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The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life [Bargain Price] [Hardcover]

by Ken Dychtwald, Daniel J. Kadlec
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September 6, 2005 047167494X 1
Do you want to stop worrying about money and start having more fun? Do you wish you had more time to spend with family and friends? Do you want to live the life you always envisioned? Then it's time for your Power Years.

The Power Years is your step-by-step guide to repowerment and personal reinvention after forty. In this unique guidebook, world-renowned psychologist and leading authority on aging Ken Dychtwald and award-winning journalist Daniel J. Kadlec combine their decades of cutting-edge research and reporting to reveal how you can make the Power Years the best years of your life—by far. As we baby boomers move into the next stage of life, we now have the opportunity to experience a mold-shattering period of reinvention and personal growth, career liberation, nourishing relationships, and financial freedom. The Power Years helps us envision and embrace this new chapter of life as we develop a carefully thought-out plan for personal fulfillment.

Sharing the inspiring stories of fascinating people as well as plenty of prescriptive advice, the authors reveal how you can:

  • Rediscover your life's purpose
  • Find a new balance between satisfying work and enjoyable leisure
  • Thrive in the home and location of your dreams
  • Rekindle long-held passions and/or find new interests
  • Rediscover and forge vital relationships
  • Keep your financial life running smoothly
  • Contribute to society and leave a lasting legacy
  • Have fun again!

From staying connected with your kids, family, and friends to going back to school for the fun and challenge of it, from finding new companions to volunteering, from exploring a new career to traveling the world, The Power Years is your complete road map to living your best possible life—right now.

The Power Years is a step-by-step guide to repowerment and personal reinvention after forty. In this unique guidebook, Ken Dychtwald and Daniel J. Kadlec combine their decades of cutting-edge research and reporting to reveal how readers can make the Power Years the best years of their lives. The Power Years helps readers envision and embrace this new chapter of life as they develop a carefully thought-out plan for personal fulfillment. Sharing inspiring stories of fascinating people and plenty of prescriptive advice, the authors reveal how to rediscover life’s purpose, find a balance between work and leisure, rediscover and forge vital relationships, keep finances running smoothly, and more. The Power Years is a complete road map to living the best possible life–right now.

"My life keeps getting better, not just because I've enjoyed success in the business world, but because I wake up every day with a passion for what I do. You can—and should—discover that feeling too. Let Dychtwald and Kadlec show you how. They've written a crisp, actionable guide to a great rest of your life."
—Donald J. Trump, Chairman of Trump Enterprises and author of Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life

"The Power Years, brimming with insights culled from decades of leading-edge research, turns conventional notions of retirement upside down. This upbeat, thoroughly enjoyable book will help you both envision and fund your dreams. Truly, it's a 'user's guide to the rest of your life.'"
—Jane Bryant Quinn, author of Making the Most of Your Money

"Are you going to live longer—or will it just feel like it? The Power Years is a wonderful guidebook that helps us realize our potential by redefining our expectations as we mature and grow more powerful. An exceptional resource for anyone ready for a new view of their coming decades."
—Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and author of YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger

“For anyone beginning the second half of life, The Power Years will psyche you up for the great adventure ahead.”
--Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?

“In the field of ‘middlescence,’ as he calls it, Ken Dychtwald is the master.   I count on his brilliance, his pioneering ideas, his courage, and his optimism and we would all be poorer without him.   I recommend The Power Years without reservation. It is a must read.”
--Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?

“I have been learning from Ken Dychtwald for years and am convinced that he is today's most original thinker on this important subject.”
--President Jimmy Carter

“While powerful and complex currents of demographic change are sweeping the globe, little has been said about what the post-World War II generation wants from later life.  In The Power Years, Dychtwald and Kadlec provide a well-informed and optimistic roadmap for how this new chapter of life need not be a period of retreat and decline, but instead holds the potential for becoming a time of renewal and personal reinvention.”
--Sir John Bond, Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc

“If you want to make your future years the best years ever--to feel ageless and experience a dynamic, purposeful, joyful, and full life--read The Power Years.”
--Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series and coauthor of The One Minute Millionaire

“Ken Dychtwald and Daniel J. Kadlec have written a fantastic book filled with compelling data and anecdotes that show that the so-called declining years are anything but. The Power Years helped rid me of much of my worry about what lies ahead and gave me specific, solid ideas for how to make the next 50 years top the first 50 for financial success, career satisfaction, and overall fun.”
--James J. Cramer, author of Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World, CNBC commentator, and cofounder of TheStreet.com


