How to Write a Retirement Letter Using a Retirement Letter Sample

There are various samples or templates that can be used in writing a letter of retirement.

Tips on How to Write a Retirement Letter Using a Sample Letter or a Template

    1. Include the following items:

      * Your name

      * Date of the letter

      * Corporate Employee ID Number

      * Years of service

      * Official date of retirement

      * Whether to continue medical, dental and other retirement benefit contributions

      * Whether you want to be of some small assistance after you retire

    2. The letter should be clearly written with no opportunity for misunderstanding by the employer.

    3. The letter should be written in a graceful and cordial tone.

    4. Leave a forwarding address in your retirement letter.

Your letter should state your intention to retire and what date you intend to retire. If you have had a great working relationship with the company, thank your employer and your colleagues for contributing to the happy experience that you have had working there.

Sample Retirement Letter #1

    Dear Sir:

    I am writing to confirm my retirement from my position as Project Engineer with ABC Engineering effective July 21, 2008.

    Although I am looking forward to retiring happy, wild, and free, I will miss working for the company and with my former clients and colleagues.

    May I take this opportunity to thank ABC Engineering for having given me the opportunity to work at this fine organization for over 20 years. I will do my utmost to be of any required assistance from now up until my retirement.


    Frank Sunley

Sample Retirement Letter #2

    Dear Ms. Wilson

    Please accept this as formal notice of my retirement on January 15, 2008.

    Although I am looking forward to retirement, it is with some regret that I am leaving. I will miss my colleagues and the challenges and great working environment that the company provides.

    Please let me know if the company requires assistance after my retirement date in training a successor to my position.

    Yours sincerely.

    Mike Kennedy

How to write a retirement letter is not difficult when you have all the information you require. A good quotation about retirement can bring attention to the point you are making. Here are five retirement quotes that you may want to consider to add to your letter:

I’m not just retiring from the company, I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.

– Hartman Jule

Don’t wait for retirement to be happy and really start living. Invariably, people who try this find out that they have waited much too long.

– Unknown Wise Person

Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.

– Unknown wise person

In your retirement years never drink coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon.

– Unknown wise person

Retirement is a time to make the inner journey and come face to face with your flaws, failures, prejudices, and all the factors that generate thoughts of unhappiness. Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to awaken to the beauty of the world around you and the joy that comes when you cast out all the negative elements that cause confusion and turmoil in your mind and allow serenity to prevail.

– Howard Salzman

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Paycation Online Travel Agency

Paycation travel agency is looking for those who want to travel the world and get paid to do it. Travel is a multi trillion dollar industry, yes, multi trillion. We are so excited to offer such an huge opportunity to regular people to create a home business and fire their boss. When I was at a seminar there was a guy there that said he gave his two day notice, he told his boss, today you will notice. Most people love to travel so there’s not many objections to this business opportunity. People are going on their honeymoons for pennies on the dollar.

The kids will probably want to go to Disneyland or if they’ve already been to Disneyland they can go back whenever they like, without paying an arm and a leg and sometimes a hand too. The travel industry is so exciting to me because of the opportunity for success and having fun. Anyone who is interested in starting a home based business, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our team doesn’t leave anyone behind and we’ll show you marketing methods that have been proven to work time and time again. We show you how to create unique, original, content that’s very informative that Google absolutely loves and ranks you effortlessly.

If you are unfamiliar with SEO it’s basically like an online phone book except way more pages. When you Google a search term you’ll see a number one result which Google believes is the most relevant to your search term, that result gets the most traffic and probably makes the most sales. We show you how to find low competitive keywords so that you can become the number one result on Google for that search term. To be successful with your Paycation travel agency website you must treat it like a business just like how Walmart gets many customers and visitors a day, it’s literally the same thing, except online.

Your marketing is the key to your success in your Paycation business. We are dedicated to your success in this company because there is a match bonus of a hundred and fifty percent. The match bonus ensures that you earn more from your downlines recruits that your personal recruits. The people who actually put in more effort and actually recruit get just a little bit more to keep the company going. The compensation plan has a 3 by 7 spillover structure which means you can get members under you without recruiting.

We also give you a 3 minute pre-recorded sizzle call that pre-sales people on the opportunity so you don’t have to. We want you to succeed and will prove it. Article marketing is an easy, cost effective way to market once you join, as long as its unique, relevant and original content. Thank you for reading this article and have a fortunate day.

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World Ventures Training Tips to Help You Succeed

Success in your World Ventures home based business is something that eludes most reps who join the company. That’s also the case in many Network Marketing companies. Here are some World Ventures Training tips that if followed can save you months or years of hard lessons.

