On this episode, we continue our series on retirement stories with Bob Shank. Bob is the founder of The Master's Program, a ministry designed to connect with marketplace professionals, by combining business experience and individual strengths with personal interest in Kingdom opportunities. In this podcast, Bob rejects the American standard of retirement and points to Jesus’ life as a model to truly have a life well-lived.

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On this episode, we continue our series on retirement stories with Vern Anderson. Vern is one of the original co-founders of Douglas Machine, Inc., a successful and long-standing manufacturing company based in Alexandria, MN. At 79 years old, Vern continues a life of impact which has include…

On this episode, we share the story of Bill Nelson. Bill is a former teacher and coach. At 78 years old, he is still using his teaching skills educating and inspiring fellow retirees into a life of wellness and purpose. In this podcast, Bill talks about how his mother survived the Spanish fl…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I continue our series on retirement stories with Jeremy Brown of Throne Publishing Group. Jeremy believes our stories reveal how God has created us for a greater purpose. In this podcast, Jeremy explains two lies society wants retirees to believe about their …

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I start a brand-new series on retirement stories. If you are a retiree, you have a story that needs to be shared. In this podcast, we give the reasons retirees are so valuable and how to find turning points in your own story. We also share the story of Lenore…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I wrap-up our mini-series on retirement communities. We reiterate the fact that retirement communities are not a problem. However, they have exposed a deeper issue with the way our society views retirees and the “American Dream." In this podcast, we pose chal…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about the good and bad regarding retirement communities. No doubt, retirement communities do lots of good for the life of a retiree. However, too much of a good thing can be bad. In this podcast, we propose three ways retirement communities fall short …

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about the good things retirement communities have done for the life of a retiree and how they have provided solutions for retirees’ deepest needs. In this podcast, we will take a deeper look how the popularity of retirement communities has spread since…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about the development of the very first retirement community launched on January 1st, 1960 by Del Webb in Sun City, AZ. In this podcast, we take a look at the life of Del Webb and explain how he created a solution geared towards an emerging retirement …

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about how the demand for retirement communities was formed decades before the very first retirement community was established in 1960. In this podcast, Ben will explain four major factors that shaped the mindset towards retirement and how these have le…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about retirees and their marriage. In our experience, one of the most underestimated changes a person encounters post-retirement is in their marriage. In this podcast, Ben will explain three concepts you need to understand regarding your marriage and r…

Ben Taatjes and I talk about retirees and their identity. It is nearly impossible to have a career over the course of decades and not have some of who you are connected to that job. In this podcast, Ben will give you ways to understand this shift in identity and he will show you how to be ro…

Ben Taatjes and I talk about a retiree’s mentality. It’s no secret that older people tend to have a reputation of being a bit grumpy. While this is a light-hearted way to view retirees, there are serious ramifications of this attitude. In this podcast, Ben gives four ways make sure your ment…

At 73 years old, Virg DeJongh released his first book, “On the Virg: How to Move Forward Through Life's Biggest Questions, Challenges and Opportunities”. After spending over 30 years in the financial business, Virg is now using his experiences to help other people walk through their own tran…

On this episode, Jerrid Sebesta talks about retirees and their health. Physical health is an aspect of retirement that cannot be ignored. In this podcast, Jerrid is going to focus on the importance of activity for a retiree and he’ll give ways to keep retirement from being the downfall of yo…

John Chase retired in early 2020 after a 35-year career as an Orthopedic surgeon. He is now the author of the book, YOU WHAT?, where John shares funny and informative stories from his longtime profession. In this podcast, John explains the emotions he felt on the final day of his career whic…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about retirees and their impact. No doubt, we are living in a broken and divided world – and impact from retirees is absolutely essential right now. In this podcast, Ben is going to give your four tangible ways retirees can have incredible impact on th…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about retirees and their legacy. Legacy can be a daunting task for a retiree, but it doesn’t have to be if you look at the true definition of the word. In this podcast, Ben will show you how to have the greatest impact on others using your life today.

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about retirees and their story. Looking back and reflecting on past experiences, good and bad, can help shape your purpose in retirement. In this podcast, Ben will encourage you to identify turning points in your past which can reveal ways God is bring…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about the value of a retiree. Unfortunately, society will tell you that people in retirement don’t have as much to offer as the younger generations. The truth is retirees are the most powerful group of people our society has ever seen. In this podcast,…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about four ways for a retiree to be a leader. Leadership in retirement is not an oxymoron. Not only should a retiree be a leader, they need to understand the impact of leading continues to grow with age. In this podcast, Ben will give you tangible ways…

Mark Deterding is the founder of Triune Leadership Service and has authored two books, Leading Jesus’ Way and A Model of Servant Leadership. In this podcast, Mark will discuss the foundation of living with purpose in retirement. He will also share three ways for retirees to continue and buil…

