Age Confidently: Remain Relevant and Leverage Experiences to Walk with Legacy Contributions for an Evolving Society

Which one of these three statements should you start with to age confidently:

  • Remain Relevant?
  • Leverage Experiences?
  • Walk with Legacy Contributions? 
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This question implies a fragmented approach rather than considering the wholeness of the three unfolding and enfolding together.

Remain relevant, leverage experiences, and walk with legacy contributions are complete and meaningful paths on their own. Each holds its own value and significance.

To age confidently, you can choose to explore one, learn about another, and then incorporate the third, gradually weaving them together. This approach is certainly a possibility! 

However, the true power lies in navigating each of these paths while celebrating their interconnectedness. By weaving them together, you unlock stories and improvements that illuminate your journey, impacting your well-being and well-living with those around you.

It is through the dynamic interplay of remaining relevant, leveraging experiences, and walking with legacy contributions that you uncover the full depth of their transformative potential.

As you intertwine these concepts and practices, you create a tapestry of arrangements and connections that light your path for the world and with the planet.

Embrace the #wholeness of these paths together and let them guide you toward a more meaningful and purposeful aliveness. 

By weaving them together, you embark on a journey of caring, connection, and contribution that encompasses your entire being and extends to the greater whole.

Often, what follows next are questions with this theme:

Why We Struggle to Age Confidently!

Here are 5 Struggles with Initial Probing Questions That Can Guide You Forward

Starts with the Struggle, followed by three probing questions...
With Yes to the Probing questions, celebration is in order.
With wavy Yeses and confirmed Nos, there are action-outcomes required to turn them to Yeses.
So begins your Learning - Knowing - Sharing journey on your own, preferably with us!

Struggle 1, We do not "Clarify from Consistency"
To overcome this struggle, can you:

  • Explain how consistency plays a crucial role in building confidence as you age?
  • Highlight the power of consistent habits, routines, and mindset shifts (without them becoming biased hindrances)?
  • Illustrate real-life examples of individuals who have achieved remarkable results/outcomes through consistent efforts?

Struggle 2, We do not "Communicate from Commitment"
To overcome this struggle, can you

  • Illustrate the interrelationship between commitment and confidence in the aging process?
  • Discuss the importance of effective communication, both with oneself and with others?
  • Provide practical tips and strategies for improving self-expression, active (conscious) listening, and assertiveness?

Struggle 3, We do not "Collaborate from Community"
To overcome this struggle, can you

  • Discuss the transformative power of connecting with a supportive community of like-minded agers?
  • Highlight the benefits of collaboration, shared experiences, and collective wisdom?
  • Showcase the opportunities for growth, learning, and inspiration that arise from being part of a vibrant community?

Struggle 4, We do not "Co-Create from Capacity"
To overcome this struggle, can you

  • Emphasize the importance of recognizing and leveraging your unique capacity as an ager?
  • Showcase how tapping into your skills, knowledge, and life experiences can lead to newfound confidence?
  • Share success stories of how you (with others) made and can make significant impacts in various fields?

Struggle 5, We do not "Contribute from Confidence"
To overcome this struggle, can you

  • Highlight the fulfillment and sense of purpose you link with being for the world and with the planet?
  • Showcase how confidence enables agers (and you) to make meaningful contributions in their communities?
  • Inspire others, including family & friends, to embrace their confidence and seek opportunities to create a positive impact?

In moving to Yes, we can help you:

Embrace Aging with Confidence and Grace  
Discover the keys to unlocking your inner radiance
and embracing the beauty of aging.

Unlock Your Full Potential with Joy
Harness the power of commitment, consistency,
and capacity to achieve remarkable personal growth.

Contribute to a Thriving Community of Agers
Connect with like-minded individuals who share purpose
for living life to the fullest

Overcome Your Common Agitations with Aging
Say goodbye to self-doubt, sluggishness, and uncertainty

Experience a Life of Vitality and Fulfillment
Imagine waking up each day feeling energized, confident,
and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

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Let's keep moving forward! 

