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Are You Retiring too Soon?

Are you Retiring too Soon? How So?




This statement has stuck with me for over 20 years, ever since I heard it coming from a business consultant at a dental conference.  This statement alone helped me make up my mind early to realize I never wanted to retire and just sit around until I died if I could do anything about it.
“To Retire Means To Rust” not only has meaning for when we grow older but also for how we can live today!


I’ve heard it said that if a plane sets for too long in storage it can fall apart and break down faster than if it were being utilized in the air. The same goes true for a ship or boat. If it sets too long in harbor or at a dock it will deteriorate faster than of it we’re uses at sea in the same time frame!
“Why is that?”, you say.
Well, Those planes were made to fly and those ships were made to be in the water!
Just like our talents our abilities and all of our crazy dreams and plans that we have in life.
Don’t you have aspirations, dreams, goals and plans? And, what of them?
What are you doing with them? Are the sitting there retired and rusting away?
How are they ever going to get off the ground or leave harbor if you leave them there rusting? Have you resolved yourself with the mindset of well Thai is how it’s going to be and I guess those dreams never did happen..

What plans are you Retiring?

My question to that would be did those plans ever have a chance?
Did you ever try hard enough to make them come to fruition or did you decide it was too hard and just let them sit there and rust?
If we want to make anything of ourselves in this world then we are going to have to do whatever we believe God has called us to do and give it our all.
We are going to have to get out of dry dock, pull the chalks, set our sails and take flight with our dreams and plans in this life.

Challenge Yourself; Don’t let your talents Rust!

I want to challenge you today to never retire those dreams of yours, don’t let your talents and abilities on the shelf and allow them to rust!
We only have so much time on this earth, so we better use it wisely.
Who knows you may surprises yourself but if your ass is just sitting on the couch, you’ll never accomplish those dreams from there!
That’s all I got for you today!  Have an awesome week and Keep Evolving!
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Stephen D. Powell is an Air Force veteran with more than 18 years of combined federal, military & civilian law enforcement experience. Powell has been teaching professionally for over 25+years as a firearms Instructor for numerous organizations and agencies rated with the NRA, NM & TX DPS and a Sig Sauer Academy Master Instructor. His company, Patriot Outdoors, Inc, has been operational in the defensive training industry since 2004, starting a thousand acre training facility located in Eastern New Mexico. Patriot has provided crucial and relevant firearms training to DOD and SOCOM, state and local law enforcement and armed citizen students. Over the past several years, Powell has appeared on several Fox News, Sirius XM radio, various regional newspaper, radio and tv shows, promoting military veteran entrepreneurship and patriotism as well as educating the shooting industry on range development, media relations and key second amendment issues. Patriot Outdoors is currently operating out of the Phoenix Valley, Arizona and with a new channel of The GunLife Coach to inspire and motivate other in life and on the range!


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New Study Shows THESE People are the Happiest

A discussion about a new study on happiness…



PolitiCrossing Founder Chris Widener talks with Dr. Steve Turley of Turley Talks to discuss a new study about happiness. Check out their interview and be sure to pick up Chris Widener’s new book they mention, Four Seasons. The purchase of the book gets you 20+ hours of personal develop audios to celebrate the launch of the book. Get Four Seasons by clicking HERE. Check out the discussion below:

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Are we seeing the revitalization of Christian civilization?

For decades, the world has been dominated by a process known as globalization, a secularizing economic and political system that hollows out and erodes a culture’s traditions, customs, and religions, all the while conditioning populations to rely on the expertise of a tiny class of technocrats for every aspect of their social and economic lives.

Until now.

All over the world, there’s been a massive blowback against the anti-cultural processes of globalization and its secular aristocracy.

And it’s just the beginning.

I believe that the secular world is at its brink, and a new conservative age is rising.

Join me each week as we examine these worldwide trends, discover answers to today’s toughest challenges, and together learn to live in the present in light of even better things to come.

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The Four Horsemen of Aging Baby Boomers

The prospect of being cold, broke, and alone can haunt some baby boomers in their senior years



To be old, cold, broke, and alone are the four horsemen of aging baby boomers. Aging has been a fact of life since life itself appeared on the planet, and no one has ever doubted that they would age as time passed. It’s the combination of aging with the prospect of being cold, broke, and alone that’s terrifying for some boomers as they head into their senior years.

Out in the Cold

Miracle breakthroughs in energy production, foreseen in the 1970s and 80s, are clearly not here yet. Despite current price fluctuations, the long-term trend in heating, lighting, and relying upon energy to run one’s home can only point upward for the near future. Prices will be only climb as boomers face the ends of their careers, retirement, and years of living on a fixed income.

Going for Broke

With falling housing prices, fears of a retracted recession, and government debt rising to astronomical heights, the long-term savings of many a boomer has taken a big hit. Boomers close to retiring don’t have sufficient time to recover, and even those who are five, 10, and 15 years from retirement will face rocky roads. The prospects of going broke, or at least having to live out one’s days on far less than anticipated, are real and alarming.

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Home Alone

For several decades, one in two marriages in the U.S. has ended in divorce. This doesn’t mean that one out of two people get divorced, because first-time divorcees are unfortunately prone to being divorced again and perhaps again. In any case, the number of single adults above age 45 is at an all-time high and growing. More people heading into their “golden years” are alone than at any other time in U.S. history.

Finishing one’s life cold, broke, and alone is not a pretty picture. Yet, significant numbers of boomers face this prospect. While individually little can be done about macro-economics, the rising cost of energy, or declines in property and investment values, for aging boomers there are more potential partners today than ever before. Online dating services and a variety of local social groups all but ensure that those who don’t want to face their senior years alone, don’t have to.

Old, cold, broke and alone need not be your fate.

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