While I'm not approaching retirement, my parents are, so it was with great curiosity that I tucked into this book. Both of my parents work in IT and have done so for over 30 years, and while both of them are thinking about retirement, I think both are a bit uncertain of what their retirements will hold - how will they fill their lives with a 40-50 hour hole left behind from their careers?
In this book, the author takes a thoughtful look at how successful people can approach life beyond retirement - in a way that goes 'beyond the money'. He argues that finances shouldn't be your only post-retirement consideration, but that a successful retirement also needs to consider your identity, values, wellbeing, relationships and more. It's also backed up by a wealth of case studies, following people who have successfully tackled this stage of their lives.
All in all, I highly recommend this for anyone (man or woman) approaching the end of their career.
Steve brings a lot of wisdom and insight into this great book. His warmth and understanding of what truly makes people happy & peaceful shines throughout the book. Recommend this to anyone (not just men) who wants to live a richer life with a full heart.
Beyond the Money is a great resource for men who are considering leaving their careers and making changes in their work lives. As someone who works in career transition I will be recommending this book to my clients, as well as suggesting they pass it on to their significant others so they can understand and support their loved through this significant phase of their lives. A great read, written in a warm and authentic way that conveys important concepts in an easily understandable format.