Do You Have KASH?
- KASH stands for Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits
- You need KASH in order to reinvent yourself to take full advantage of your retirement.
- Using KASH will help your brain build the connections it needs to develop the new habits you’ll want for your new stage in life.
Do you have the cash? I’m not talking about c-a-s-h. I am talking about K-A-S-H. In particular, I’m asking if you have this as your retirement mode.
Of course, you are probably wondering what that means! Well, KASH stands for Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits. We aren’t talking about physical money here.
As you go through work and life, and you move in to retirement, you sometimes forget how to learn new habits. And many people entering retirement, especially the baby boomers, are reinventing themselves. They don’t like the word, ‘retirement’ because it carries with it this stigma of just sitting around doing nothing, when for many, it’s the start of a whole new reinvented life.
If you are going to reinvent yourself, KASH is really important to keep in mind. You have to gain some kind of knowledge to learn something new, and this requires a great attitude to keep an open mind and to receive this new knowledge. You then have to acquire the skills to implement this knowledge which will eventually become a habit.
We know from brain science that myelin sheath growth that’s coating some neurons within our brains strengthens as we continue to do an activity, eventually forming new habits. You do a skill over and over, like learning how to ride a bike or tie your shoes, and it eventually becomes a habit.
So, if you really want to make a difference in your life after you’ve retired, you want to gain some knew knowledge, or build upon some existing things, learn those new skills, so you can gain some new habits. That way, you aren’t just sitting on the couch watching TV and you are continuing to learn and grow and reinvent yourself.
But, as with anything, it takes time to learn a new habit, so attitude is everything. Eventually your new knowledge with the right attitude will give you skills you can use to form the habits you want. That KASH will allow you to get out of bed every day, excited to enjoy the next stage in your life.
Until next time, enjoy.
Gary Klaben is in our Glenview, IL office and serves our clients who are now located all over the country. Instead of being afraid of change, Gary is always looking at how technology will effect clients and bringing the best of it into the practice. Whether advising his clients, mentoring his team, or coaching entrepreneurs, he is always simplifying complexity and motivating others to take the next action that’s right for them.
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