Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS as he interviews Wes Gay, CEO and Chief Guide of Wayfinder, a StoryBrand Certified Agency. Wes believes clarity is king. With it, he helps organizations reach more customers, grow their sales, and align teams around their mission. He’s a writer, contributor to Forbes.com (focused on the millennial workforce), business owner, TEDx speaker, and former pastor.
Prior to finding his calling utilizing the Storybrand framework and building his business, Wes spent about ten years working in churches and the non-profit sector.
When Wes used to think about retirement he thought about it in the way many do, what he calls the ‘sixty-five shutdown’. He thought about retirement as the sixty-fifth birthday celebration, where you play golf, purchase an RV and begin drawing on your pension.
Later in his twenties, Wes started to think about retirement more like a mindset and a pace that could be more intentionally, periodically weaved into his life now, rather than waiting in anticipation to blow out the candles on his sixty-fifth birthday and stop everything all at once. Inspired in part by the book, The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, Wes began to realize that while that may be right for some people, it just wasn’t right for him personally. He feels that his ideal retirement actually includes continued work in some capacity, in a continued desire to keep his mind and body engaged and challenged.
Tune in to episode nine of The Retirement Remix now to hear Chip and Wes discuss:
- Why taking retirement can be problematic and lead to what Chip calls the ‘3 Ds’.
- What the toughest part of making a major change in his career journey was for Wes.
- How to make your retirement transition more like ‘jumping off a curb’ rather than ‘jumping off a cliff’.
- The importance of embracing a continuous learning and growth attitude – both personally and professionally.
- The value in sorting your talents and experiences into three distinct buckets: ‘will do’, ‘won’t do’, and ‘can do’.
- How your natural talents and acquired skills together can help you build a more gradual off-ramp to retirement, to step off a curb, rather than a cliff.
The goal of The Retirement Remix Podcast is to engage in real conversations with real people about how we actually retire.
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