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On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about another danger of not retiring Repurposed: indefiniteness of purpose. The typical America dream retirement can be boiled down to two things – money and leisure – and devoid of any conversation regarding purpose. One of the easiest ways the enemy can t…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about another danger of not retiring Repurposed: drifting. In the book, “Outwitting the Devil” by Napoleon Hill, the author has a fictional conversation with the devil exposing his tactics on how to control people. According to Hill, the devil’s ultimate go…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about another danger of not retiring Repurposed: following the “old way” of doing retirement. Society and the financial industry have not prepared you effectively for retirement. While traditional methods of retirement planning have good intentions, they ac…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about another danger of not retiring Repurposed: loss of structure. Structure and boundaries are important for our physical, relational and emotional health. In this podcast, we explain how to recreate structure in retirement and we give you three things ev…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about another danger of not retiring Repurposed: accelerated aging. The removal and non-replacement of the guardrails your work provided for you is detrimental to your health in retirement. Our belief is that physically aging has more to do with the act of …

On this episode, Ben Taatjes talks about another danger of not retiring Repurposed: the money disorder. Unfortunately, much of retirement and retirement planning is viewed through the lens of finances. So much emphasis is put on wealth building that by the time someone retires, they have an …

On this episode, we talk about the dangers of not retiring Repurposed. Following conventional wisdom that leads to the typical American retirement leaves you at risk for a number of massive pitfalls. In this podcast, Ben Taatjes talks about one of the biggest dangers of not retiring Repurpos…

On this episode, we talk about the dangers of the “I’ll figure-it-out retirement”. People that want to be Repurposed are typically driven. They are resourceful and used to finding ways to solve problems. However, resourcefulness can be one of your biggest enemies when it comes to this side o…

On this episode, we talk about retirees’ ability to solve problems. Every retiree has an incredible opportunity to uniquely help others due to their combination of talents and life experiences. In this podcast, Ben Taatjes will walk you through the Repurposed process helping you recognize th…

On this episode, we talk about the gift of certainty in an uncertain world. Challenging times will magnify the problems of people in your sphere of influence. So, retirees need to look at the world as an opportunity to positively impact others. In this podcast, Ben Taatjes will give you ways…

On this episode, we sit down with Brad Keller. Brad Keller is the Senior Pastor of The Harbor in Spicer, MN. He is also a professional Life Coach from Transformation Leadership Coaching International (www.lifeformingcoach.com). Brad’s passion is to raise up leaders and empower them by helpin…

On this episode, we talk about the two most empowering operating systems. Your operating system is more than a mindset or worldview. It’s a foundational way at which you function, look at life, and solve problems. Choosing an empowering operating system sets the stage for you to walk into Go…

On this episode, we talk about choosing an empowering operating system in retirement. Your operating system is more than a mindset or worldview. It’s a foundational way at which you function, look at life, and solve problems. Choosing an empowering operating system sets the stage for you to …

On this episode, we talk about your mindset leading into retirement. Oftentimes, people look at retirement as a beginning – where freedom, leisure and life intersect. Others view retirement as the beginning of the end – the end of purpose and adding value. The truth is neither of these minds…

On this episode, we stray a bit outside the lines of the non-financial parts of retirement. In the book, The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss it is suggested that the mathematics behind retirement don’t add up and “the golden years become lower-middle-class life revisited” even with $1 millio…

On this episode, we talk about living in life-deferral mode. Too many times, people have a “someday” mentality, especially when it comes to retirement. Due to societal changes, retirement has become a destination where life begins – not the case! In this podcast, we discuss the evolution of …

On this episode, we tackle the question, “Is retirement worst-case-scenario Insurance?” This concept comes from the book, The 4-Hour Workweek, where Tim Ferriss says, “Retirement planning is like life insurance. It should be viewed as nothing more than a hedge against absolute worst-case sce…

On this episode, we wrap-up our mini-series on discovering your Repurpose. You can’t just retire from something. You must retire to something. So, how do you do that? Today, we continue to talk about the most important step, finding your “who.” Regardless of career, most people would say the…

