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January 2019

Putting It Off

2019-01-02T12:44:19+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I recently opened a fortune cookie, and the message said, “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”  Well, that really struck me. What have I been putting off? What’s on my to-do list that I don’t get [...]

December 2018

A Little Pampering

2018-12-17T11:45:44+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Self-care – during the holidays? That’s the last thing on most of our minds as we run our errands, attend concerts, plays, coffee dates, happy hours, and dinners out with friends and families. Think about making the holiday special for yourself by pressing pause [...]

Time for a history lesson

2018-12-10T11:31:34+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Not just for history buffs, here’s a history lesson gift idea this Christmas: A woman I know recently shared that she’s giving the gift of her personal history to her children. She wants them to know who she is and her history before they [...]

Last Minute

2018-12-03T11:37:49+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Don’t wait until the last minute. I’m not talking about holiday shopping. In our industry I sometimes see people waiting until the last minute to meet a deadline. Especially the end of the year deadlines or tax season deadlines. Staff will give best efforts [...]

November 2018

Nothing To Do And All Day To Do It

2018-11-26T12:12:55+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Are you a retiree who says, “I have nothing to do and all day to do it”? I’ve heard this many times from retirees. When I hear this, it’s often said when they don’t mind waiting, whether at the doctor’s office or in line [...]

The Best Gift of All

2018-11-19T12:33:01+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: As we approach Black Friday, what most of us want for Christmas isn’t something wrapped up under the tree. Yet we get up early and hit the malls to find that perfect present. What do you really want this Christmas?   Is it a pretty [...]

Just Say Yes

2018-11-12T12:15:45+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Creating a “Yes List” of foods you can have, including menus, can make the holidays less stressful, or should I say, less regretful. Use your “Yes List” at restaurants, even if you need to become a menu bender. Asking the right questions about how [...]

Flex Time In Retirement

2018-11-05T12:16:27+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: We can get it in our heads that things need to be done a certain way or happen in a particular sequence.  When that doesn’t happen, we can get upset. As we age, we can get more easily upset than we did when we [...]

October 2018

Quit Feeding The Monster

2018-10-29T12:18:22+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Quit feeding the monsters of: Fear Resentment Negativity All of the above monsters must be fed to keep them alive.  Ways we feed the monsters: Replaying a situation over and over again in your head Telling others about it. Each person you tell feeds [...]

Fear not the monster in the closet

2018-10-29T12:18:39+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I know you're afraid, very afraid, yet it's time to be brave. What's your monster in the closet? Money issues you're avoiding? Just keep the door closed and it will go away. If I don't see it, it's not an issue. Spending in a delusional [...]

It’s Lonely At The Top

2018-10-15T11:55:09+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I’ve met with many executives who are now retiring. They’ve worked so hard to make it to the top only to realize it’s lonely. They’ve not maintained friendships, and once retired are suddenly feeling the lack of good relationships in their life and feel [...]

Think Spa Time

2018-10-08T12:26:39+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: When going to the dentist, just relax in the chair and think about being at a spa and enjoy your “spa time” - remember this is self-care. Think of when you have your teeth cleaned how good it feels, just like having a facial, [...]

Something In, Something Out

2018-10-04T12:00:26+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: One in, one out is a great buying strategy. Replace those old tennis shoes with the new set, or the old ratty jeans for a fun new pair. The old decor for the new. The same goes for wanting more exercise in your life [...]

September 2018

It’s not if – it’s what

2018-09-24T11:51:01+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: It’s not if I’m going to exercise today, it’s what am I going to do for exercise today. Have fun! Vary it up. Look at your day or the next few days and see when you are free to exercise. Need to get up [...]

Smart Mouth

2018-09-24T11:47:57+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Did you know your mouth is the window to your health? Having a smart mouth isn’t about being a smart aleck, it’s about: Taking care of our dental health Brush and floss – remove plaque to keep out of your bloodstream This is the [...]

Why Is The Coaching Process Important To Pre-retirees?

2018-09-10T12:04:02+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Most people spend more time planning a two-week vacation than a 30+ year retirement. When I coach clients, it’s not about the money.  When they come into our office contemplating retirement, the first question they typically ask is, “Do I have enough money to [...]

Wouldn’t You Want Your Financial Advisor To Know?

2018-09-05T12:39:15+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: When I work with people on obtaining their hearts’ desires, we identify what they want in life and create the next steps to reach those desires. When planning for your future, are you thinking of how you can pay for your children’s schooling? Do [...]

August 2018

Only at the state fair: “It tastes too healthy”

2018-08-27T12:39:11+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: We attended the Great Minnesota Get Together, the Minnesota State Fair. As we arrived and got off the bus, we were handed a handful of breakfast bar samples. Waiting in line to get into the fair, several people began munching on the breakfast bars. [...]

Finding Your Purpose: Roles & Goals

2018-08-24T11:02:01+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I was Dr. So-and-so, now who am I? When we are working, we get so caught up in who we are and what we do. We then judge each other and ourselves accordingly. Once retired – who am I now? What is my purpose? [...]

Twice As Nice

2018-08-24T11:02:13+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: It’s twice as much fun when you share time with a friend or family member. Get out and get active instead of making plans to meet for food or beverages - how about meeting for a bike ride, a round of golf, or a [...]