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"The Power Years offers an elixir of hope, optimism and can-do spirit." (USA Today, October 3, 2005)

From the Back Cover

"My life keeps getting better, not just because I've enjoyed success in the business world, but because I wake up every day with a passion for what I do. You can—and should—discover that feeling too. Let Dychtwald and Kadlec show you how. They've written a crisp, actionable guide to a great rest of your life."
—Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President, The Trump Organization and author of Trump: Think Like a Billionaire

"Are you going to live longer—or will it just feel like it? The Power Years is a wonderful guidebook that helps us realize our potential by redefining our expectations as we mature and grow more powerful. An exceptional resource!"
—Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., author of YOU: The Owner's Manual

The Power Years is your step-by-step guide to repowerment. World-renowned psychologist and leading authority on aging Ken Dychtwald and award-winning journalist Daniel J. Kadlec combine their decades of cutting-edge research and reporting to reveal how you can make the Power Years the best years of your life—by far. Sharing the inspiring stories of real people as well as plenty of prescriptive advice, the authors reveal how you can:

  • Rediscover your life's purpose
  • Reinvent retirement by finding a new balance between work and leisure
  • Thrive in the home and location of your dreams
  • Rekindle long-held passions and/or find new interests
  • Rediscover and forge vital relationships
  • Fund your dreams
  • Contribute to society and leave a lasting legacy
  • Have fun again!
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047167494X
  • ASIN: B007PMPY7U
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,643,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

The bestselling author of books such as Age Wave and Bodymind, Dr. Ken Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist, lecturer, and the founding president of Age Wave, LLC. He is widely viewed as the nation's foremost authority on the aging."

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93 of 103 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks depth October 18, 2005
By Nan
Format:Hardcover
If you are looking for a "feel good" book about baby boomer retirement, this book may have some value for you. But if you are looking for specific in-depth how-to, this book isn't the answer. Each segment-work, dreams, travel-is short and doesn't address many relevant issues.

For example, regarding the work chapter, the author postulates that there will be a work shortage and companies will hire baby boomers to fill the gap. Well, that is speculative with globalism. Those jobs may be outsourced. Most are low paying. Many of my highly qualified friends are unable to find jobs despite retraining. Yes, there may be Wal-Mart jobs but is this your retirement dream? The work chapter sounds a lot like most "Do what you love" books. But doing what you love is often best as a hobby not to furnish needed income. These and other issues facing boomers who want meaningful work into their 70s are not addressed. I could pick apart other chapters in the same manner.
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79 of 93 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY September 14, 2005
Format:Hardcover
Unless you're in the top 20% income level this book won't help you diddly. It talks of going around the world, a bunch, about sailing around the world, taking adventures, going to adult camps. And a virtual yellow pages for websites to accomplish this. The stories from people interviewed are from the top 20% also. It was a waste of my money and in-between the stories the information was just plain common sense. I had really waited anxiously for this book to be published, too bad it's such a dud.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spotlight On Boomer Retirement Issues May 16, 2006
Format:Hardcover
I was given this book as a gift, and really didn't know what to expect. The book focuses on the issues facing baby boomers in all facets of their lives, and particularly stresses educational and volunteering opportunities, employment after retirement, and longer life expectancy issues, which of course in turn leads to a discussion of financial planning.

The book is generally good, although a lot of the subject matter is common knowledge (people are living longer, Social Security is in a financial pit, etc.), it does seamlessly blend the social and societal impacts of longer life with the financial issues involved. Although I don't agree with the authors on everything, their points are well taken and worth listening to.

The book is very good at citing websites that contain much valuable information for people interested in business and retirement related lifestyle changes, and is especially strong with the theme of education. Chapter seven concerns financial planning and is a good, but very general overview. If you really want to understand this subject, you will need to buy a separate book. I also urge readers to be very cautious about the recommendations the authors make regarding annuities.

I was born in late 1964, so demographically I get lumped in with the baby boom generation. The friend that gave me this book was also born in 1964, and while we both are technically baby boomers, we both identify far more with the succeeding generation. One of the detractors of this book (and indeed some other books that I have read by boomers) is an occasional smugness about being a boomer.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Encouragement for those post-retirement years... January 10, 2007
Format:Paperback
All too often the thought of "retirement" brings to mind growing old, playing cards, and sitting around waiting to die. But it doesn't have to be that way, nor should it. In The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life by Ken Dychtwald, Ph. D. and Daniel J. Kadlec, you'll see how you can actually look forward to this time of less responsibility and more time to enjoy life.

