Leverage Your Life Experiences
If you are 'retired' or approaching that retirement age, you need to begin to assess your goals and objectives. Staying in our current occupation/career may not be possible. Let's face it, no one hires anyone over 60 and most companies are looking for ways to get rid of the Experienced and therefore higher paid staff/workers.
Whether you are an Executive or Union Member, working in high tech or driving a truck, we ALL are getting older. The goal is to leverage what you Know Now and build upon it.
I really don't like the word 'retirement' so lets just forget about that! Lets talk about career and life enhancement.
We have worked all our lives, or most of us have. We all have some 40+ years of experience in one form or another. Some have higher education credentials, others work/life experience that is often as or more valuable. Heck, just surviving past 55 is an accomplishment these days. Too many over 55 are Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I hope you are not amongst that number. BUT, if you are, we can deal and help with that too!
As we approach or enter our later years, for the sake of argument over 62, as that is what most folks consider 'Seniors' and retirement age, we have to figure out what the heck to do NOW. For those in reasonable health, we can begin to discuss options. If you have health issues, jump over to our Dealing with Health page.
What we want to do is Enhance our Lives, not sit and watch the world go by. Yes, NOW may be the absolute best time of your life, so lets get started!
If you are in pretty good financial shape, have some retirement savings, a pension or other source of retirement income, you are amongst the very few luck ones. You planned well and managed to dodge the brutal economy that most of US have had to deal with. So if you are well off, skip ahead to the Lifestyle Goals Section.
For the rest of US, we may have to supplement our income or create income opportunities in our later years after leaving that carr eer job you probably have had for decades! For some of the higher earning folks, Social Security can be a nice piece of change, for a lot of others, not so much. Anything is better than nothing!
We will try to po vide some ideas and direction for those needing to continue to earn an income or those who really need to supplement their meager social security payments.
New Career - New Job
For many, you will need to seek a new job and/or a new career. We are NOT talking about a Walmart Greeter (although that may be of interest to you). We are really thinking of a real income source. Most of us have had 'jobs' working for someone else. As we gaines experience and expertise in our field, we have seen the horrors of mismanagement, career suicides and other disasters. Some have have impacted you!
What we DO know, is that you have certain expertise from your past work experiences. We need to help you Leverage That into a new career path that will help you survive and Thrive in your later years.
Most of you KNOW so much More that you think you Know! It's true with just about everyone. You've managed to survive this long so you have learned to cope/manage/adjust to stress and daily life, just like the rest of us have. Some better than others!
We want to help you recognize those skills you have obtained with life and work experience. It truly is amazing the things you actually know/understand that you may not realize! We want to help you LEVERAGE that knowledge and ability to prepare and help you achieve your Enhanced Life objectives. So start Thinking in those terms and examine your life.
Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living"
Keep in mind, most of our discussions here expect YOU to live to 100+.
You have a Lot of Living to DO!