Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose, and Passion After 50
Praise for Portfolio Life
"Dave Corbett's book turns two simple ideas into a program for life-enrichment, that you can create a life expressly for yourself and that the so-called retirement years are the best time to do it. Drawing on a lifetime of work with people who were rethinking what they wanted and their direction, he shows how to do both those things. Be warned: If you read the book, you're going to be changed. But I think you'll like how you turn out." --Bill Bridges, author, Transitions and Job Shift
"Dave's book reveals a powerful and profound formula for crafting a genuinely rich life. If you agree that retirement is pass?, and you are a lifelong learner and have a desire to make your life count in a deeply fulfilling way, you will love this book." --Fred Harburg, former chief learning officer and president, Motorola University
"Healthy, fit, financially secure, and happy for another 40 years? Is there really that kind of gold over 'them thar' hills? Yes, and Portfolio Life is the guide, leading boomers to a life path never before traveled by so many. Don't pass 50 without it." --Natalie Jacobson, news anchor, WCVB-TV Boston
"This is the work of a wise, thoughtful author with decades of experience helping people be more successful in the next chapter of their lives. It will help you embrace change and explore the possibilities that come with an additional 20 to 30 productive years to be designed and lived on your own terms." --Anne Szostak, chairman, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America
"This timely book should be read by anyone of any age who wants his or her life to have meaning and purpose beyond the accumulation of money and things." --Millard Fuller, founder, Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing
A Different Retirement Book
By Raymond A. Nash Jr. "Retired Aerospace Executive" - January 2, 2007
Conventional retirement books tend to focus on the event of the end of normal full-time employment, followed by some sort of activity-oriented shift into hobbies and possibly consulting and/or Board Membership. On the other hand, Portfolio Life makes the reader focus on thinking about how we want to spend our time, what balance of activities would be fulfilling, and what rewards (psychic and material) we expect. It suggests not an activity-oriented process, but rather what might be called a liberal enlightenment process. If done successfully, it provides a road map (admittedly and rightfully being updated from time to time) for the rest of our lives. And in Portfolio Life, Corbett provides the reader with useful and practical advice to manage the process and come up with a strategy that can be implemented.
How to beat senior boredom
By TL Griffin - December 9, 2006
With clarity, good humor and remarkable insight, Corbett provides a simple and smart perspective on the primary issue hitting my "senior" generation - "What do I do next?" He not only identifies the issues we (I) face - but maps out a thought provoking way to build a balanced plan for our remaining decades that is based on our own priorities. It was a much appreciated gift.
More effective and cheaper than a life coach
By L. D Sears - November 9, 2007
David Corbett's Portfolio Life was a breath of real fresh air to me. My own retirement had been a muddled mess for a year or more when this book was suggested to me. Read in consort with Marc Freeman's Encore, it will stir your imagination to a better understanding of the creative possibilities of this next stage of life. I cannot recommend it enough and do, in fact, recommend it to people on almost a daily basis.