Matt Birk is a 15-year veteran of the National Football League. A six-time NFL Pro Bowl Selection and two-time All Pro, Matt proved to be an undisputed leader on the field and was named the sixth smartest athlete by Sporting News. He retired in 2013 after winning the Super-Bowl with the Balt…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about defining your “why” in retirement. To have a clear path for your life, you must start with the end in mind. In this podcast, we discuss three specific areas for you to establish this vision. Also, Ben gives clues for people struggling to find dir…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I discuss two major questions for a Christian retiree. We dive into the idea of working in heaven. Also, we pose the question “Should a Christian ever retire?” In this podcast, Ben shares his insight between retiring away from an occupation and retiring into…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about spending money in retirement. Normally, we steer away from financial topics on the show, but there are certain mindset shifts that need to occur regarding wealth and income in retirement. In this podcast, Ben shares the reasons it is just as impo…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about happiness in retirement. Ben makes a bold statement claiming that if a person is unhappy while working, they will be unhappy in retirement. In this podcast, we talk about how changing an external force in your life does not fix an internal proble…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about the “what” and “why” behind your legacy. In this podcast, he gives you ways to intentionally identify the legacy you want to leave the reasons you need to leave one. Don’t buy the lie that retired people offer no more value. The truth is this world ne…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about the true definition of legacy and the reasons it is so important for a retiree to consider this part of their life. In this podcast, he discusses how to identify the people groups you hope to impact as well as “The Ripple Effect”.

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about your physical health in retirement. Many retirees underestimate the “guardrails” their jobs and careers gave them regarding activity, nutrition and rest. In this podcast, he discusses three things retirees need to consider as they transition into this…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about the inter-circles of your relational ecosystem. Oftentimes, retirees are unaware just how much impact retirement will affect their relationship between their family and spouse. In this podcast, Ben identifies key areas of strain and how to avoid them …

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about your relational ecosystem and how it changes once you retire. In this podcast, he discusses the first two layers of this system: community and friendships. You’ll learn why these are so important and how to avoid retiring and feeling like you have los…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about the most important piece of being Repurposed – your “who”. Author, Simon Sinek has said, “The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves. The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others. ” In this podcast, we d…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about passion. We consider passion the “secret sauce” that makes you unique in this world. In this podcast, we discuss how finding your passion in retirement might not be as intuitive as you think and we give you some ways to reflect and define your passions.

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about how analyzing your abilities help you arrive at your Repurpose. Your life and career have helped shape, mold and grow your abilities. In this podcast, we describe the two different kinds of abilities you have and give ways you can utilize those i…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about your experiences and the importance of reflection. Reflection and evaluation transform those experiences into insight and wisdom. This is the starting point of becoming Repurposed. In this podcast, we give you ways and questions to ponder as you …

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about starting your Repurposed journey. Don’t be overwhelmed by the idea of redefining yourself and your purpose in retirement. In this podcast, we begin by discussing the essence of what it means to be Repurposed and liken it to a special skateboard i…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about the positive aspects of retirement. As you know, there is much more to retirement than just NOT working. Retirement affords you opportunities in life that may not have always been available. In this podcast, we give you four aspects of retirement…

Jeremy Brown, founder of Throne Publishing Group, is on a mission to empower people to tell their stories. In this podcast, Jeremy gives two reasons retirees must share their life experiences with others. He also explains how making a legacy book not only impacts generations to come, but can…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about the positive aspects of work in retirement. Work is a good thing. In fact, you were created to work. In this podcast, we breakdown how the only way to flourish and experience “true rest” is though work – even in retirement. Also, Ben will give yo…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about margin and how to utilize the excess time in a retiree’s life. Margin is a natural bi-product of retirement. However, margin is significant only if used the right way. In this podcast, we will give you 20 ways you can utilize margin that will no…

Peter Taunton is the founder of the Snap Fitness workout chain and its parent company, Lift Brands. In 2019, Peter resigned as CEO and now resides in Florida where he is focused on philanthropy and building new businesses. In this podcast, you will hear Peter talk about his drive to begin ne…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk happiness in the midst of COVID-19. This quarantine cuts to the heart of someone trying to live a Repurposed retirement. But, Ben provides some insight from people living in Third World countries. We end the podcast by giving you four ways you can actu…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I discuss how retirees can combat the effects of fear and isolation during COVID-19. We give you not only the antidote to these feelings, but the secret to living Repurposed. And, Ben Taatjes shares four tangible ways a retiree can serve during the COVID-19 q…

In this podcast, Ben Taatjes and I talk about being Repurposed amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. We walk you through all the massive world, financial, and social events baby boomers have been through. And, we challenge retirees to share their stories and give perspective in these uncertain times.

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I talk about “The Showroom Effect” and how it can leave retirees filled with unmet expectations. We trace retirement back to its early roots which helps explain the reason many retirees stumble. And finally, we give you some tips on how you can avoid falling …