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Everyone is getting old; not everyone is growing old.

But, the path of purposeful aging is accessible to all. And, it’s fundamental to health, happiness, and longevity.

With a focus on growing whole through developing a sense of purpose in later life, this book celebrates the experience of aging with inspiring stories, real-world practices, and provocative questions to help you navigate the path from adulthood to elderhood and to become more authentically the person you always meant to be with each passing year.



Richard Leider

Welcome to the Power of Purpose.

Everything that exists has a purpose. We were born for a reason and we live in a purposeful world. Every one of us has unique gifts and a purpose to use those gifts to contribute value to that world. My purpose is to help you to UNLOCK YOUR PURPOSE

Richard’s books for purposeful living

Richard is the author of eleven books, including three best sellers, and his books have sold over one million copies. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field.

Fireside Blog

From the blog of Richard Leider

Blog Posts

Retirement Reimagined

What kind of life do you envision at 50? 60? 70? 80? 100? Will you retire? Should you retire (ever)? When is the right time to retire? What will be...

Will I Make a Passing Grade?

“To be what is called happy, one should have (1) something to live on, (2) something to live for, and (3) something to die for. The lack of one of...

The Ultimate Conversation

How to Die WellDeath is what makes life worth living. It’s true. Death gives life a deadline. It gives a timeframe to do what truly matters in life. Life and...


Rancho La Puerta Workshop 2023

Richard will be teaching at Rancho La Puerta from March 25-April 1, 2023. To get a life, get a purpose! Purpose is not a luxury for the few, but is accessible to all and is…

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