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Are you anxious about the prospect of full-time retirement, or already retired and unhappy because you are bored and restless? If so, you are not at all unusual. Most people struggle with the concept of going from the challenge and structure of their working lives to the unknown and “open space” of retirement. People with hard-driving “Type A” personalities are especially prone to this.

I’m a Type A – How the Heck Will I Ever Retire? has all the answers to your concerns, whether you’re…

  • Still decades away from ever hoping to retire and the whole idea just makes you vaguely uneasy.
  • Only a couple of years from retiring and you’ve begun actively fearing the prospect. “What the heck am I going to do all day? Maybe I can never retire. I’m too much of a Type A!”
  • Finally retired and your worst fears have been realized. A “fish out of water,” you are bored, anxious, and terribly unhappy.

You no longer need to worry or struggle! Tim McIntyre, a hard-core Type A who retired in his mid-forties from a high-powered career, still brimming with energy, has navigated those waters for you and is sharing his experiences so you can be prepared for this exciting phase of your life.

Filled with humorous examples from his own and other retirees’ experiences, McIntyre provides a fun and easy to read guidebook for how even the most energetic Type A can positively anticipate and truly enjoy retirement.

Includes tips on handling:

  • Sudden loss of status
  • Money
  • Alcohol
  • Your relationship with your spouse
  • Exercise
  • “Chasing excitement”

Tim’s book can be purchased on Amazon here

Book Excerpt: Be Available to Respond to Life

Book Excerpt: Be Available to Respond to Life

I began the book with the observation that many Type As are anxious about the prospect of retiring. The open space of retirement is daunting, especially for driven and achievement-oriented people, or even for those Type As who just like to be busy and occupied all the time. I have addressed the challenges of retirement […]

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Book Excerpt: The All-Important Issue of Control

Filed in Book Excerpt, Type A Retirement Book by on June 15, 2013
Book Excerpt: The All-Important Issue of Control

Ahhh. Feeling in control. Being in control. Nirvana! Even a Type A with only a smidgen of self-awareness realizes that control is a central issue: controlling your schedule, trying to control your kids, controlling a project or that difficult subordinate at work, attempting to control your spouse whose needs, wants, and schedule affect your life. […]

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Book Excerpt: Prologue

Book Excerpt: Prologue

The chair I am sitting on in the therapist’s office is adequate, but I notice that his couch looks much more comfortable. No, I decide, I’ll just stay where I am. The chair will give me a better angle of view on the therapist so that I’ll be more focused on him. I’m hoping he […]

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