Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mid-life crisis? Check out

Wearing my other, retirement coach's hat, I put out a request for guinea pigs to test my new eCourse - the Retirement Detox Programme which was picked up by Wesley Hein of LifeTwo is a fantastic resource, packed full of articles relevant to baby boomers, middle-agers and retirees. Here's what Wesley has to say about the site:

'Life Two is many things and will certainly create a different experience for different people. In short Greg and I want to create a place that helps people make better decisions with their lives. Of course the scope of this task is ridiculous, how can we even propose to do such a thing. Well, a couple of ways.

First, there is an old saying that goes something like "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." We aren't going to solve everyone's problems in one day. But we hope that this site is a catalyst for people improving their lives one bite at a time.

Second and more importantly, we will likely have very little to do with whatever benefits people will get form the site. Our part is to put up the plumbing and do what we can to attract the early visitors, but after that it is going to be community members helping community members. This is not a novel concept and recently a number of web companies have launched to help new parents (Minti) or to help people make travel decisions (RealTravel). We applaud these efforts and hope that they succeed. But if one wants parenting help or travel suggestions there is no shortage of good online/offline sources for this information. But for the more complex life decisions (such as "what do I want to do with my life") there are places to turn. Furthermore, these are sometimes the types of topics that people have trouble having with people they are close--making the anonymity of the Internet a plus.

Life Two is a long-term project and you will see us add new features and functions over-time based on reactions that we get from other community members.'

Definitely well worth a look!

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