10/24/2013 02:30 pm ET Updated Oct 24, 2013

CEO Learned To Embrace Retirement And Open Up The Rest Of Her Life (VIDEO)

Jeanette Lewis worked for years as the CEO of several multimillion-dollar not-for-profit companies, putting in 12 to 16 hours per day at the office and enjoying the thrill of business.

But as she got older, she realized that her high-powered job couldn't fulfill everything she hoped for in life, she told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

"I sat in my office one night about eight o'clock and thought about the rest of my life, and I knew there were many things I wanted to do that I couldn't do if I continued in the corporate world," she said. "So I made a plan along with my husband to stop work in 2010 when I turned 65, and I did that."

When Lewis rattles off the things she was able to do once she left the corporate world, the list is truly impressive. Check out how much her life opened up following retirement in the video above.

See the full conversation about learning to let go of your career at HuffPost Live HERE.



What 8 Highly Successful People Wish They Had Done Differently