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The Next Chapter with Charlie

For the last 20 years, I was an Executive Coach to CEO’s of larger corporations. Now I am moving on to MY Next Chapter. I invite you to join me in this journey. It makes no difference if you are retiring or making any significant change to your life. We are all on the same path. So tune in and tag along as we give insights and inspirations on how you can create your own NEXT CHAPTER. We will talk about “what you can do next.” It might deal with transition, desire, curiosity, loss, or anything else that has to do with our Next Chapter in Life.
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What is your Next Chapter?

Feb 22, 2017

Our guest today is Simon Johansen, adventurer, traveler, and sometimes worker in the oil and gas industry.

When I travel alone I stay in airbnb’s. It’s an inexpensive and informative way to travel. Often the hosts will guide you to the best places to visit based on your individual needs.

I’m a lousy tourist. I don’t care about famous sites and cathedrals and castles. I’m interested in the modern art museums, people and their culture. So sometimes I end up in some pretty strange places and sometimes remarkable places.

In Oslo I was really fortunate. My host was out of town for two days so I had his entire two bedroom apartment to myself for a mere $65 per day. Plus, it was within 5 -10 minutes of everything in Oslo City Center.

Then on my third day Simon arrived and took me on a special guided tour that satisfied all my desires. I love Oslo. In fact, it has become one of my favorite cities in Europe. And I’m here in the coldest season. Believe me, Scandinavia can get cold.

Simon is only 29 years old but he is far more mature than his age. You will discover the truth of that in the interview. We plan to talk about adventure, what to look for in a foreign country when your not a tourist, and the benefits of becoming more of a world citizen by learning that your way of life is not the only way of life.

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

Feb 15, 2017
  1. In episode, I plan to visit with myself. Haha.

Well, not totally by all by myself. My producer and radio veteran Paul Roberts will chat about the value of Travel and the benefits gained from experiences with people and cultures outside the US.

I am now in that dreaded place in life people call Retirement. If one is not careful the only things to look forward to are boredom and uselessness. But that’s a whole nother podcast. In fact it’s a book, in 5 years, when a high percentage of Baby Boomers will be forced into some kind of humongous life-change.

So I’ve had to redesign my life of so-called leisure, which sounds a whole lot better than it really is. At 67 I consider myself as entering into my Final Chapter. Shoot it maybe 25 years more and it may be one. But I plan to live it out by great Dylan Thomas great poem: Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night (which is a reference of death). Check out the first stanza: 

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

My plan is to rage, rage against the dying of the light.

One way I “rage” is travel. In this episode I will discuss the wonderful lessons of older age and the even more wonderful lessons from foreign travel.

 For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

Feb 7, 2017

 

My guests today are Rob and Melanie currently living in Stockholm, Sweden. Rob is an Australian Scot and Melanie calls the UK and Australia home. For the last 4 plus years, they have made a new home in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition, Rob’s headquarters are in Iceland.

Yes, you can say Rob and Melanie have truly turned the page on their lives to a radically new Next Chapter.

I chat a bit with Melanie and Rob about how they have managed and adjusted to the radical life change of moving to a totally foreign country (Sweden from the UK), working headquarters in another country (Iceland), and transitioning life with blended families and a child of their own.

We also chat about how Americans are perceived, in general, by Europeans and what they think of our new president, Donald Trump.

 

Melanie’s Airbnb in Stockholm, Sweden (listed under the name, Louise)

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11579247

  

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

 

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