Whose Rules Are You Playing By


One of my favorite things to do is to learn. I am obsessed with how to be the best I can be whether that be mentally, emotionally, spiritually or physically. I love the possibilities. Every year I am in awe of all the world has to offer beyond what I could imagine.

This time of year speeds up my quest of what’s possible because it’s about goal setting and focusing on what you want the new year to bring. Yes, I know the statistics that people who have set resolutions have already let them slip away.

But for me, it’s a yearning, a thirst for more, just like Maslow said, the self-actualized life. So it propels me to even greater engagement.

Happy to live by my own rules to grow and contribute.

I read magazines like Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, People and Science of Mind to expand my thinking and my world in a variety of ways.

  • Have you seen the top 30 under 30? It is so exciting seeing what younger people are creating by being ninjas.
  • Do you know that the first group of Baby Boomers are turning 70 in 2016? Cher, Sylvester Stallone, Bill Clinton, Diane Keaton, Pat Sajack, Steven Spielberg all turn 70 this year. Do you know the impact they have made by following their rules and passions?

And, I am even more excited about the value this passion has after reading my February 2016 Science of Mind magazine. Dr. James Rouse reports about a study in “Psychology and Aging” that focuses on what factors caused people to live longer. They observed more than 1000 people ages 60-86 over a five-year period. They concluded that you could live longer if you were awed by life, if you were willing to be open to learn, if you try new things, and if you had a high level of curiosity for life.

I nailed this one, live longer. Yippee!

How about you?

  • Where are you in awe of life?
  • Willing to learn?
  • Try new things?
  • Be curious for life?
  • What brightens your world?
  • What can you do for hours and never get tired of?

It’s time to get serious about doing what you love. If you haven’t thought about that for a while, listen to my February monthly call, What Are You Doing with the Rest of Your Life, on Tuesday, February 2nd or the replay. You can find that on my website dottiehager.com Download the worksheet on creating your Bucket List. It can help you get focused on what you want to do with your life, to help you bring back the joy and passion, and to help you live longer.

I’ve been working on my new project, Thriving in UnRetirement. One of the exciting things for me is connecting with people who are doing unbelievable things in their life after retirement.They are changing the rules of aging.My plan is to CHANGE the rules for retirement so it’s not the end but the beginning of a whole new adventure, with YOU defining YOUR rules for how you are playing out this game of life.

I’m creating a new image of what’s possible for the next decades of life. I’m on a mission to help people KNOW they can live a healthy, vibrant and fulfilling in their next thirty years when you change the rules and have a different image of what retirement and aging means.

What’s calling you?

Can I count on you to join me? Post in the FACEBOOK group what you are doing to change the rules to Thrive in UnRetirement.
If I can help you think about your possibilities, sign up for a complimentary discovery session on my webpage.