What motivates people to work in retirement - a case study
by Larry Steward, Work In Retirement Coach
Nancy Collamer is a career coach, an author and a friend of mine. She wrote a well-received book entitled, Second-Act Careers that was based on conversations she had with clients and people she interviewed that reveals what drove them to pursue second-act careers.
She wanted to uncover, beyond financial rewards, what they hoped to gain by working in retirement?
Here’s a list of 20 factors that came from those discussions.
Take a look and make note of the motivators that most resonate with you and share your comments.
I want to continue to work in order to …
- Socialize with people who share my interests
- Have a regular routine and a structure to my day
- Feel more a part of my local community
- Work outside in nature or in a beautiful setting
- Remain active and healthy
- Keep intellectually challenged
- Remain a contributor in my field of expertise
- Teach, coach, mentor, and inspires others
- Continually learn new skills
- Feel productive and needed
- Give back to a cause that inspires me
- Leave a legacy
- Serve as a leader
- Be a role model of living a retirement that matters
- Earn income to provide special experiences for my family
- Monetize a hobby
- Pursue a childhood dream
- Start my own business
- Develop my creative and/or artistic skills
- Have fun