By now you may have recognised elements of the lifestyle you want in your next stage of life and also have some understanding of the many ways you can make money without working in a traditional job.

You probably aren’t yet ready to make a decision with confidence, but by spending time exploring these ideas you will soon get a feel for the direction that you would like to go.

When you make your decisions you need to feel good about your choices. You want to be brimming with enthusiasm and excitement about this new stage of your life.

Making no decision, just drifting along, is clearly not a good idea. You wouldn’t be reading this book if you were completely happy with your future plans, and doing nothing about it is not going to improve the situation. You must take action. You must make a decision.

Fear and caution are natural responses at this time. You are making major life decisions and that is fairly overwhelming at the best of times, but more so when you feel that the choices are out of your control or, even worse, when you change your lifestyle and then find that you hate the new life you have created.

By immersing yourself in all the information that is available on BoomersNextStep and following the links to some of the programs that I believe are genuinely helpful, you will gradually start to find that it is all making sense to you and you can see a positive way forward.

I’ve made many mistakes as I’ve built my business online. I have spent good money on rubbish products, I have trusted advisors who didn’t live up to their marketing, I have been exposed to great ideas but didn’t realise what I could do with them at the time….I’ve made every classic mistake that people make online. Through Boomers Next Step I’d like to help you avoid these mistakes.

With a clear vision of your preferred lifestyle and knowledge of all the many possible entrepreneurial activities available, you can make the right decision.

What will drive you to that correct decision is your purpose.

A purpose makes you a winner
Having a clear purpose, defined achievable goals and a plan that includes activities that excite you, is what will drive you forward. It’s been proven time and time again that a person with a clear goal is the one who achieve success. In your case it can mean success in financial terms, in personal satisfaction and, most important of all, in creating and enjoying your preferred lifestyle… It’s a win-win-win situation.

One major benefit of having a purpose in life is the impetus to get out of bed! So many people allow life to drift by when they finish the worklife that they have pursued for years. They start each day with no goal in mind and with no incentive to do anything in particular. You hear them say “I don’t know what I do all day but I’m always busy.” Is that how you want life to be? Or do you want to have something more in your life, not compelling you but providing you with an additional purpose. A person with a purpose has a reason to live life to the fullest.

Rethink the next stage of your life
Rethinking, looking at your future differently, is what this is all about. Adapt your mindset. Look upon your ‘retirement’ as a transition…retiring from one thing to do something else that is of your choosing. This lifestyle that you plan might include a cruise around the world. It might mean buying an RV or a caravan and seeing your own country. It might involve lots of interaction with family and friends, or caring for grandchildren. It might allow you to finally do something you have always wanted to do – become a regular tennis player, take up the drums or learn belly dancing.

In our lives it has allowed us to have the boat we have always wanted and sail to wonderful places like the Great Barrier Reef, as my husband David is about to do.

Jenni Proctor

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