What Will Your Act Two Be?
Have you thought about what the future has in store for you? I am currently in my second act. About eight years before I retired from my “day job”, I found my passion and started my own business in health and wellness.
How I started
Because of my own health challenges I gave my life a complete healthy makeover and discovered that I want to help others do the same. Over the next several years, I started my business and started working with clients to improve their lives and their health. By the time I retired, I couldn’t wait to step away from the corporate grind and go all in on my health coaching practice. Now I’m busier than I’ve ever been and it completely energizes me.
What about you?
Are you preparing for what’s next? Even if you aren’t close to retirement, are you doing things you enjoy doing and developing the plan for your second act? It’s really important that you plan what you’ll do once your career comes to an end. Because there are two options…you will either retire, or you will die before you get to retire. Wouldn’t you rather plan on what you’ll do in the event you survive past the end of your career rather than roll the dice and hope something falls in your lap?
What if the unthinkable happens?
I have known many people, sadly it seems to happen to men more than women, who have no idea what they’ll do once they retire. They wander through life bored and boring. That’s a fast track to an early death.
There are many ways to make your second act at least as good or even better than your first. So many older people are starting their own business in many different sectors.
Many people start their own consulting business in the sector where they gained all their experience. In a world that would rather use temporary help rather than full-time employees, this can be a lucrative option.
“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Confucious
In my case, I started several years ahead of my retirement because I knew my corporate days were numbered, either through my choice or theirs. Fortunately, it was my decision so the timing worked for me.
The important thing is, make sure you know what you’ll do when this chapter in your life comes to its inevitable end. Find something to do that makes you feel valued and valuable. Do something you enjoy so you can look forward to every day you’ll be doing it. It will keep you interested and interesting and YOUNG! I love every day I get to do what I do and I never want to stop. I hope you find the same for you.
Since June 2019, I decided to hold myself accountable for walking my talk. Several years ago, I was able to take off 135 pounds and essentially save my own life. I regained some of that weight in the last couple of years and I’m working my way back down. I’ve lost over 40 pounds since I began in June and have exercised nearly every day since August.
If you choose to join me on this journey, I hope I am able to impart some nutritional and lifestyle wisdom. Even though I may have gone off the rails temporarily I can still share some of my first hand experience as well as my acquired knowledge and training to help you make the right changes to live your best life.
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As a health coach, I work with women who are facing serious health challenges like heart disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes or who have been diagnosed as having a precursor to a serious health issue such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar. I help them make food and lifestyle changes so they can get healthy, live longer and enjoy a fuller, happier, more energetic life. If you would like to have a free consultation about the health challenges you have and the improvements you would like to see in your health, click here to schedule a no strings attached call.
What an inspiring journey. As I look ahead to retirement in 10 years my health is definitely on my mind. Thanks for sharing your story.
Thank you Minette. It’s so important to remain healthy in our retirement if we want to have any chance of enjoying it. I feel better now than I did twenty years ago. I only wish I had started my business and my transformation then too.
It seems like a trend now that an employer decides it is time for you to retire before you have put all of the pieces in place.
Focus on what you are going to “retire to” rather than what you are “retiring from”.
Yes…always have your Plan B in place. It’s the world we live in unfortunately. But sometimes, Plan B is way better than Plan A as it is in my case. Thanks for your comment Doug.