No Matter Where You are in Life, There’s Always More To See, To Do, and To Be.
Don’t Settle for Retirement. Embrace Refirement.
Dr. Cynthia Barnett shares her story of overcoming obstacles, embracing change, fighting injustice, and refiring her spirit. Today, she can truly say she loves her life. Her work, even after retirement, is rewarding to her and inspiring to others. But her journey to this place of self-satisfaction hasn’t been perfect, or easy. She’s had plenty of tough times, just like you, but those tough times led her to the fulfilled, peaceful, and grateful life she now has—a life that has meant something to others.
In these pages, Cynthia shares stories of what led her to fulfillment, from a childhood growing up on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean, to coming to America, struggling to get accepted into a university, marrying, raising children, surviving divorce, and ultimately, rising to the top of her field. Through all life’s unexpected twists and turns, she repeatedly faced decisions that seemed beyond her. Often, she had to paddle extra-hard. But once she decided not to drown in self-pity, she threw herself into learning how to swim so she would never feel helpless in the life’s rough waters again.
I’m Not Done Yet will teach you how to swim like she did, with awe-inspiring results.
Dr. Cynthia Barnett is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and coach. Her “refirement message” has been featured in US News and World Report, local newspapers, and TV shows. She was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal and in TIME magazine in its lead article about women in mid-life who have reinvented themselves. She is the recipient of the inaugural AARP Purpose Prize, which recognizes people over the age of fifty who have “used their wisdom and experience to revitalize their lives and make the world a better place.” She is a leading authority on how to “refire and reinvent, making dreams come true.”Cynthia is currently living a refired life, paying it forward through her nonprofit program for girls, Amazing Girls Science, to help them ignite a spark for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). She resides in Connecticut.
“Through heart-wrenching stories, this inspiring book, chock-full of profound wisdom, vividly captures an American success story. Starting from the ground up with next to nothing on her arrival in the United States, Dr. Cynthia Barnett shares her life journey, demonstrating her strong will and determination to achieve as much as possible. And, she’s not done yet!”
— Susan Friedmann, CSP, International Bestselling Author of Riches in Niches: How to Make it BIG in a small Market
“Dr. Cynthia is a woman who walks her talk. Her personal stories are inspiring and will help anyone who is serious about their dreams.”
— Marcia Weider, America’s Dream Coach and Author of Making Your Dreams Come True
“This is a beautifully written page-turner that had me hooked. Cynthia will inspire you to be the best you can be. Know that your best days are yet ahead!”
— Patrick Snow, Publishing Coach and International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny
“A powerful book by a powerful writer who knows how to reach down and touch your heart! I highly recommend it!”
— Gerry Robert, Best-Selling Author of The Millionaire Mindset
“This is a wonderful book. Reading it is a transforming experience. As a teacher with an abundance of inspiration, creativity, and relevant lessons on how to live an exciting, balanced life, Dr. Cynthia is unsurpassed.”
— Christian Warren, Author of Running with the Rhinos: Transforming Yourself into a Leader Others Will Gladly Run With
“Brilliant! A formidable piece of writing guaranteed to get you out of that rut and rethink your life priorities. Full of action plans to stop procrastination and set you on the track to a better life.”
— Rozieta Shaary, Best-Selling Author of Happy Kids
“Dr. Cynthia has inspired us with her valuable stories to share life’s important lessons. This is a must read for anyone who desires to embrace life and enjoy it to the fullest.”
— Linda Olson, TEDx Speaker, #1 International Best-Selling Author and Founder of Wealth Through Stories
“The stories in this book will inspire you to believe more deeply in your dreams and motivate you to take actions to make those dreams come true I highly recommend it.”
— Beth Dargis, Simplicity Educator
“Dr. Barnett shares a portion of her extraordinary life in this wonderful book. From memories of her childhood on the island of St. Vincent through her “re-fired” retirement years in the United States, we get a vivid glimpse of selected experiences and life lessons she’s learned growing up and growing into her later years. Her determination to shape her life to fit her dreams shows through in I’m Not Done Yet, propelling the reader through the book only to come to the last page wanting to apply the same principles that have undergirded the author throughout her days. Each chapter’s ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ bonus provides an added lens of experience tempered with time, making for a double dose of a good read.”
— Cindy Chatham, Editor
“I’m Not Done Yet is a collection of heartfelt stories about facing your challenges and finding innovative ways to reshape events into adventures. Cynthia Barnett writes with wisdom about childhood, retirement, marriage, careers, raising children, and ultimately, staying true to one’s self. Her poignant questions about life and what it can be will make readers long for their own chances to prove themselves in life’s arena to see what kinds of winners they can also become.”
— Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD and Award-Winning Author of When Teddy Came to Town
“I’m Not Done Yet is an insightful and inspiring book about living life to the fullest. Dr. Cynthia inspires and delivers practical tools to help you accomplish real results.”
— Toie Martin, Author of Living Your Life With Possibilities
“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Cynthia for many years and have watched her live her dreams. She is the embodiment of the strategies she writes about. This book is the result of her working the principles she practices daily. If you want to realize your deepest desires, learn how by reading I’m Not Done Yet.”
— Jane Pollak, Author of Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons From a Lifestyle Entrepreneur