In the last blog post, we covered the five stages of successful retirement
. It all begins with a (sometimes) optional step of personal reinvention. This would be any time in your life when you might ask yourself, "who do I want to be want to be when I grow up?"
It can happen in your twenties, your forties, or your sixties. Think of reinvention as your own personal "do-over".
In Japan, there is this wonderful and useful concept of ikigai . In a broad sense, this means "reason for being". More specifically, it is comprised of two words, "iki" (life, being), and gai (fruit, worth, use). Everyone has an ikigai. Finding it requires a journey of self-discovery.