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The Road Next Travelled radio series

The Road Next Travelled is a radio series produced by Macquarie Radio Network, and sponsored by Colonial First State.

The Road Next Travelled - Episode 1

Ray Martin shares his own road next travelled, a passion far away from the TV cameras. Life coach Joanna Maxwell reveals the secret to a successful change of career later in life. We hear wise words around funding the next part of your life from Nicolette Rubinsztein General Manager for Retirement, Colonial First State. We also meet our three contestants for the first time and hear what they hope to achieve.

 

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The Road Next Travelled - Episode 2

Ray meets the remarkable Dr Patricia Edgar, author of “In Praise of Aging” and hears why we have to stop talking about retirement. Our contestants get their first one-on-one with life coach Joanna Maxwell and have to answer some pretty confronting questions. Quote of the episode "Don't let an old person creep into your body", listen to find out who said it.

 

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The Road Next Travelled - Episode 3

Ray catches up with Carolyn Creswell founder of Carman’s Fine Foods. Our contestants meet their mentors including ironman champion Guy Leech.The first challenges are issued and get underway and it isn’t all smooth sailing for Christine, Kerry and Michael. Will they overcome the road blocks and continue down The Road Next Travelled? Listen to find out.

 

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The Road Next Travelled - Episode 4

It’s halfway on our journey. Laurie Lawrence, champion swim coach turned champion of saving babies from drowning, stops by with motivational help. After the first challenges some highly significant small shifts are taking place in our contestants’ idea of what their road next travelled looks like. All hear valuable feedback from their mentors, including an embarrassed Michael, who finds out from Guy Leech what failure really looks like.

 

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The Road Next Travelled - Episode 5

Nicolette Rubinsztein General Manager for Retirement, Colonial First State shares things to consider to help avoid the financial anxiety of not being prepared properly for retirement. Our contestants get their next challenges and start to shed the past impression of who they were and who others want them to be, but not all the lessons learned so far on The Road Next Travelled have been embraced.

 

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The Road Next Travelled - Episode 6

Wolf Creek star John Jarratt stops by to share his thoughts on career and his exact moment of intended retirement. All the contestants review their achievements and our mentors give some really useful advice for all of us. Our contestants complete their next challenges and some of their old ideas fall by the wayside but Joanna cautions about things unseen ahead on The Road Next Travelled.

 

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The Road Next Travelled - Episode 7

In this penultimate episode the myth that retirement is all about bowls and bingo is definitively shattered. Cricketer Greg Matthew talks to Ray about life after cricket. Christine, Kerri and Michael catch up with Joanna Maxwell, the series lifestyle and career coach, for the last time. They all receive career and life advice that is applicable to working adults of any age.

 

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The Road Next Travelled - Episode 8

Ray shares an incredible stat about how many people un-retire in Australia. Geoff Peck, General Manager of Marketing at Colonial First State, stops by and explains what an active retirement is and why it’s the way of the future. Joanna cautions against buying into the stereotype threat of retirement and shares valuable myths and mistakes of retirement. We hear the final lessons learned from each of the contestants on their journey down The Road Next Travelled.

 

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