At 61 ¾ years old, I feel like one of Allison’s examples in this Joy book(short for ‘The Joy Of Strategy). I am like the musician who went into Accounting. As a child I was told that Music is a good avocation, but not a good career. I can still feel the deflating effect that had on me, at the time. Well, now I've been doing the 'Accounting' thing for 30 years. It paid the bills as we raised 2 boys, but it might not pay the future medical bills if I stay on this path.
I have spent so much time studying and working to 'Corporate Strategy' in my (too)many years as a bean counter and I have made several attempts to apply these 'strategic' theories for my own, personal life planning, but it always felt like being on the job, just doing the same s@!#! that I do at work. My oldest son strongly suggested Allison’s book to me. It turns out that he really knew, and cared, more about me than I realized. Her book is a 'spot on' fit. Allison, has an integrity of concern and a spirituality to her advice. She has taken Strategic thinking out of the boardroom, and brought it into my personal life.
Now, my Wife and I are both working to apply the Joy Process in finding our intended path into the future. Allison’s process is certainly serious and proper, and requires significant effort, but its an effort that my Wife and I look forward to each day. It has been a strategic planning process that revealed its promise from the start. For us, it generates its own enthusiasm. And just FYI, Allison has given us some good, specific advice for our ‘Joy For Two’ adventure. I believe this advice can be found on her website. For people in our situation, its worth reading.
In my subject title I said that this is Life Planning, not Retirement Planning. My point is that my Wife and I want to live the rest of our lives, really engaged in our lives; not just planning for how we can afford to sit in rocking chairs for the remaining summers that we have left. I do think that going through this Joy process is a must-do foundation for good Retirement planning.
Okay, so this is my first ‘book review’. I’ve read many good books, but haven’t been motivated to give feedback, until now. So I guess to confirm my feelings, I Really Recommend this book, or Highly Recommend, whatever sounds best.
P.S. – I certainly don’t want to cast any dispersions on the field of Accountancy or make any judgments about people who want to retire on rocking chairs and TV trays. I’m just saying, you don’t have to, if you don’t want to.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1629561428
- 条形码: 9781629561424
- 商品尺寸: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 354 g
- ASIN: 1629561428
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