Chapter 5. What’s Going to Go Away?


Retirement? The next Monday, I woke up and nobody is calling me, no clients are complaining, nobody’s trying to sell me something—I’m sitting in the sun, disconnected from the world.

 --Stanley, 75, former advertising executive[1]

Get ready to put your life under a microscope. This chapter is about the work-related activities that go away at retirement time. You already know your rewired energy is part of you and won’t go away when you retire, but work-related activities do go away—and they leave a blank canvas.

Your activities create your opportunities for driver fulfillment. We call these driver-fulfilling activities driver payoffs. If you don’t look in detail at your driver payoffs, you won’t know which work-related ...

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