Most Network Marketing companies will tell you to create a list or 200 people you know and get after them. For myself that was not such a great marketing strategy. Most of the people that I knew well all had an employee mentality. They were happy working paycheck to paycheck and were in a comfort zone. Even if I did manage to recruit one or two of them, it was a complete waste of time. Lots of others started to avoid me and my phone calls. I’m not saying that trying to share a great opportunity with the people that you love is a bad idea, I’m just saying that you should only target people who are successful already.

The best way to market your World Ventures business when you are just getting started is to buy some leads from a reputable lead source and use a prospecting system to present your home business. A lead is someone who found an online advertisement about starting a home based business and requested more information. Just be aware that about 80% of the people who do this are a complete waste of time and are not very serious about working from home.

Now that you have some leads, it’s time to start calling them. DO NOT just start making dials without having any idea what to say. This is what lots of new people do and they fail miserably. That’s why so many people say leads don’t work. Let me ask you a question. If you just filled out a request online and got someone who called you back that started babbling about how great their company was and how great their comp plan was and you just had to join right now, would you be interested? Probably not.

Here is a very simple prospecting system that you and your team can use.

  1. Talk
  2. Send
  3. Enroll

First you need to talk to people. If you are calling leads you need to go get the Dani Johnson Script Book. It is the best script book on the market and will keep you on track and asking the right questions. It comes with 2 audio CD’s that walk you through the proper way of using it.

Then you need to send those people who that are interested to a simple presentation to show the business. It could be an online audio, online video, conference call etc.. I prefer using an online video so that I can get them in front of their computer and get the video started while I am still on the phone in step 1. Then I can call them back in 10 minutes or so and go right into step 3.

Then you call them back and enroll them. Now this is a lot harder than it sounds, but you need to have the posture throughout this whole process that you have an amazing opportunity and assume that they are going to join you. The script book has a follow up script that you can use to enroll. Then if they join your team you can use this same simple World Ventures Training system to get them making dials right away.

The biggest advice is not to over think it. This system works. 90% of this business is mental. You will get lots of tire kickers and people who are not qualified to be on your team. That’s ok, just move on. In this economy there are thousands of people every week looking for a way to make more money. Just get yourself around some great leaders on your team and go for the gold.

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Book Review – Why Can’t I Lose Weight? The Real Reasons Diets Fail And What To Do About It

Every so often, I will read a book that captures my attention so completely that I hate to put it down. Then I go back to it repeatedly, long after I have finished the review. Jackie Bushell’s 116-page ebook, Why Can’t I Lose Weight? (2006 is such a book.

There are truckloads of diet books available that claim to have the “secrets” of weight loss, or the diet supplement or plan that is the long awaited magic bullet. Many are gimmicks, some are completely misleading, and others only touch on the problems but offer no real solutions. Not the case with Why Can’t I Lose Weight.

I found this ebook to be filled with practical, medically-based answers to many of my questions about weight loss, plateaus, healthy fat loss, metabolism and that all important question of why the weight so often comes back no matter how “good” I am on my diet du jour.

Based on the long-term research and study from an impressive list of health and medical reference sources, Bushell writes about the changing theories of diet and exercise, addresses diet hype, fads, trends and introduces solid information based in biochemistry and documented scientific facts. Her goal is to start with facts and toss out misleading and misinterpreted data, along with outdated beliefs. In her book, she introduces her readers to current, relevant and proven facts about low calorie, low fat, low carb, and low glycemic diets. This book, written in an easy to read manner, helps clear the fog of myths and unsupported claims and shine a logical, detailed light on diet and healthy weight loss facts.

This straightforward and honest statement from her conclusion sums up the philosophy, tone and mission of her book: “Getting your body fit for weight loss is about making your body healthy in general, and that takes time and patience. Getting healthy is not about quick fixes, and nor is successful weight loss…. Making sure you lose the right kind of weight and in the right way is key to ensuring that when the weight comes off, it stays off.”

There are 15 chapters and three appendices that include topics and detailed “secrets” about:

  • Famine syndrome and the set point
  • The blood sugar/insulin connection
  • Metabolic rate
  • Stress
  • Food allergies/sensitivities
  • Candida/yeast overgrowth
  • Fluid retention
  • Malnutrition
  • Toxic overload
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Exercise
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Prescription medicines
  • Compulsive eating and cravings
  • Diet “politics” and how overweight perceptions can cause overlooked medical issues
  • Thermogenic & fat burning supplements
  • A Personal Action Plan for Weight Loss Success

Author Jackie Bushell is dedicated to the message in her book. As she stated at the close, “So what I hope to have achieved with this book is to bring together all of the most important knowledge and new ideas related specifically to weight loss problems, screening out the many ideas that are unsupported by science.” Personally, I think she has accomplished this.