On this episode, we continue our mini-series on discovering your Repurpose. You can’t just retire from something. You must retire to something. So, how do you do that? Today, we’re going to talk about the most important step, finding your “who.” Regardless of career, most people would say th…

On this episode, we continue our mini-series on discovering your Repurpose. You can’t just retire from something. You must retire to something. So, how do you do that? Today, we’re going to talk about your passions. Passion is the place you feel truly alive and invigorated. Oftentimes, work …

On this episode, we begin a brand new mini-series on discovering your Repurpose. You can’t just retire from something. You must retire to something. So, how do you do that? Discovering Repurpose actually begins by looking back. In this podcast, we give you ways to reflect on past experiences…

On this episode, we wrap-up our series doing case studies on retirees from specific backgrounds. After nearly twenty years of retirement planning helping thousands of people retire, we have noticed patterns regarding the way retirement affects someone based on characteristics of their job, v…

On this episode, we continue our series doing case studies on retirees from specific backgrounds. After nearly twenty years of retirement planning helping thousands of people retire, we have noticed patterns regarding the way retirement affects someone based on characteristics of their job, …

On this episode, we continue our series doing case studies on retirees from specific backgrounds. After nearly twenty years of retirement planning helping thousands of people retire, we have noticed patterns regarding the way retirement affects someone based on characteristics of their job, …

On this episode, we continue our series doing case studies on retirees from specific backgrounds. After nearly twenty years of retirement planning helping thousands of people retire, we have noticed patterns regarding the way retirement affects someone based on characteristics of their job, …

On this episode, we continue our series doing case studies on retirees from specific backgrounds. After nearly twenty years of retirement planning helping thousands of people retire, we have noticed patterns regarding the way retirement affects someone based on characteristics of their job, …

On this episode, we continue our series doing case studies on retirees from specific backgrounds. After nearly twenty years of retirement planning helping thousands of people retire, we have noticed patterns regarding the way retirement affects someone based on characteristics of their job, …

On this episode, we begin a brand-new series doing case studies on retirees from specific backgrounds. After nearly twenty years of retirement planning experience helping thousands of people retire, we have noticed patterns regarding the way retirement affects someone based on characteristic…

On this episode, we wrap-up our series on retirement lies. Many people unknowingly believe these untruths about themselves, their life, and retirement. In this podcast, we explain the ways all of these retirement lies interweave to create a deliberate attack on retirees. Also, we invite baby…

On this episode, we continue our series on retirement lies. Many people unknowingly believe these untruths about themselves, their life, and retirement. Whether directly expressed or not, many retirees feel they have reached the peak of life and the best years are now finished. In this podca…

On this episode, we continue our series on retirement lies. Many people unknowingly believe these untruths about themselves, their life, and retirement. We tackle the lie: work is a bad thing. Unfortunately, work has a bad reputation in today’s culture and retirement has become the pathway t…

On this episode, we continue our series on retirement lies. Many people unknowingly believe these untruths about themselves, their life, and retirement. We tackle the lie: retirement is all about you. For generations, retirement has been portrayed and defined as the season in life where you …

On this episode, we continue our series on retirement lies. Many people unknowingly believe these untruths about themselves, their life, and retirement. In today’s society is hard to argue there’s not a bigger lie regarding retirement than this one: retirement will make you happy. In this po…

On this episode, we start a brand-new series on retirement lies. Many people unknowingly believe these untruths about themselves, their life, and retirement. In this podcast, Ben dismantles the lie, “You Have to Retire”, encouraging people not to get trapped into an ageism mindset which says…

On this episode, Ben Taatjes and I take a break from the retirement stories series to discuss some of our biggest takeaways. Our personal stories are a reflection of who we are, where we have come, and where God is taking us in. In this podcast, we use examples from these stories to illustra…

On this episode, we continue our series on retirement stories with Bruce Schoeman. Bruce serves as Encore Pastor at the AG Church in Willmar, Minn. The mission of Encore is to encourage adults to discover and embrace God’s next purpose for their life. In this podcast, Bruce challenges baby b…

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. …

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…