Prime Time Living

What this blog is about

This blog is about how to make the phase of your life following your career into the Prime Time of your life - how to make it a time of fulfillment, meaning and fun. Its not for people who accept being "past-it", but for those who choose to be "present-its". This blog is NOT about how to make 60 the new 30, or 70 the new 40. It's about embracing the age you are, and living in "Prime Time". It came about by working with so many people in their 50s, 60s and 70s. We found ourselves enquiring what make the concept formerly known as retirement such a rich and productive time for some, whilst leaving others dejected, dependent or despondent. This is a blog for successful doers who want another successful and rich phase of life. Under 30s need not read any further! This blog isn't for people who are still in their early or mid careers and have years to go before they enjoy this rich life phase. In short, it's about how you live in Prime Time, and not resign yourself to just remembering Past Times. Take a second (or third, or fourth) bite of the cherry.

When will we blog

Every month for the next two years we’ll publish an interview with someone who’s thinking about starting Their Prime Time, or who is actively preparing for it, or is already living it. Some of these people have lessons for others, and some don’t think they have much to share. But we think all of them have golden nuggets to spread to a wider audience, and we can all learn from their top tips to making it the Time of Their Life. We’ll end up with over 20 interviews from a rich variety of people from Europe, the States and elsewhere. They are not going to tell us the definitive way to live your particular Prime Time,, and sometimes their stories and tips contradict each other. But by reading them every month, or even now and then, we think you’ll learn a lot about not just them and their lives, but about you and your life too. These are people we know, or we’ve heard of, or we’ve come across in our work or elsewhere in our lives. And if you know someone who you think has an interesting story to share about their Prime Time, we are keen to hear from you, so leave us a message and a contact email and we might include them in our Roll Call of Successful Prime Timers..

Our recent blogs

“I’M THE WORLD’S OLDEST SATURDAY LAD!”: JOHNNIE HAYES

For those of us lucky enough to live around the bustling Bishopthorpe Road community in York, Johnnies Hayes is a familiar and well-loved figure. He is the Chairman of the Bishopthorpe Road Traders Association, as well as co-owner of Frankie and Johnnie’s Cook Shop where he and

“THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD”: TRICIA MILLER

Tricia and I first met as members of a York Ghana Community Link on which we are both members of the Health Section, fostering partnership links between the health communities of York and Fanteakwa in eastern Ghana. Tricia is far more qualified than I am to play such a role. She is a

“I HAVE A REAL PORTFOLIO LIFE NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE”: KEN FORD

“I was terrified of retirement”, Ken Ford tells me over an excellent lunch at the RAC Club; “It was the status that I was most afraid of losing”.  This is unsurprising when you know that Ken had all the status, wealth and trappings that came from being Chief Executive of a London stoc

“LOOK AT THE SMILE ON MY FACE!”: CHRISTINA SHIPPS

I met Christina Shipps for the first time last year, as the proprietor of the best accommodation I’ve ever stayed in.  As fellow travelers we exchanged stories of multi-national chain hotels, boutique hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts and inns we’d stayed in all over the world as pa