Getting Unstuck: Nearing retirement? Step into Your Bold Self!– an Interview with Jane Trombley

We live our lives at breakneck speed and then need to re-evaluate what “breakneck” means. It doesn’t mean slowing down, necessarily, but it does mean doing things differently. We can use our lifetime of experience and learning to our advantage, living more meaningful, rewarding lives that are nonetheless productive. — Jane Trombley

Your life’s clock is ticking. What’s the trip you can’t afford not to take? What’s the activity you can’t afford not to do? Who is the person you can’t afford not to meet?

In this episode of “Getting Unstuck,” we meet septuagenarian Jane Trombley, who manages 3scoreandmore.com, a unique website, which was originally intended to support women engaging in solo travel. The site has since grown to include women and men of all ages.

Since our interview, Jane has broadened her focus. She writes a lot on the “Medium” platform for those approaching retirement – the 60+ lifestyle – helping people to assess their priorities and to look for that box that was left unchecked earlier in life. “I'm transitioning from ‘travel writer’ to more lifestyle-centric, focusing on this amazing 7th decade. I've begun a  ‘This is What 70 Looks Like’ series that is meant to be both informational and inspirational.  I'm thinking the next episode up is ‘the new rules.’"

Jane writes extensively on the “ Medium ” platform about the 60+ lifestyle.

Jane writes extensively on the “Medium” platform about the 60+ lifestyle.

Listen for:

• Why Jane started 3scoreandmore.com.

• The obstacle that Jane had to overcome to step out of her comfort zone.

• The one thing that underpins everything else that Jane takes on.

• What permission you need to give yourself as your approach retirement.

• The impact of adopting an attitude of being a “life-long learner.”

• Why having a mindset of gratitude is critical as you approach retirement.

• The factor besides wealth that can be the engine that drives retirement satisfaction.

• What Jane derives from writing.

• The benefit on family and legacy of intergenerational travel.

After listening to the episode:

  1. In “The Road Not Taken,” poet Robert Frost wrote about “how way leads on to way.” – how one road can lead to another, and then another. What is that small challenging “way” you can take now that might lead to another “way” down the road?

  2. Right now, what are you potentially leaving on the table? What’s the trip you can’t afford not to take? What’s the activity you can’t afford not to do? Who is the person you can’t afford not to meet?

For more on Jane:

• https://3scoreandmore.com

• https://medium.com/@3scoreandmore

Jeff Ikler