Do You Follow an Ager Approach?
Do You Live the Legacy You Intend to Leave?
Are You Sharing Your Lived Experience as a Mentor?
Are You Walking with Nature as Your Companion & Educator?

With no - or a haphazard yes - to one or more of these questions, do you want to"

"Discover Ways to Age Confidently
Along The Natural Pathway of Life's Journey"

With a resounding YES, a great place to start:
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Note your response...

Meet Stephen Hobbs
Your Guide on the Ride!
And His Ager Story...

Hi - WELLcome, WELLcome!

I'm an ager - currently in my 69th revolution of the sun (2023). 

I walk as a "Solo-Ager".
Grandparent is not a moniker I'll take up. 
Maybe adjunct grandparent ))smiles 

As to Older to be Elder, I'll leave
that designation to others
to share about me. 

I'm an enviro-ager, more so than an eco-ager.
I work from a wholistic education perspective.

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Over the years, across many continents, I gathered experience-based wisdom. I wanted to harness my "wellth of experiences" and transform them into powerful tools and techniques for personal growth and influence. 

During the development and delivery of the different activities,
I've seen the "applicability required" for an evolving society. 
Learning to navigate the shifting landscape is a way I remain relevant & current. 

Of importance to my head, heart, and hands was to leverage
my unique strengths and contributions in ways I could live
the legacy I intend to leave for future generations.

Thus - here I am. Inviting you to get involved with the WELLth Movement through which you can help yourself & those you love. 
And, for all of us to work together in being 
FOR the World
WITH the Planet
FROM the Whole. 

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A reminder

To Age Confidently: Rewrite the Narrative and Redefine Your Next Fifty

Your Second Fifty is an opportunity to create a masterpiece, filled with vibrant colors, rich experiences, and a renewed sense of purpose. To age confidently is about re-scripting your narrative, shedding the stereotypes that society imposes, and nurturing the infinite possibilities that lie ahead.

It's time to walk with nature, equipped with the confidence and clarity that only comes with time. Celebrate your way to age confidently, as you redefine your path, share your wisdom, and loverage the legacy you intend to leave.

Embracing this next chapter means embracing the freedom to be unapologetically yourself, to pursue projects that ignite your soul, and to forge deeper connections with those around you.

It means acknowledging the milestones and achievements you've reached, while eagerly embracing the adventures and opportunities that still await.

Age confidently and let go of the limitations that society may try to impose. Instead, embrace the richness of your life's experiences and use them as stepping stones to craft a future that's uniquely yours.

Rediscover the hopes and dreams you put on hold and fearlessly pursue them with the wisdom and clarity you've gained along the way.

As you navigate this new chapter, remember that age is not a barrier; it's a badge of honor, a symbol of the strength, resilience, and wisdom you've gained throughout your journey. Share your insights, mentor the next generation, and make a lasting impact that will ripple through time.

Your Second Fifty is an invitation to live life on your own terms, to embrace change with grace, and to define what it means to age confidently. So, seize this moment, rewrite the narrative, and create a future that's as vibrant and fulfilling as you envision it to be. Your masterpiece awaits—let the next fifty be the most extraordinary chapter of your life.

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"Tires screeching...
Plates breaking...
Hail pounding on
the shed tin roof...
Persons sniping...

No more!

Weaving in legacy!"

How I was experiencing my life!
How I am now experiencing living!
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Five Shared Encounters Agers Face in Their Journey of Aging

The five encounters that follow are outside the financial and legal requirements agers often mention. 
There are others more qualified to share insights on these topics and we encourage you to seek them out as required. 
From time to time, we will bring qualified persons to the meetings, webinars, and mentorhearts (think mastermind from the heart) to share overviews on these topics to guide you in how best to move forward. 

