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Getting Ready for Retirement Getting Ready for Retirement
Bringing your working life to a close can be a giant emotional step. Retirement is a profound milestone in life, whether you're ready to embrace it or you view it with dread.

You can make the transition from work to retirement easier with our article, 7 Steps for Managing Your Retirement. Mind Tools Club members can also see the full version of our companion article, How to Manage People's Retirement.

Any period of significant change will inevitably have its ups and downs. You can prepare yourself for the impact of these feelings with our article, Kelley and Conner's Emotional Cycle of Change.

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7 Steps for Managing Your Retirement 7 Steps for Managing Your Retirement

Follow these steps for planning a fulfilling life up to and beyond retirement.

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How to Manage People's Retirement How to Manage People's Retirement

Explore these strategies for helping a team member at the end of his or her career.

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Kelley and Conner's Emotional Cycle of Change Kelley and Conner's Emotional Cycle of Change

Learn how to identify and manage the five emotional stages of change.

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Learn how to hand over successfully from retiree to replacement.

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A Happy Ending
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Discover this effective To-Do List for bringing your career to an orderly conclusion.

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Thinking About Tomorrow, by Susan Crandell

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A Final Note

Whether your retirement is "just around the corner" or a distant speck on the horizon, you need to plan for it carefully. That way, you can ensure that you leave a great legacy for your team, and meet the next stage of your life on your own terms.

Next week, you can explore a powerful model for identifying and meeting your customers' needs and expectations. Also, watch our new video on how to give your energy levels a boost!

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