Editor comment: Recently I offered a free copy of my new e-book, You Are Not Too Old To Strut Your Stuff!. The Editor of AgelessBeauty.net took up my offer and what follows is her review.
Barbara Morris has written a new book and it may be her best yet. In You Are Not Too Old To Strut Your Stuff! she lays out exactly how Boomers and older women can choose the lifestyle they want. It may not be the traditional retirement we were raised to expect or even felt entitled to. On the other hand, it may be one that keeps us vital, healthy, connected, productive and financially secure.
Barbara says, “Staying young is impossible; staying youthful is absolutely doable.” Some people are suited to traditional retirement, especially if they are in failing health; but others are not.
If you’re a Boomer who is planning for retirement, you need to read this book. You may decide you really don’t want a traditional retirement lifestyle. You may decide that the risks (financial, physical, emotional and in social status) are greater than you realized. You’re in the enviable position of being able to continue working, whether in your current field or through using your day job to finance a new career.
If you are already retired but are dissatisfied, bored and wondering what you’ll do with the rest of your life or whether finances (yours and the government’s) will allow you to remain retired, please read this book.
It’s harder to get back into the workforce if you have been away for a while; but not impossible. I’m a case in point. My husband and I had been out of the workforce seven years when boredom and financial reality hit. We now have four websites and four blogs.
Barbara, on the other hand, knew she never wanted to quit working and being productive. The cover photo is of Barbara at 83. Pretty fabulous, huh?
As a practicing pharmacist until age 76, Barbara had a unique window to the problems of retired seniors. Barbara says, “People tell their pharmacist everything and I listened intently because I knew what I was hearing was a priceless education.”
Barbara’s suggested “retirement” plan after getting this invaluable education puts an exciting spin on the anticipation of flexible time to do as you please, no boss to report to, even possibly the job of your dreams
Here’s the clincher: “working or having your own business can ensure a more abundant, youthful lifestyle. Chances of being incarcerated in a nursing home or in a regimented senior facility are reduced dramatically. You won’t be dependent on friends, neighbors, or your children, who have problems of their own. Little will help you stay youthful longer than ongoing productivity which keeps creative juices flowing and brain cells fired up.”
This book could be the road map to the rest of your life.