These five encounters are common and core to what Agers have shared with us. And, there is no need to let them overwhelm you.
Join us online or find others in your area to learn-know-share ways to move forward as you turn an encounter into a story worth sharing. 

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  1. Physical Decline and Health Challenges: One of the primary pain points individuals face in the journey of aging is the physical decline that often accompanies it. The issues may include decreased mobility, chronic health conditions, and losing strength and vitality. Coping with these changes can be challenging and impact daily activities and overall well-being.

  2. Loss of Independence and Autonomy: As individuals age, they may experience a loss of independence and autonomy, which can be a significant source of frustration and emotional distress. Dependence on others for everyday tasks, decreased self-sufficiency, and the need for help can create feelings of helplessness and a loss of identity.

  3. Social Isolation and Loneliness: Aging can sometimes lead to a decrease in social connections and an increased risk of social isolation and loneliness. Losing friends and loved ones, retirement, and limited mobility can limit social interactions, leading to feelings of loneliness and a lack of support.

  4. Fear of Cognitive Decline and Memory Loss: Cognitive decline, including memory loss and the fear of developing conditions like dementia or Alzheimer's disease, is a common concern for individuals as they age. Worries about cognitive abilities and the potential impact on daily functioning and relationships can cause anxiety and stress.

  5. Negative Societal Perceptions and Aging: Aging (ageing) is accompanied by discrimination or prejudice based on age. Negative societal perceptions, stereotypes, and biases can lead to feelings of being undervalued, dismissed, or marginalized. This can impact self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall well-being.

Again, there is No Reason for one or more of these Encounters to Overwhelm You.
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Worth Noting the Benefits of Learning, Knowing,
& Sharing Your Way to Age Confidently

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  1. Empowered self-confidence: Experience the confidence that comes from embracing your age and knowing that your wisdom and experiences hold tremendous value.

  2. Personal growth and fulfillment: Discover new avenues for growth, learning, and self-expression as you navigate your journey with purpose and focus.

  3. Inspire future generations: By walking with confidence and leaving a lasting legacy, you become a source of inspiration for others, encouraging them to embrace their own journey with courage and resilience.

  4. Enhanced self-awareness: Leverage your experiences to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your values, and your purpose in life.

  5. Expanded network and connections: Through our program, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, forming meaningful relationships and expanding your professional and personal network.

  6. Increased adaptability and resilience: Embrace the ever-evolving world with resilience and adaptability, equipped with the tools to navigate challenges and embrace new opportunities.

  7. Improved emotional well-being: Experience a greater sense of emotional well-being as you learn to manage stress, cultivate gratitude, and prioritize self-care.

  8. Advanced problem-solving skills: Leverage your wealth of experiences to develop exceptional issue-solving skills, enabling you to tackle complex issues with creativity and wisdom.

  9. Practical mindset and attitude: Through our program, you'll cultivate a contextual mindset and attitude towards aging, allowing you to embrace each stage of life with optimism and enthusiasm.

  10. Legacy of gifting: Leave a legacy of gifting that uplifts others and creates a ripple effect of correctness & empowerment for the world, with the planet, & from the whole.

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A frequent question asked of us: 

What is the Connection between Age Confidently and Aging With Confidence

The connection between "age confidently" and "aging with confidence" lies in their shared focus on embracing aging with a positive and empowered mindset. Both concepts revolve around the idea of approaching the aging journey with self-assurance, resilience, and a belief in one's worth and potential.

"Age confidently" emphasizes the importance of embracing one's age and leveraging the experiences gained throughout life to navigate the challenges and opportunities of an evolving society. It encourages individuals to embrace their wisdom, remain relevant, and make meaningful contributions to the world.

"Aging with confidence" emphasizes the mindset and attitude with which one approaches the aging process. It involves cultivating self-confidence, accepting the natural changes that come with age, and maintaining a positive outlook on life. Aging with confidence is about embracing one's unique journey, celebrating personal growth, and recognizing the value and beauty that comes with each passing year.

