I Used to Be Somebody: (Un)Retirement Lessons Learned

Back to Blog

Subscribe to the podcast on
Apple Spotify or More

Dream Team (Un)Retirement Advice

Diana Landau | January 01, 2021

There are so many well-meaning people full of advice for you on what to do in retirement. We say don’t retire! Consider doing something new and more meaningful. (Maybe not work 40 hours a week either.) Here’s some wise advice from our I Used to Be Somebody guests on taking the steps toward the (Un)Retirement of your dreams:

 

“It’s essential to find your new tribe, whether it’s a new organization, golf, etc. You have to get out there. Do not isolate. We need connection, we are social beings.” Joan Ryan, Sports Journalist and Best-Selling Author

 

 

 

“Your career was your identity. How do you want to redefine your identity now, for yourself and to others? ….Remember that you have a lot to give AND have a lot of experience. You have value!” - Deborah McColloch, Philadelphia’s Former Housing Chief 

 

 

“Keep your goals realistic and attainable. Think about what talents and skills you have honed throughout the years that could be an advantage in some new way.” - Moira McGarvey Black, Best-Selling Author

 

 

 

"I knew I wanted to retire to something, not from something." - Mark Shaiken, Award-Winning Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

"You will have other goals now and they will be very different. If you’ve been driving hard in your work life for 30-40 years, it’s hard to suddenly slow down. Creating a work life with more fun and less grind takes practice." - Joe Pulizzi, Godfather of Content Marketing

 

 

“Do something meaningful that has an impact for people-- that will in turn accelerate their success too.” -  Jim Roddy, Publisher, Author, Speaker

 

 

 

 

“When you do something new, you have to have a certain amount of patience.” - Barry Pincus, Former COO for NY Yankees, Martha Stewart and others 

 

 

 

 

“YOU choose what “balance” is and what work you take on. There’s so much to get involved in, you have to decide what you really want for you—first." - Michela O’Connor Abrams, CEO

 

 

 

“We get caught up in the troubles of life—the world, politics, family, etc. Life is short. Make an effort to enjoy it and be fulfilled.” - Richard Turner, Photographer, Poet and Author

 

 

 

 

“Take any door that opens and walk through it. If you work hard, people will help you to succeed.” - Bob Tuschman, Former Food Network Exec

 

 

 

“Don’t EVER retire! What’s so wonderful about life is that there are so many new surprises; you just have to look for them. “ - Mike Krukow, SF Giants Sports Broadcaster

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Landau is the Content Wrangler for Pickleball Media. After 15 years in corporate marketing, in 2012 she pivoted to write and wrangle content for Niche Media's weekly blog. She now manages the “I Used to Be Somebody” weekly blog.

Tags:    blog   retirement   advice   quotes   joan ryan   debb mccolloch   moira mcgarvey black   mark shaiken   joe pulizzi   jim roddy   bary pincus   michaela oconnor abrams   richard turner   bob tuschman   mike krukow  

