids, and maximizing success.

If you like it, I think you’ll also enjoy two of my free e-books, How to Raise Successful Kids and Jeff Bezos Regrets Nothing.

It’s about a habit that Bezos calls “super-important,” and that he has advised over and over.

In fact, he explicitly encouraged parents to “preach” it to their kids. And, as a father of four, he says it’s the advice he’s tried to give his own children.

Source: Want to Raise Successful Kids? Jeff Bezos Says Practice This 1 Simple Habit | Inc.com

7 Wrong Lessons That Creators Learned From Game of Thrones | Tor.com

Credit: HBO

By Charlie Jane Anders, Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:00pm


Like a few other pop-culture behemoths, Game of Thrones cast a huge shadow and spawned many would-be imitators. The Marvel Cinematic Universe led to a dozen copycat “cinematic universes”; Lost spawned a ton of TV shows that went down endless cryptic rabbit holes; The Dark Knight cursed us with a decade of “chaotic-evil dude who has magic blow-everything-up powers and gets caught on purpose” movies. The thing is, people always take the wrong lesson from these successes—they focus on the froth rather than the churn, the tip rather than the iceberg, and what a popular thing turned into over time, rather than what made it popular in the first place.

Here are seven of the wrong lessons that everyone learned from the phenomenal success of Game of Thrones—one for each of the Seven Kingdoms. (I miss writing listicles, can you tell?)

Editor’s Note: Image at top is from my collection, George R.R. Martin, author, at Comic-Con, San Diego, CA.

Source: https://www.tor.com/2021/03/15/7-wrong-lessons-that-creators-learned-from-game-of-thrones/