While "age confidently" may encompass a broader perspective on how to approach aging, "aging with confidence" focuses specifically on the mindset and emotional aspect of the aging experience.

Both concepts, however, emphasize the importance of self-acceptance, self-belief, and the ability to navigate the challenges of aging with grace and positivity.

In summary, "age confidently" and "aging with confidence" are interconnected as they both encourage individuals to embrace their age, leverage their experiences, and approach aging with a sense of empowerment, self-assurance, and a positive outlook on life.

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We Are Writing Different Types of Books based on this Book Outline.

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Alternatively, use this outline to write your Journey Map to Age Confidently...

Read through the outline... then reread it as a self assessment. Instructions at the end.

Chapter 1: Embracing Your Second Fifty: Redefining Aging with Confidence

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of embracing your Next Fifty with confidence and purpose.
  • Identify the societal stereotypes & limitations linked with aging.
  • Develop a awareness shift that empowers you to rewrite your own narrative.

Action Steps:

  • Challenge societal norms and reflect on your personal beliefs about aging.
  • Engage in self-reflection to identify your outcomes and aspirations for this stage of life.
  • Create a vision board or journal to visualize and manifest your confident aging journey.
  • Surround yourself with positive role models who embrace aging with confidence.
  • Practice self-compassion and celebrate the achievements that have shaped you.

Chapter 2: Unleashing Your Inner Brilliance: Rediscovering Your Potential

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the untapped potential within you and embrace a growth mindset.
  • Cultivate self-belief and confidence in your abilities.
  • Identify your unique strengths and talents that can contribute to your confident aging journey.

Action Steps:

  • Engage in regular self-reflection to uncover your core values and passions.
  • Seek out learning opportunities and explore new interests to expand your knowledge and skills.
  • Surround yourself with supportive individuals who encourage your personal and professional growth.
  • Set achievable goals that align with your values and bring a sense of fulfillment.
  • Challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and embrace new experiences.

Chapter 3: Nurturing Your Physical Well-being: Strengthening Your Body and Mind

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of prioritizing physical health and well-being as you age.
  • Develop a holistic approach to maintaining physical fitness and vitality.
  • Cultivate self-care practices that support your overall well-being.

Action Steps:

  • Establish a regular exercise routine that includes cardiovascular, strength, & flexibility.
  • Prioritize restful sleep and incorporate relaxation techniques into your daily routine.
  • Adopt a balanced and nutritious diet that nourishes your body & supports optimal health.
  • Practice mindfulness and engage in activities that promote mental and emotional well-being.
  • Schedule regular check-ups with healthcare professionals and stay proactive about health.

Chapter 4: Cultivating Meaningful Connections: Building a Supportive Network

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the impact of social connections on your overall well-being and confidence.
  • Develop strategies for nurturing and expanding your social network as you age.
  • Foster meaningful relationships that provide support, companionship, & a sense of being.

Action Steps:

  • Identify and reach out to individuals who share similar interests or values.
  • Join clubs, organizations, or online communities that align with your hobbies or passions.
  • Start and maintain regular social interactions with friends, family, and loved ones.
  • Volunteer for causes that resonate with you, connecting with like-minded individuals.
  • Practice active listening and engage in deep conversations to foster genuine connections.

Chapter 5: Igniting Your Passion: Pursuing Purposeful Activities

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the importance of finding and pursuing passions that bring fulfillment and purpose.
  • Identify your unique interests and explore avenues for pursuing them.
  • Develop strategies for incorporating purposeful activities into your daily life.

Action Steps:

  • Reflect on activities that bring you joy and align with your values and interests.
  • Set goals related to your passions and break them down into actionable steps.
  • Seek opportunities to learn & grow in areas of interest through courses & workshops, 
  • Create a schedule that allows dedicated time for pursuing your passions regularly.
  • Share your passions with others and seek collaborations or opportunities to contribute your expertise.