Contents: Welcome to the Power Years; New Ways to Have Fun; Rediscovering and Forging Vital Relationships; Creating Your New Dream Job; Lifelong Learning Adventures; Where and How to Live; Achieving Financial Freedom; Leaving a Legacy; Author's Note; Notes; Index

Dychtwald and Kadlec explore the time of your life between 55-ish and beyond, referred to as the "Power Years". The kids are out of the house, retirement is looming, and you no longer have the daily demands on your time and attention that you had in your 30s and 40s. Instead of looking at this time period as one of "checking out" and rocking on the porch, they advocate a complete mental shift. You can now explore parts of your personality and interests that were logistically difficult before. Maybe it's going back to school or taking a few classes in an area that interests you. It could be travel or house-swapping with someone else in order to see other parts of the country or world. It may even involve the continuation of your working efforts. But the thought is that you can either work at something else without the demands of advancement, or you can continue what you currently do because you have a passion for it. The key is being able to do something that you *want* to do, not that you *have* to do.

Most of the approaches in the book work much better if you've been planning financially for your power years.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What to do with the rest of my life? July 29, 2006
Format:Hardcover
Yes, I'm one of those baby-boomers contemplating moving into the "third-age" - when the kids have left the nest, the mortgage is paid off, the college accounts have been funded, the husband is semi-retired, but I'm still working, contributing the max to the 401K, and starting to wonder "what next"? No more ladders to climb career-wise, finally the time to think about pursuing hobbies, traveling and the freedom to "re-invent" myself. But, as what? I still haven't figured that out, but I'm sure it will evolve over time. The answers weren't laid out in the book, however, it definitely gave food for thought, and it is a good starting place for those contemplating such a life passage.

Much of the content of Dychtwald's book validated what I already knew about the "third-age" - we'll be living longer and healthier, we'll have new freedoms, we'll have clout in the marketplace (as members of the largest population bubble - the boomers), we'll be open to change, we can't depend on Social Security, etc. Some of the chapters gave me something to look forward to "See, Feel, Taste and Touch the World", "Lifelong Learning Adventures". The chapter on "Achieving Financial Freedom" wasn't particularly helpful, but maybe that's because I've already spent a considerable amount of time researching and considering that topic already.

If you're entering your "Power Years", hoping to rediscover life's purposes, find a balance between work and leisure, find new interests, leave a legacy or any of the latent desires and wishes we hold for our later years, the book is a good primer, will provide plenty of food for thought and ideas, and will kick-start your journey into the "power years".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not realistic
This book frames most of the ideas of how to break out and break free in terms that were true for a brief period in 2005 and 2006. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jon S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide for Retirement
I am an investment professional. I pass this book out to my clients who are approaching retirement. Read more
Published on March 14, 2011 by Fredsvx
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of ideas and concepts
I loved this book for two reasons. First, it is a great source of ideas for planning or exploring the next phase of life if you happen to be a boomer. Read more
Published on October 12, 2009 by Greg Ferguson
4.0 out of 5 stars Baby Boomer Transition Manual
This book is a must read for any baby-boomer actively planning the "second career" phase of their life. Read more
Published on February 13, 2007 by Robert D. Scott
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong direction for the rest of your life
This guy is totally out of touch with reality. He is trying to rewrite reality so that the we give HIM power through the money he hopes we will spend on his book. Read more
Published on March 28, 2006 by Mike Th
3.0 out of 5 stars The Power Years
I thought his book provided good tips and was an easy read. I was a little disappointed with the section on financial management, and I thought he spent to much time on trying to... Read more
Published on March 16, 2006 by Harry Stonefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This is truly one of the most inspirational books I've ever read. It really motivated me to re-engage myself with my family, community and career. Read more
Published on February 2, 2006 by Paige M.
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Changed My Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The authors of this book might as well have been inside my head when they were writing it. Everything they said just resonated so powerfully with me. Read more
Published on January 27, 2006 by B. Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars good for only the most clueless
Good Lord, people must be busier than I thought. If you haven't been allowed to even think about your future after retirement, then maybe you will get something out of this book. Read more
Published on October 6, 2005 by Richard W. Roscoe
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