    Categories

    Show All (96)
    (Un)Retirement (8)
    (un)retirement (1)
    2022 (1)
    Adam Bryant (1)
    adversity (1)
    advice (2)
    ageism (1)
    Alan Newman (1)
    Americana (1)
    andy levine (1)
    andy robin (1)
    Anheuser Busch (1)
    anne da vigo (1)
    anniversary (1)
    Apidone (1)
    architectural designer (1)
    Arnold Schwarzenegger (1)
    art gallery (1)
    Artist (1)
    artist (1)
    ascenium (1)
    attorney (1)
    Audrey Hitchcock (1)
    author (11)
    baby boomer (3)
    baby boomers (1)
    baking (1)
    banking (1)
    barry pincus (1)
    bary pincus (1)
    baseball (4)
    baseball cards (1)
    basketball (1)
    beer (1)
    best-seller (1)
    bestseller (1)
    bestselling (2)
    best selling (1)
    bestselling author (1)
    Bistro (1)
    Blog (15)
    blog (4)
    blog (77)
    Blogger (1)
    Bob Franceschelli (1)
    Bob Tuschman (1)
    bob tuschman (2)
    Bob Vogel (1)
    Bob Wolfe (1)
    bonus episode (1)
    book (2)
    Bookstore Owner (1)
    boomer (5)
    bo sacks (1)
    brewing (1)
    brian smith (1)
    budget (1)
    Build-A-Bear (1)
    business (4)
    Business Owner (1)
    business tips (1)
    C-Suite (1)
    caffeine (1)
    cancer (1)
    career (6)
    Carl (8)
    carl landau (1)
    Carl Landau (7)
    Caroline Ceniza Levine (1)
    CEO (2)
    ceo (1)
    cfo (1)
    CFO (1)
    challenges (1)
    changes (1)
    charity (1)
    cheesemaker (1)
    chef (3)
    Chris Farrell (1)
    chris welles (1)
    cinde dolphin (1)
    Clark (1)
    club change (1)
    coffee (1)
    coffeehouse (1)
    collector (1)
    collegescholarship (1)
    comedian (1)
    comedy (4)
    comfort zone (2)
    community (1)
    content marketing (1)
    coors (1)
    Corky Logue (1)
    cpa (1)
    craft brewing (1)
    crazy money (1)
    cycling (1)
    Dan Blank (1)
    Dan Kennedy (1)
    Dan Rudd (1)
    dartmouth (1)
    Dat Truong (1)
    dealers choice (1)
    Debb McColloch (1)
    debb mccolloch (1)
    Deborah McColloch (1)
    denise cerrreta interview (1)
    Detroit (1)
    devon zagory (1)
    Dewey Forward (1)
    director (1)
    Doctor Who (1)
    documentary (1)
    Donald Trump (1)
    Donna (1)
    doug villhard interview (1)
    dream job (1)
    dreams (1)
    Drew Evans (1)
    Dr James Beckett (1)
    Duke (1)
    Ed Casey (1)
    editor (2)
    embracing change (1)
    Empower (1)
    entertainment (1)
    entreprener (1)
    entrepreneur (1)
    Entrepreneur (1)
    entrepreneur (10)
    entrepreneur (1)
    episodes (2)
    Europe (1)
    Event (1)
    Exec (2)
    Executive (1)
    executive (5)
    executive editor (1)
    EZ Pawn (1)
    facebook (1)
    farm to table (1)
    film (1)
    Filmmaker (1)
    finance (2)
    finances (1)
    financial advisor (1)
    financial planning (1)
    financial security (1)
    first woman (1)
    food (3)
    food network (1)
    Food Network (1)
    foundation (1)
    future (1)
    General Manager (1)
    Georgetown (1)
    Giants (1)
    giants (3)
    golf (1)
    grace (1)
    Grandma's Secret (1)
    halloffame (1)
    health (2)
    henry schulman (1)
    high times (1)
    hope (1)
    horses (1)
    Host (1)
    hotel (1)
    Hot to Retire and Not Die (1)
    housing (1)
    How To Retire and Not Die (1)
    humor (1)
    hypnotherapy (1)
    improv (1)
    Interview (13)
    interview (55)
    interview (56)
    investor (1)
    ironman (1)
    ironman competitor (1)
    Italy (1)
    I Used To Be Someboday (1)
    I Used To be Somebody (1)
    I Used To Be Somebody (7)
    I Used to Be Somebody (2)
    Jack Gallagher (1)
    james beard award (1)
    Jeannine Barr Interview (1)
    Jed Smith (1)
    Jill Baker (1)
    jim roddy (2)
    Joan Ryan (1)
    joan ryan (1)
    job (2)
    joe pulizzi (2)
    journalism (4)
    Judge (1)
    Kerry Hannon (1)
    Landau (8)
    larana day interview (1)
    Larry David (1)