As I read her ebook, I was struck at the dedication and depth of research she put into the project. There is no doubt that she is very knowledgeable and passionate about this subject, and her list of resources backs up her work. Why Can’t I Lose Weight? contains a lot of common sense and medically supported nutritional information that is applicable to a great many frustrated dieters, just like myself. I experienced many “ah-ha!” moments while reading through the pages.

I recommend this book for anyone who has questions about healthy weight loss, curiosity about diet hype and trends, interest in nutritional weight loss, or anyone wanting to know the truth about the “low carb” diet phenomenon. But I especially recommend this book to anyone who suspects there could be an underlying health issue causing them to be resistant to weight loss. Why Can’t I Lose Weight? could answer many of your questions. It sure did for me.

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? is a downloadable PDF ebook, available at

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My Crazy Project – Read 52 of the Best Business Books in 52 Weeks, and Post a Weekly Review

"You wasted $ 150,000 on an education you could have got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library."
– Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), Good Will Hunting. First of all I want to introduce myself to those who do not know me: I am Olivier Roland, I'm 27 years old, I'm French and I manage an information services company that I created when I was 19 (with 3 people).

Are you familiar with the Personal MBA? It's a concept created by Josh Kaufman. Going off the assumption that business schools do not have a monopoly on knowledge and wisdom, he suggests that every one of us passes a personal MBA by reading a selection of the best business books that exist, around 77 published in 2008 (93 with supplements ) in 12 different categories.

  1. Quick Start

  2. Productivity and Efficiency

  3. Psychology and Communication

  4. Design and Production

  5. Marketing, Sales and Negotiation

  6. Entrepreneurship

  7. Management and Leadership

  8. Strategy and Innovation

  9. Finances and Analysis

  10. Personal Finance

  11. Supplement: Business History

  12. Supplement: Business Reference But what is an MBA, you might ask? It stands for Master of Business Administration – a degree that is the result of some very expensive classes (about ¬50,000 in europe, $ 100,000 in the United States!) And at a high level for doing business in the global economy, strategy, marketing, finance, human resources and management. Usually it takes from 12 to 24 months and it's often pursued by students who want to finish off their education with a prestigious degree, usually executives in mid career who wish to boost their professional potential by acquiring high level knowledge – at an outrageous cost – quite apart from the cost itself, an MBA requires that you sacrifice a whole year or two, sometimes requiring you to give up your salaried job. That's why Josh came up with the idea of ​​acquiring the essential knowledge distilled in the MBA – that 20% of people accomplish 80% of the results – by reading a carefully chosen list of the best books covering the subject areas taught in the MBA – for less than $ 3,500, if you buy the books new, and even less than that if you buy the books used or borrow them. Started in 2005, the personal MBA has been aired twice, and now the idea is beginning to take off: take a look at this article in Business Week or this one in Lifehacker. It seems that the idea of ​​getting a quality education by yourself is not new. To learn more about the personal MBA, read The Personal MBA Manifesto. My project consists of 52 books from this list. I am approaching this project seriously, and I am preparing for it in the same way I would train for a marathon: I know that the challenge will be long and difficult, especially once the initial motivation – as well the enthusiasm of getting started – wear off. Why am I doing this? Here are my reasons:

    • Because I am a an autodidact and I love to learn. What's more I love to read and I love to learn by reading. Since I built my business when I was young – 19 year old, I would be the happy owner of a degree if it were not for 10 or 20 missing credits, and I have learned most of what I know on the job, learning a lot from my mistakes, and also taking some classes here and there. I have also taken some night classes, but the practical application of these classes is not always apparent in my business.

    • Because I feel the need to get more knowledge to better run my business, to better understand the workings of the business world in which I find myself, to be more effective in all the projects that I have taken on or will take on, and to get a better appreciation for the world in general.

    • Because I have read several of the books listed in the PMBA already, and I found them all to be excellent, with a special mention for The 4-Hour Workweek. They all changed the perception that I had of certain things, sometimes radically. They have all changed my life on at least one level or have given me a new tool to work with. In light of the important changes that these 7 books induced, I can hardly imagine what 52 will do!

    • Because reading 52 books in 52 weeks, and writing a review, and posting it here without ruining my professional life and my social life represents a challenge in itself, which will call into action all my abilities for organization and self motivation. If I procrastinate too long, if I do not organize myself well enough, if my motivation sinks like a rock, I will not get there. And you will be the first to know it. I will learn as much from the project itself as I will learn from the books.

