Purposeful Retirement

Narrated by: Traber Burns
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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Hyrum W. Smith is one of the original creators of the popular Franklin Day Planner, the former chairman and CEO of Franklin Covey Co., and the recognized "Father of Time Management". 

In this book, Hyrum shows you how you can move from your world of work, simplify life, and enter what can be the most satisfying phase of your life - a new world of purposeful retirement and good living.

For four decades, Hyrum W. Smith has been empowering people to effectively govern their personal and professional lives. An award-winning author, distinguished speaker, and successful businessman, Hyrum offers a tested and actionable guide to finding that perfect retirement niche. 

In this book, Hyrum enables you to map the step-by-step route to a retirement that is not just enjoyable but is also deeply fulfilling on a personal level. Hyrum shares a lifetime of wisdom in this powerful retirement guide to discovering your true passion, reimagining your life, and trying new possibilities. Welcome to a new life of retirement and good living.

©2018 Hyrum W. Smith (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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So disappointing and very out dated

Most of this book is written for people who are retiring after age 65 with a spouse. Assumes that the retiree is a male and the woman has been home. As a single female executive, retiring at 62 I could not relate to any of this book. I was hoping for a more contemporary look at retirement today. In a nutshell, this book is going to recommend you do volunteer work, spend more time with family, travel, etc. I already knew that. I was hoping for more. Wish I had my money back.

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Excellent and not just for retirees

Excellent book regardless where you are in life and especially if you are attempting to 'figure out' your 'retirement' time - It is filled with humor and great ideas about NOT 'retiring'

This is one of those books that is a great read and listened to in an effort to glean everything it has to offer.

The four hours for the listen go quick and as I noted, it has enough humor to make you laugh out loud.

Well worth the time and money.

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I wasn't sure if I could finish it at first.

The book is heavy on the mental challenge to retirement and that is what I was looking for. I've listened to others on the sam topic. At first, I found the narrator annoying. He sounded like Lloyd Bridges from the movie Airplane. There are a lot of quotes in the book were the author or his examples speak in absolutes. "I always do this", "I never do that". It all sounded like it was coming from old, curmudgeonly, people. There were enough meat and potatoes type tips in the book to offset any small annoyance and there were solid takeaways. I even got used to the narrator by the end of it.

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Just put a bullet in me

Depressing book on what should be an exciting chapter in our life. May be the narrator, but the messages are shallow and not framed in the positive.

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Somewhat Helpful

Nothing earth-shaking here, but encouraging and entertaining. Traber Burns sounds like a spunky retiree himself

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Every couple should read this today.

This book is not just for couples who are about to retire. Couples that plan together stay together at any age.

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A stick in the mud!

The author seems to be stuck in the 60s, since he mostly infers that only males retire and at 65. In fact, he cites reference material that retiring earlier can be dangerous to your health, which is ridiculous! Further, all or at least a great majority of his stories center around men. He’s preachy about service and working, and at first, this was tolerable but after a few hours pretty annoying.