The Fourth Quarter

Four Reasons To Change Jobs In The Fourth Quarter

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 4 minutes, 15 seconds
[United States Botanic Garden]I've been blogging about retirement over the last couple of weeks and given my research and your comments, it's clear not everyone is going to cease working. (Cease working is the dictionary meaning of the word retirement.) Many people will continue to work because they want to work but others will continue to work beca...
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The Fourth Quarter

Make A New Plan, Stan

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 2 minutes, 9 seconds
[Thinker On A Rock]Today I am going to explore the art of planning for the Fourth Quarter. You have a vague sense of the changes you want to make in the Fourth Quarter of your life but you aren't clear on how to get where you want to be. The first step is to make a plan. While money isn't the only driver in life, for any plan to work you need to k...
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Life Management

Debunking The Retirement Myth

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 1 second
When I was a senior in high school, my peers and I were regularly asked where we were going to college. The assumption was that I along with the rest of my schoolmates would be heading off to college the next fall after graduation. The idea that college might not be in our future was never discussed. Today we are regularly asked about our plans for ret...
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Intentional Loving Series

Intentional Loving Series Day 28: Love Is Choice

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
"Love is a choice. So get up everyday and choose to take the actions that nurture your relationship with the people you love." ~Christine SomersI run. Okay, in the interest of full transparency I'm actually following a plan of intervals that when completed will result in me running continuously. Right now it's more a walk/run exer...
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Intentional Loving Series

Intentional Loving Series Day 27: Keeping Your Word

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 26 seconds
"Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean." ~Miguel Angel RuizI've found with age, I've become more cautious about the commitments I make. When I was a younger I found it easier to agree to do something than it was to say no to the person who was asking. After I married and the kids were...
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Intentional Loving Series

Intentional Loving Series Day 26: Are You A Loyal Person?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 45 seconds
"When you get married, your loyalty, first and foremost, is to your spouse, and to the family that you create together." ~Phil McGrawOnly 22 months separates the birthdays of my two oldest grandsons. Blood has been drawn in conflicts between them and as their grandmother I meditate on how to help them resolve their disagreements peacefully or at least without drawi...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 25: Commitment

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 26 seconds
"When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship." ~Barbara de AngelisThe text read, "I have given 10 years of my life to my children and I am not giving any more. It is time for me to think about me." 10 y...
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