Refirement Network :: September 2017


Dear Refirees,

One of the areas of our lives that should not come to an end as we age is personal development. We are gifted with an extra season and live in an age of technology where learning and growth is all around us.

This past Sunday we celebrated one of the Refirement Champions- African Food for Thought. These volunteers, together with a small team of paid workers feed more than 17 000 children daily and engage monthly with face to face visits of 135 orphan headed households. The inter-generational learning and joy cannot be measured in monetary terms. I am sure that a personal conversation with any of these volunteers or the children will bring many stories of growth from both sides.

Personal development has many facets. Do you have a list of what you would like to do? I find that when I step out of my comfort zone and do something new, that I am energised and encouraged to do more. I hope that this newsletter will encourage you to share and stretch yourself. The world is open and ready. We just need to say YES.

Have a fabulous month.

Lynda Smith
Founder of Refirement Network. Wisdom Preserver and Connection Specialist.

I am currently running a survey to try and understand my market more effectively and especially around the building of the skills bank. If you have not yet filled in the survey I would appreciate your time. It will take you less than 2 minutes to complete.

Once I have studied the results I will be writing an article about the thinking of those that engaged and will share.

Here is the link to the survey.


Exciting news: I am starting a new program of coaching online on Second careers 50+.

This course will run for 4 weeks. One hour per week. It is online so suitable for anyone, anywhere to attend. Very easy to do. If you have never done an online course before, please come and join us. I know you will have fun, learn and spend time designing what your next season will look like. Please read the details attached for outline of course, costs and times. The dates for the first course are:

Tuesdays: 10, 17, 24 and 31 October. Early bird till 30th September

Read more



Learning is fun

This past month I did a digital literacy course. It was done on-line and I have loved every moment of the many things that I have learnt. My article this month will give you an overview of what I learnt. Read more

Digital Literacy for the modern workplace

I spoke about this course I have just completed in the article attached to this newsletter. I really want to encourage you to do this course if you are wanting to grow your skills.

The next course starts on: 4th October but the early bird special is up until the 29th September. Here is the link:

The Legacy Project
Successness Fest. 28 Oct, Cape Town

I will be speaking at an event in Cape Town on the 28 th October. This invitation came from The Legacy project. Look at the speakers at the event and if you live in the Cape, come and join us for the day. Details are here:

Interview with Kari Henley

I did an interview with a good friend, Kari Henley who runs Age without Borders. This interview was around the gift we have of an extra season and what we need to do around designing our next life-stage.

Read the blog post and watch the video here:




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