This is the first in a series of articles entitled: Business on Your Terms. I hope that you will enjoy what you read and will add your thoughts to the conversation.
Boomers around the world have so much to offer and after a life filled with doing what needed to be done it is time, that if you choose to launch a second career, you do business on your terms. In this series I hope to define exactly what this means and how boomers can find both the business and the terms that best suit the way they want to live and give in the second half of a very successful life and business. No matter where you came from to get to this point, nor where you want to head in the days ahead, you need to set the bar and then go for it!
I want to warn you at the outset that there will be those around you who will seek to set the pace for you, to tell you what you should and should not do, and even set out to steal your dream for this second career. It always seems that “know-it-alls” and “dream stealers” find their way into our lives just about the time we are going to do something great. I’m not saying that you should move without counsel, but I am saying that if the world had always listened to the detractors, we would still be hunting and gathering to survive.
We boomers have the knowledge and skill-set to do anything we set our minds to. As you approach retirement, or as you live in its early years, is there something you always wanted to do? Is there something that you always knew deep down inside that you could make successful? Have you always thought that if you just had a chance you could do something special? Well, now might just be the time. Be careful, be thoughtful, be prepared, but in the end build a business on your terms!
What have you done in this area? What have you chosen to do? What battles have you had to fight? Let us know and let’s get a conversation started that will help us make the best choices for the launching of our second careers!