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On this episode, we continue our series on optimizing retirement. Today, we talk about reverse engineering your retirement to be the most optimal and most prosperous. Remember, the definition of prosperity is the extent to which you are living in alignment or congruent with your purpose and …

On this episode, we continue our series on optimizing retirement. Today, we cover the idea of living with prosperity. The dictionary will define prosperity as financial success and wealth. The truth is living with prosperity has more to do with your unique purpose and calling. In this podcas…

On this episode, we continue our series on optimizing retirement. Today, we cover the value of memories. Memories are the compound interest of life gaining more and more value with time. Oftentimes, the memory of an event can be better than the actual experience. In this podcast, Ben explain…

On this episode, we continue our series on optimizing retirement. Today, we cover the idea that retirement is not all about the numbers. Oftentimes, retirement planning becomes a game of tracking interest rates, rates of return, the stock market and net worth – and less about the human value…

On this episode, we continue our series on optimizing retirement. Today, we cover the foundation of meaning – purpose. Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. It’s your human life value and the bridge from the life you live to th…

On this episode, we continue our series on optimizing retirement. Today, we cover three ways to find meaning. To truly optimize life and retirement, you have to start with the end in mind – meaning. Meaning is found a number of different ways including difficult seasons or experiences. In th…

On this episode, we start a brand-new series on optimizing retirement. Today, we cover the time-money-health conundrum. The ability for you to enjoy life at any age is a combination of these three assets. Understanding this balance is important for people at any age, but especially for those…

On this episode, we breakdown the childhood fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper. If you’re familiar with the story, the ant is usually heralded as the wise one working and saving for the future. However, is this correct? In this podcast, Ben explains ways both the and ant and grasshopper were…

On this episode, we continue our series highlighting different retiree profiles. Today, we cover the “Worried About Money” retiree. Many “Worried About Money” retirees are not as concerned about running out of retirement funds as they are worried about the amount they will leave to heirs. I…

On this episode, we continue our series highlighting different retiree profiles. Today, we cover the “Never Going to Give it Up” retiree. As the title suggests, “Never Going to Give it Up” retirees have little interest in fully retiring or struggle with letting go. In this podcast, Ben talks…

On this episode, we continue our series highlighting different retiree profiles. Today, we cover the “Just Want to Have Fun” retiree. As the title suggests, “Just Want to Have Fun” people are retired and loving it. They are social and fun to be around. “Just Want to Have Fun” retirees have s…

On this episode, we start a brand-new series highlighting different retiree profiles. Today, we cover the “Have-I-done-enough?” retiree. As the title suggests, “Have I done enough?” retirees have a defining question about their life which transcends a struggle or concern with finances. In th…

On this episode, we wrap-up our series on the dangers of not retiring Repurposed: everyone loses. Retirement is not a game of winning or losing. However, the typical “America dream” retirement model is not designed for you walk into your fullness. In this podcast, we explain the four major g…

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…