You are retired from that second age career and you’ve passed through the stress relief decompression period and you are now asking “What’s next for me?”
Here are some important things to think about as you consider how to plan your retirement. This will be of interest to those who are about to retire or who have just retired from their main career. Following are some typical statements I hear from clients and friends. Tick off the ones you have heard yourself say.
How will you spend your time in your Third Age? Can you generate extra income? As you think about it, know that you have many options because, at this age, you have lots to offer.
Many solopreneurs would rather give financial management to someone who knows more. This is a very dangerous thing to do. We must have an intimate knowledge of the financial reality of our business on a regular basis, even if we choose to delegate the financial activities of bookkeeping, bill paying, and tax returns. Since many people have a resistance based in fear and lack of knowledge about finances, I provide Business Financial Management for Solopreneurs to help you discover why you want to avoid this important aspect of business and to gain a gradual introduction and comfort with financial management.
We know that life can be viewed in stages that define what the key roles, activities and changes that occur in each. In our youth we have passed through two stages: learning/preparation and career development/responsibility, but what happens after that? Rather than relying on some labels that no longer serve us (like a retiree, senior or elderly), social thinkers have looked for a term that doesn’t point to outdated realities. Research tells us that people are living longer, healthier, more vibrant lives than ever before, and therefore we need a new term that is neutral and without traditional, negative connotations of the youth culture of days gone by – Third Age, Third Chapter, Third Act are examples. How do we define these terms? What is the Third Age?
What type of business do I want? This is sometimes referred to as your Niche. Passion is considered very important because it will sustain you through all the ups and downs and highs and lows of being in business. Take this How To Find My Passion Course to discover it!