July 26 – IF YOU AIN”T READY FOR A GREAT SECOND FIFTY – DO NOT OPEN THIS!
OK so I was going to tell you about a project I have started – BUT – I will save that project for next week.
This week I want to talk about actually living the good life after 50!
You know when we do the Freedom Fifty U Workshops one common denominator that I hear from many people is that they feel lost after 50.
They are looking for that “NEW” sense of purpose, that new “THING” that will pump excitement and vitality back into their “LIFE”. If I were giving this a percentage I’d say it affects at least 80% of all boomers.
So last week I was talking with a buddy of mine, and he said his sense of purpose was to “PLAY”, and he believes that’s everyone’s sense of purpose needs to be to PLAY AT CREATION. So I gave that some thought and I’ve concluded that he’s right! Well at least for me. And here’s why …
At 61 soon to be 62 (on paper – 18 in my brain – I’ve broke all mirrors haha) I don’t want to waste anymore of my life working for anyone else, or at something I don’t have primary control over, and most importantly – something I’m not having “FUN” doing!
That said I have no desire to retire. New studies show that the enjoyment of retirement lasts about ten months. Then our internal fires kick in, and we either get reengaged or we begin the process of checking out!
And this is where my buddies idea kicks in. “EVERYONE” has a creative spark in them, and everyone over fifty has a s—t load of experience and expertise that they can apply to a new venture!
OMG! ARE YOU SUGGESTING I BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR?
And here’s why. To give your life purpose!
You see people with purpose live longer – healthier lives! Now I’m “NOT” pushing a get rich idea here – I’m pushing a proactive get happy, and stay healthy idea here!
WHY – most people 60 years of age today will live to 100, and the majority of people over 50 believe that their retirement savings will run out before they hit 75. Do you see a disconnect here?
But FRANK – I’ve never owned a business – SO – the wright brother never flew a plane either. They weren’t special – they just knew one thing – how “NOT” to give up – AND – most importantly what not to do based upon past failures!
Did you know that the reason most ventures fail is not, because the person didn’t have a good idea? Not because the person wasn’t smart enough. BUT because …
The owner didn’t know where to go, and what to do once they had their business up and running! IS THERE A PITCH HERE?????
That said, I will share more on how this can be accomplished in another newsletter in about a month. If this intrigues you feel free to write me and I will fill you in a head of time.
But hear me loud and clear. PURPOSE is not found in an idea – PURPOSE is found with action. So you need to be doing something for your purpose to appear. REALLY!!!
Here’s a little video I made of some stuff I have done since turning fifty – this is not a “Tadda Look at Me” video – SO DON’T THINK THAT – it’s a video to let you know that you can do anything you want to do if you are willing to take action – at any age. Once you walk through fear – that fear is diminished, and once you know you can – YOU CAN!
Enjoy the video and know that when you are ready play it won’t take very long before you’ll have your own video like this too – BECAUSE I’m not special – I just take action and that leads me somewhere. Of course having an around the world ticket helped too haha:
Next week we will discuss “that project”.
Until then you’ve got to live it to live – so don’t waste a minute of this amazing opportunity called “Your Second Fifty” doing nothing!
Wishing you an amazing second fifty!
Founder /CEO Your Second Fifty
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