Are you retired? Are you planning retirement? Are you living you life on your terms or by the expectations of others? This is what we are talking about in today’s episode of Conversations with Women Living Well After 50.
I’m delighted to discuss the topic of Overcoming Expectations and Stereotypes in Retirement with my guest, Maria Paterakis, The Future Proofing Counsellor and Mentor. Maria was a previous guest in Season 1 Episode 8, discussing the benefits of connecting with your life purpose. If you missed the episode, you can listen to HERE.
During our conversation we discussed:
- Asking the question: ‘Why do you want to retire?’
- Understanding how retirement can box us in
- Making your retirement a life you want and not what you are told you should be doing
- The importance of knowing your life purpose
- The definition of ‘purposing’
- The difference between joy and happiness
- What is conditional dreaming?
- Hear ‘what being a woman living well’ means to Maria
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Maria has a background in Psychology, and for over 25 years has been dedicated to supporting people and communities to connect with their potential, build their resilience and live with confidence and purpose.
In her counselling and mentoring business she has created a system for Future Proofing 4 Life. She has seen first hand how knowing your purpose can change the trajectory of your life. With her own purpose in mind, she started a second business in marketing, working with her sister and bringing together their combined skills of marketing and psychology. She believes that potential never ends, only the way we view our potential.
A mother of 2 small children, Maria has carved a career for herself to suit her and her young family, as well as her husband’s mining career. She understands how caring for others and living your personal desires and purpose can seem at odds at times. Her parents are her greatest inspiration, with her father living a life of purpose and her mother a life of obligation. Her career in psychology, government policy and politics, as well as research and client work, have led her to where she is today…. The Future Proofing Counsellor and Mentor, Helping you to re-imagine life longevity through resilience and purpose.
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