    law (1)
    legend (1)
    lessons (2)
    lgbtq (1)
    librarian (1)
    licensing (1)
    life lessons (1)
    life of freedom (1)
    local (1)
    luck (1)
    luxury (1)
    magazine (3)
    magazines (1)
    major league (1)
    marketing (3)
    Marketing (1)
    mark shaiken (2)
    Mark Shaiken (1)
    martial arts (1)
    Martinus Evans (1)
    Martinus Evans Interview (1)
    Mary-Lou Nash (1)
    Maxine (1)
    meditation (1)
    Melissa Davey (1)
    memoir (1)
    mental health (1)
    mentor (1)
    merchandise (1)
    Miami University (1)
    michaela oconnor abrams (1)
    michael clinton (1)
    Michela OConnor Abrams (1)
    Midtown (1)
    mike branon (1)
    mike drak (1)
    mike krukow (2)
    Mike Murphy (1)
    mini-retirement (1)
    moira mcgarvey black (2)
    mo nard (1)
    Money magazine (1)
    Move (1)
    Mozzarella di Bufalo (1)
    multi-media giant (1)
    music (1)
    naps (2)
    naps (1)
    NBA (1)
    Neil Haley (1)
    Neil the Real Deal (1)
    new beginning (1)
    new year (1)
    Night Club (1)
    nonprofit (1)
    novel (1)
    NPR (1)
    nursing (1)
    NYT Columnist (1)
    NYU (1)
    painter (1)
    passion (3)
    passions (1)
    patrick mulvaney (1)
    patty forehand (1)
    paul ollinger (1)
    PBS (1)
    People Magazine (1)
    performer (1)
    pet (2)
    philadelphia (1)
    Pho (1)
    photography (2)
    pickleball (8)
    Pickleball (7)
    Pickleball Media (1)
    Pickleball Tour (1)
    pilot (1)
    Pinot (1)
    pivot (1)
    podcast (9)
    Podcast (2)
    poetry (1)
    Political Campaign (1)
    Popcorn Shop (1)
    pottery (1)
    power nap (1)
    Princeton (1)
    pro-wrestling (1)
    Professor (2)
    professor (1)
    Pro Tips (1)
    psychotherapist (1)
    publishing (2)
    quotes (1)
    Ramini Mozzarella (1)
    rancho la puerta (1)
    ranch owner (1)
    real estate (1)
    rebellious (1)
    recap (1)
    recession (1)
    redemption (1)
    resolutions (1)
    restaurateur (1)
    retailer (1)
    retiree (1)
    retirement (11)
    retirement association (1)
    retirement plan (1)
    rhinos (1)
    Richard Eisenberg (1)
    richard turner (1)
    Richard Turner (1)
    risktaker (1)
    Risk Taker (1)
    robin pajaro (1)
    rock (1)
    Run (1)
    Run Club (1)
    Sacramento (2)
    sacramento (2)
    sacramento (1)
    san francisco (1)
    san francisco giants (1)
    scott miller (1)
    second act (8)
    second acts (1)
    September 2024 (1)
    serial entrepreneur (1)
    Silicon Valley (1)
    Singer/Songerwriter (1)
    Sky Bergman (1)
    Slow AF Run Club (1)
    small business (1)
    Small Business (1)
    smart living (1)
    socal (1)
    Social (1)
    soul (1)
    South Africa (1)
    sports (2)
    stand-up (2)
    Stanford (1)
    star of the week (4)
    Stephanie Stuckey (1)
    Steve Israel (1)
    steven petrow (1)
    steve segner (1)
    success (1)
    superfan (4)
    susan stewart (1)
    task list (1)
    Tasting Tour (1)
    teaching (1)
    ted bahr interview (1)
    texas (1)
    The Pickleball Librarian (1)
    the tapas life (1)
    third-act (1)
    third act (1)
    time management (1)
    time tracking app (1)
    Tim Jordan (1)
    toastmasters (1)
    top 10 list (1)
    transformation (1)
    Travel (1)
    travel (1)
    Travel Planning (1)
    Travel Tips (1)
    Trip (1)
    try new things (1)
    Tuscany (1)
    UC Berkeley (1)
    ugg (1)
    unretired (1)
    unretirement (46)
    unretirement (47)
    UnRetirement (2)
    Unretirement (6)
    update (1)
    US Congressman (1)
    vacation (1)
    val haller (1)
    vice president (1)
    volunteer (2)
    walk on (1)
    water buffalo (1)
    website (1)
    wedding officiant (1)
    Wine (2)
    Winemaster (1)
    WNBA (1)
    work (2)
    working (1)
    world series (1)
    World Tour (1)
    worst jobs (1)
    writer (1)
    writing (1)
    yoga (1)
    zen (1)