Just Let It Go … Get Over It

By Anthony Iannarino – July 8, 2019

 There are 7.7 billion people on Earth. All of these people – every single one of them – have beliefs that conflict with yours. All of them. Recognize you have different beliefs and opinions and preferences from everyone else, even people with whom you have many shared beliefs. Recognize that they have the same right to hold beliefs that conflict with yours, as well as the right to express them. There’s no harm to you when other people express their opinions. It’s only when one wishes to impose their beliefs on others should someone take offense, or, in the worst of cases, outrage. Try not to be offended by ideas expressed by others that don’t conform with your own.

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Retirement in America: Hour By Hour

Cropped portrait of a group of quirky senior friends messing around outdoorsBy Glenn Ruffenach – The Wall Street Journal

 According to the Pew Research Center, which analyzed retirement habits, Americans age 60+ sleep just over 8½ hours a day. About seven hours are spent on leisure: three hours on chores and errands; a little more than one hour on eating; about one hour on personal activities, such as grooming and health care; and just under an hour on unpaid caregiving and volunteering. Men age 60+ spend two hours a day on paid work; women age 60+ spend one hour and 12 minutes.

Retirees, according to a Texas Tech study, spend 34 minutes a day on “food and drink preparation,” compared with just 17 minutes for full-time workers. Translation: retirees are more likely to eat in than dine out or buy prepared foods, and are saving money in the process.

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Retirement Health Care Costs Can Surprise

By Katie Brockman – MotleyFool  

Health insurance in retirement is widely misunderstood, which can be an expensive problem: 72% of adults over 50 admit they don’t fully understand how Medicare works, the Nationwide Retirement Institute found, and more than half believe that coverage is free. The average retiree spends around $4,300 per year on out-of-pocket health care costs, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, and that doesn’t include long-term care. Medicare will help cover costs, but coverage is far from free, and there’re still out-of-pocket expenses. Also, routine care – such as dental and vision care – isn’t typically covered under Original Medicare, so beneficiaries must foot the bill for those costs.

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Make Your Job More Than a Job

One of the reasons you may not be generating the results you want is because you’re treating your job as if it’s a job. When you treat your job like it’s something you have to do instead of something like to do, your results are never going to be what they might be. When you treat your work like it’s your job, you tend to do less than you’re capable of. When you treat your work like it’s your work, the sense of empowerment frees you to do something special, making even the most tedious and uninteresting tasks something more than they would have been without you. Empowerment isn’t something someone provides you, empowerment is something you take for yourself. Empower yourself; learn to enjoy working.

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Make That Call … Now Make the Next One

By Anthony Iannarino

 No one defaults to prospecting. What that means is that when agents and marketers have time between calls or meetings, they don’t automatically pick up the phone and start prospecting. But you should. All the time. All day long. Every day. Because if you do, the appointments will come. After you make a call, it’s back to prospecting: make another call. Lots of people may be more successful marketers of more connected agents than you. But if you work yourself to the point where no one makes more calls than you, that will change. Prospecting should be your default. Pick up the telephone.

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