106: How to Set Meaningful Goals in Retirement with George Schofield

George Schofield
Today’s guest is George Schofield – an entrepreneur, consultant, author, and public speaker who helps businesses and individuals develop new, smarter approaches to life planning and retirement.

George is one of PBS’ Top 50 Influencers in Aging and has written on retirement and financial planning for Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, Nasdaq, MarketWatch, and Credit.com, among many other outlets.

He’s also the author of How Do I Get There from Here: Planning for Retirement when the Old Rules No Longer Apply – a guidebook to help retirees navigate their golden years in a time when life expectancy is longer, savings are slimmer, and people rarely hold one job for life.

George has helped countless retirees get past the feeling of “I don’t know what to do” – and build a framework for life with change in mind.

Today, George joins the podcast to share his research from the cutting edge of retirement as we know it now, retirement in the future, and the psychology that goes into both. If you’ve already retired, or even if your retirement is decades away, there’s a good chance that his insights will prove highly valuable!


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In this podcast interview, you’ll learn:

  • What George did when he realized he’d checked everything off of his to-do list and needed to create a future for himself – and how it led him to write this book.
  • How to stop thinking solely in terms of goals and achievements – and how to ask the right questions to reframe and shift your mindset.
  • Why having a singular purpose in retirement is a red flag – and why George doesn’t let a single project occupy all of his time and energy in retirement.
  • The difference between an old 50 year old and a young 90 year old – and how to avoid getting stuck.
  • Why “When can I retire” is the most bozo question of all time.
  • The most important things new retirees should know.

Inspiring Quotes

  • “We’re going to have to start thinking and acting more like the strategic and tactical CEO of our lives rather than as an employee.” – George Schofield
  • “We are human beings, not human doings.” – Sachin Patel

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