“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren, Actress
Retirement is no longer a one size fits all proposition. The traditional and (most popular) vision of retirement is once you reach age 65 you stop working entirely and enjoy the savings that you've worked hard to amass through 401ks, Social Security, and pensions (assuming that you're lucky enough to work for a company that offers one).
What are they doing? They're pursuing meaningful work such as volunteering, being creators, starting businesses and more.
When 50+ individuals consider starting a business, they're often dissuaded from doing it by doubts such as - no one will fund a business started by an older adult, the market is too crowded, their too many competitors, or the economy is poor. These doubts are often exaggerated in our minds - but there is some truth in them. However, successful entrepreneurs have the grit, determination, and strong desire to succeed - and as long your desire to succeed is stronger than the fear of failure - you will make it!
The Smart Worker: How to Evolve your Career in Midlife describes how 50+ professionals can evolve their careers to become Smart Workers - so they create financial freedom, forgo traditional retirement and thrive in the second half of their lives. CLICK HERE to get your guide - It's FREE!