Nothing in life has saddened me more than to see business colleagues as well as close family members drift into retirement without the proper planning or mind-set to enjoy what should be some of the happiest and carefree years of our lives. And the issues all boiled down to the same root cause—failure to live within one’s means, and to properly plan. In a word, “Downsize.” As an unprecedented number of baby boomers exit the workforce, I can hardly think of any book more relevant to helping more people than The Book on Downsizing. This is a must-read for anyone within 10 years of retirement! It is a book that shall save many from the heartaches and stresses I have seen far too many of those dear to me endure.
JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY
CEO THE PROCTER AND GAMBLE COMPANY PHILIPPINES (RET.)
CEO THE COCA COLA BOTTLING COMPANY NIGERIA
Timely, topical and hard hitting, The Book on Downsizing squarely addresses the issues confronting our generation. Having lived through one of the most prosperous periods in history, Baby Boomers or “Zoomers” are challenged with simplifying and decluttering every aspect of their lives and this book provides a clear perspective on rightsizing this “Next Chapter.”
DR. JOHN GRAY, PHD
NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS
Foreword by Raymond Aaron
What if you could turn back time and change the life you have lived till now! While this may not be possible, we do have the opportunity to change our future and create the lifestyle we want in our “Next Chapter” of life. How? Simply, by planning.
The Book on Downsizing is a guided tour to developing your personalized Downsizing Plan by answering the “Who, What, When, Why, How, and Where” for that incredible journey ahead. “Designing the Next Chapter of your life” will be simpler and more enjoyable by utilizing this Downsizing Planning process with all of the insights, tools and exercises, including:
a. How Downsizing is a process not an event
b. Why Downsizing encompasses your lifestyle choices, as well as, your home
c. When Downsizing is about “moving on” versus “hanging on”
d. How Downsizing starts with simple planning
e. Who Downsizing is a team sport with
f. How Downsizing can be the most exciting journey of your life
g. Why Downsizing requires your personal action now
Most Baby Boomers or “Zoomers” have been disciplined and careful to set aside a nest egg to fund the lifestyle they envisioned for their post-working years. Others, who have enjoyed the good life, arrive rather unprepared. In either case, many of us are healthy enough to be retired for more years than we actually worked so it is crucial that we “plan ahead”.
Prepared or not, many of us have already arrived and “The Book on Downsizing” provides a candid, uplifting perspective to help prepare us for the best chapter of our life, those unspent days that lie ahead! While emptying our closets or buying that smaller home may be one of the end results, there’s lots of pre-work before we get there and this book walks you through the 7 steps that facilitate the right conclusions for you and your partner.
Successful Baby Boomers themselves, Robert Miller and Monika Lowry bring 5 decades of combined experience helping their clients “choose the home they’ll love to live in”. Drawing on more than 10,000 hours of personal face-to-face interviews with home buyers and sellers, they bring a wealth of experience and a candid, heartfelt perspective.
As both business and life partners, Monika and Robert are early adopters who have been there and “walked the walk” themselves. So whether you find yourself looking at Downsizing, Rightsizing, or Shifting Gears in mid stream, this book offers wonderful insights and the tools that will help you and your partner “design the Next Chapter” of your life, together........ and live it with passion and purpose.
Raymond Aaron, New York Times Bestselling Author:
Chicken Soup For The Canadian Soul
Chicken Soup For The Parent’s Soul
Branding Small Business for Dummies
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