Yesterday I saw a report that predicted employment trends for the next 12 years. In light of the current turmoil of the market I found these trends especially meaningful. The projected trend is that very few workers will be able to retire at the current acceptable retirement ages of 59 to 64. This will be for several reasons. First, due to the challenges businesses are facing with the Generation Y workforce, older executives will be asked to continue working to provide leadership and experience. Second, with the market sensitivity and the growing debt of many nations, it is unlikely that the current government retirement benefit plans will remain healthy enough to support our current retirement ages. Finally, with the progress of modern medicine, the life expectancy is growing longer and longer. Unfortunately, with the rising levels of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease this may not mean a longer high quality life.
These projections really interested me because one of the things that we try to do at TIGNUM is to help our clients Think Different about their future. We challenge them to plan for their own performance, sustainability and vitality just as they customarily do for their financial health. We say, open your mind, become more aware of your potential to be better tomorrow, and make the changes now so you can enjoy the benefits. Unfortunately, so many people wait for a crisis to really change their habits. With the new trends the need for strong Mindset, Nutrition, Movement and Recovery habits has never been greater- and these four pillars are key to becoming a Sustainable High Performer.
By Jogi Rippel
CEO // Founder