There are 75 million Americans over the age of sixty, many of them looking to continue the personal growth journey that has been the hallmark of their generation. They want to grow old, not just get old. The path of purposeful aging is accessible to all — and it’s fundamental to health, happiness, and longevity. Just floating along from one year to the next, accepting things as they present themselves without question or intention, is a surefire recipe for dissatisfaction and despair in later life.
The traditional milestones of old age — retirement, the death of one’s parents, grandchildren, etc., are no longer definitive of what it means to be old. Now, it’s more about choices; we’re freer now to decide for ourselves what being old means and how we intend to live our later years. But that requires us to confront default choices and reject easy answers. It means honestly exploring tough questions like, “Am I really living my life or someone else’s version of it?” and “What’s missing in my life?”
Discovering who you want to be when you grow old starts first with determining your purpose. Purpose is a verb; it is action-oriented and dynamic. It is the answer to the question, “Why do you get up in the morning?” If there’s something you love to do — write, solve technical problems or cook — that is likely one of the gifts you need for your purpose. When you combine that gift with your passions and values, that can be an indicator of your purpose.
In this program, you’ll discover the three-step framework for unlocking purpose: Find out how you want to help; Find out who you want to help; and Find out what energizes you (and what drains you).
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)
Topic: Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?
Speaker: Richard Leider, founder of Inventure–The Purpose Company, one of American’s preeminent Executive-Life Coaches
About Richard Leider
Internationally bestselling author and coach, Richard Leider, is the founder of Inventure-The Purpose Company, where the mission is to help people to “unlock the power of purpose” and answer that question. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected coaches. Along the way, Richard has written eleven books including three best-sellers which have sold over one million copies. The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags are considered classics in the personal growth field. His latest book, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? is a defining book on the power of purposeful aging.
Widely viewed as a pioneer of the global purpose movement, his work has been featured in many media sources, and his PBS special, The Power of Purpose, was viewed by millions of people. He has taken his purpose message to all 50 states, Canada, and 4 continents, and he has advised everyone from AARP to the National Football League to the U.S. State Department. During his career, Richard has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, and social service groups. He and his wife, Sally, live in the Minneapolis, MN area.