    • To do a real life experiment to see if it's possible to change your life by reading the right books. That's the point of this blog – I do not want to create a blog that only talks about this challenge – and I will try to show that it's possible by sharing with you what it brings to my business, to my projects and to my daily life.

    • To share the results of this project with others, in particular by writing clear, concise and relevant summaries.

    • To improve my English (About 80% of the books are only available in English). How shall I undertake this task? Here are the rules of the challenge:

      1. Choose 52 books from the actual list of The Personal MBA.

      2. Read one a week for 52 weeks. Write a relevant summary, that includes an overall summary as well as chapter by chapter, if the book lends itself to that.

      3. Sacrifice only what is useless. I do not plan on giving up my other activities – my business, improv theater, sports, my two entrepreneur clubs, my other blogs, my leisure time, my personal life. I am going to try and organize myself better and get rid of only what is useless – casually surfing the web, video games, YouTube, everything that wastes precious time in general. I can not cut out TV, since I hardly watch it anyway.

      4. Take action. To think without doing something is just as stupid as to do something without thinking. Thought is based both on our experience – in the field – and our knowledge – acquired from books, school, in conversation with others. The first problem is to choose the 52 books from among the 77 or the 93 of the PMBA. This was not an easy task. First, there are several books that I have already read (7 in all). For the most part, I decided to add them all to the list because (1) they are worth reading again and (2) I want to write a review for them because it seems to me they are all important. In the end, I got rid of the two Supplement sections (Business History and Business Reference), that's 16 books, the books are only available in an audio version (being French, it's much harder for me to understand spoken English than written English) , a large part of the category Design and Production (being about services and software, this seemed less important to me), everything in the category Personal Finance (I have already read The Millionnaire Next Door, which has already opened my eyes on this subject – as well as the blogsGet Rich Slowly and The Simple Dollar and I will wait to be richer before I get deeper into this topic;) and the ones that seemed too specialized or too specific to the USA. Here, then, is the list of the 52 books that I will read. The original PMBA obviously suggests a list that is exclusively English titles, but some of them have been translated into French. I will read them in French when possible, to save time, and I will read the rest in English.

          Quick Start

        1. 10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks -Beale
        2. > StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
        3. Lead the Field by Earl Nightingale

          Productivity and Efficiency

        4. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
        5. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress -Free Productivity by David Allen
        6. Bit Literacy by Mark Hurst
        7. The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
        8. The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz
        9. The Simplicity Survival Handbook by Bill Jensen
        10. Cut to the Chase by Stuart Levine
        11. The Unwritten Laws of Business by WJ King
        12. Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun
        13. Results Without Authority by Tom Kendrick

          Psychology and Communication

        14. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
        15. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny , Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
        16. Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds
        17. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath
        18. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
        19. Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions by Gary Klein
        20. Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
          Design and Production
        21. Getting Real by 37signals (free PDF ebook )
          Marketing, Sales and Negotiation
        22. All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin
        23. Indispensable by Joe Calloway
        24. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You 've Got by Jay Abraham
        25. The Sales Bible by Jeffrey Gitomer
        26. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
        27. SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham
        28. Bargaining For Advantage by G. Richard Shell
        29. 3-D Negotiation by David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius


        30. The New Business Road Test by John Mullins
        31. Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson
        32. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
        33. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas by Dan Kennedy

          Management and Leadership

        34. First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
        35. 12: The Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner & James Harter
        36. What Got You Here Will not Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
        37. Growing Great Employees by Erika Andersen
        38. > 45 effective ways for hiring smart by Pierre Mornell
        39. Judgment by Noel Tichy & Warren Bennis
        40. The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig
        41. The Essential Drucker by Peter F. Drucker
          Strategy and Innovation
        42. Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies by Nikos Mourkogiannis
        43. Strategy Blue Ocean by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
        44. Seeing What's Next by Clayton M. Christensen , Erik A. Roth, Scott D. Anthony
        45. Learning from the Future by Liam Fahey & Robert Randall
        46. Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker
        47. Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
        48. Green to Gold by Daniel Esty & Andrew Winston

          Finances and Analysis

        49. Turning Numbers Into Knowledge by Jonathan Koomey
        50. Show Me The Numbers by Stephen Few
        51. Marketing Metrics by Paul W. Farris, Neil T. Bendle, Phillip E. Pfeifer, and David J. Reibstein
        52. Web Analytics: An Hour a Day by Avinash Kaushik

        I do not plan on necessarily reading the books in this order, but I will try to read everything one category at a time so that it is easier to compare and connect my new knowledge.

        My project kicks off officially on the October 1st. Let's meet the 4th or 5th for the first review of the first book, 10 Days to Faster Reading.