TRIPLE III TIME: Ageless Example Setting

For some reason lately a growing number of people… from all parts of my personal and professional life… have been asking: “Aren’t you going to retire soon?”  And then they follow up THAT question with an extensive list of all the things I won’t have to do if I just move into that retirement phase. Most I think are surprised when I don’t answer with any kind of comment… but I know they feel they have ventured into a uncomfortable life area… so maybe silence IS the best answer.

To be honest, I don’t think I can/will ever take “retirement” seriously. But as I considered how to share this “retirement-related” TRIPLE III TIME message with you… thoughts about example setting… the importance of Ageless Example Setting… quickly became the most important point to discuss.

What do I mean?

I mean that everyone should understand that they are an example to everyone around them everyday… EVERYDAY.  And because of this issue a special TOP 10 reminder may be timely!

  1. RESPECT others not because you have to… but because it is the right thing to do.
  2. PARTNER with others if you have the opportunity… because more brainpower creates a better product.
  3. LISTEN better than everyone… it is the best way to learn more.
  4. EXPLORE new and different customer service options… it will keep you fresh.
  5. SHARE ideas and concerns openly without criticism… it will build your network.
  6. KEEP PROMISES that you make… it shows character.
  7. GIVE BACK in actions to those who have helped you personally and professionally… they will remember too.
  8. COMPLETE initiatives/assignments… because half-done is a score of 50%
  9. INNOVATE because you can be the future… and not be considered “old news”
  10. LEAD when asked… if you don’t you may never be asked again.

These are my TOP 10 Ageless Example Setting priorities.  I am sure there are/will be more (because no one really retires from example setting!)

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on November 20, 2020, in Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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