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In this groundbreaking book, David Corbett, a thought leader on life transitions for executives and professionals, offers a compelling alternative to traditional retirement. Portfolio Life shows how to adopt a new way of thinking and living in extended middle age. This period was once relegated to winding down, but now it holds the promise of our most significant and passionate years, a time when we can be ourselves and contribute. Corbett describes a "life portfolio"a balanced mix of work, learning, leisure, family time, and giving back that individuals tailor to their personality and goals. Using compelling stories, the book shows how to allocate one's time and energy among competing needs and personal dreams. The author includes advice on discovering our callings, the entrepreneurial spirit, spirituality, the role of legacy, and more.
Corbett elaborates a disciplined, step-by-step process for creating a life portfolio. He explores long- and short-term portfolio planning, offering practical suggestions and exercises. He also shows how to deal with the emotional turbulence that is inevitable in this transition. Portfolio Life is a guide not to surviving but to flourishing after careers end. Corbett holds that a life portfolio touches on what is really worth living forthose goals and purposes we need to call to mind throughout life's journey.
In this era of hyper-commercialized financial planning, this is the smartest thing I've read about preparation for retirement.Published 5 days ago by rick
At the age of 70 I found myself alone. I was no longer Johns Wife, Peter's Mum, ( the inclusive rights advocate/mother from Hell) Lee's or Ray's or Faith's kid sister or the fifth... Read morePublished 3 months ago by judith F Rhome
One of the better books I have ever read on developing work mid-life. Great concepts that are helpful and inspirational.Published 7 months ago by D. Hahn
Meh. Not really too useful to me. I was expecting something else.But I bought it used so not a bad deal. Would have been a little more upset if I had paid full price for a new one.Published 10 months ago by chuckmatthews
Mr Corbett's work offers a meaningful and refreshing perspective on career and life development in the post 50 era. Read morePublished on April 16, 2011 by Ted Moriarty
Excellent detailed prescription for to lead anyone at midlife to examine options and find fulfillment in their future livesPublished on November 2, 2008 by George L. Stern