Chapter 6: Embracing Shift and Resilience: Navigating Life's Transitions

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop resilience & adaptability to navigate the inevitable shifts//transitions that come with aging.
  • Embrace a growth mindset and see challenges as opportunities for personal growth.
  • Cultivate strategies for managing stress & maintaining a transition outlook.

Action Steps:

  • Practice self-reflection to identify your strengths and resources for managing change.
  • Seek support from trusted friends, family, or professionals during challenging transitions.
  • Engage in stress-management techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or journaling.
  • Embrace a positive perspective by re-framing challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Set realistic expectations and allow yourself time to adjust and adapt to new circumstances.

Chapter 7: Enhancing Mental Agility: Nurturing Cognitive Health

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of maintaining cognitive health and agility as you age.
  • Discover strategies for enhancing memory & mental focus.
  • Cultivate habits that promote lifelong learning and cognitive stimulation.

Action Steps:

  • Engage in brain-training activities, such as puzzles, crosswords, or memory exercises.
  • Prioritize quality sleep and engage in relaxation techniques to support cognitive function.
  • Pursue new learning opportunities, such as taking classes, reading books, or exploring new subjects.
  • Practice mindfulness and meditation to improve focus and attention.
  • Maintain an active social life and engage in stimulating conversations to promote cognitive stimulation.

Chapter 8: Embracing Self-Care and Well-being: Prioritizing Your Emotional Health

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the importance of self-care & emotional well-being in your aging journey.
  • Develop self-care practices that nourish your emotional health.
  • Cultivate a positive mindset and resilience to navigate emotional challenges.

Action Steps:

  • Prioritize self-care activities that bring you joy and relaxation, such as hobbies or self-reflection practices.
  • Practice self-compassion and cultivate a positive inner dialogue.
  • Seek support from professionals, when facing emotional difficulties.
  • Engage in stress-management techniques, such as deep breathing exercises or mindfulness meditation.
  • Surround yourself with a network of friends and loved ones who uplift and encourage you.

Chapter 9: Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Sharing Your Wisdom and Impact

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the significance of leaving a legacy and the impact it can have on future generations.
  • Identify ways to share your wisdom, experiences, and values with others.
  • Develop strategies for making a meaningful and lasting impact on your community and the world.

Action Steps:

  • Reflect on the values and principles you want to pass on to future generations.
  • Seek opportunities to mentor or share your knowledge and experiences with others.
  • Engage in acts of service or philanthropy that align with your values and passions.
  • Document your life's journey through writing, recording, or artistic expression.
  • Explore ways to support causes or organizations that align with your values and create a positive impact.

Reread the Chapters, Learning Outcomes, and Action Steps through this self-assessment lens:
Note Yes and No, and if you answer with a Wavy Yes, then your answer is No!

For each Chapter title... Ask, "Are you --?"

For each Learning Outcome... ask, "Can I ...?"

For each Action Step... ask, "Am I capable/competent to __?"

With yes - onward! With No - can we help you?

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Hi! WELLcome...

Meet Dr. Stephen Hobbs.

He is an eco-creator, nature-informed entrepreneur, facilitative-mentor, writer, and philanthropist for children and trees.

Short Story: He invites agers to share their legacy as a mentor while supporting nature projects and programs.

He leans into
those who want to extend and/or expand their extraordinary life practices with clarity and confidence, and without wasting time, effort, and money
He has published 20 (high content and medium content) books, 4 academic-level book chapters, magazine articles, and blog posts. He has developed and delivered 300+ workshops and online courses. And he continues to write and instruct. And he has three active YouTube channels.
Adding a little more:
He has worked on 6 of 7 continents - and has a plan for the 7th continent
He has
__ worked as a whitewater rafting guide for 22 summers, 
__ instructed wilderness and remote first aid for 25 years,
__ served as a university professor for 15+ years
__ operated as an entrepreneur for 40+ years
__ and continues to live an extraordinary life as a house sitter & dog walker

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