Author: Byron Thompson

January 19, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you. I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit…

January 16, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you. I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit…

January 12, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you. I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit…

January 9, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

The Rotary Club of which I’m a member here in Tubac Az conducted a very successful Fund Raiser on January 1st. It was a 5 club only Golf event, with prizes for hit low scores and other achievements. We raised about $6,500 and 100% of the proceeds go to sponsor a camp for young people…

January 5, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

As I am looking forward to a brighter 2018 I’m thinking one of the valuable tactics I can employ and perhaps you can as well is that of monitoring my daily evolution. Martin Seligman of U of Penn suggests that a part of well being or a life being well lived is to keep track…

January 2, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

Here’s something I think you’ll find really valuable. This series of blogs is designed to assist you in realizing your full potential and achieving your post age-50 goals. For those of you that do not know me, I am Byron Thompson, author of a soon to be published book “5000 Years of Wisdom” It is…

December 26, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

One of our biggest challenges as we enter into or are in our so called second chapter of life is complacency. The second chapter starts at a different time for each of us. It is when we move from what has been our principal occupation to the next phase in our lives. In interviewing people…

December 22, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

What is well-being and how do we know when we get it? We’ve talked previously about the work University of Pennsylvania’s psychologist Martin Seligman seligman@psych.upenn.edu is doing in this area. He uses the handy mnemonic PERMA to remember the 5 elements of Well-Being. Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment. His excellent book Flourish A…

December 19, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

Certainly, a critical fact in achieving Well-Being in retirement, or for that matter any other time in life, is to keep ourselves open to new learning. I had such an experience this morning. I am currently working with two very talented and intelligent high school seniors. I hired them as Interns to work with me…

December 15, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

You, no doubt, are reading this blog or it was recommended to you by someone who cares about you and your happiness. The fact that you are reading it tells me that you are success minded. By success minded I mean that you have a desire to make this second chapter of your life as,…