Yes, I am a baby boomer and very proud of it! I am living a lifestyle that most people dream and hope of living when they retire, but I am and have been living it for several years now.
At the age of 52, I started my business. I knew that I would never be able to retire with the lifestyle I hoped for and if I were going to, things had to change. Our 401k was a pittance, there were no retirement programs from our jobs of many years, the amount of social security we would earn was a joke and few of our investments were working for us. The truth is, we were living from paycheck to paycheck and that would not change as long as we stayed on the same path. Since the age of 14, I had never been unemployed. I decided that I was tired and my husband and I deserved to live a life of luxury and freedom, NOW!
So, I found a powerful business model, one where other people were having the level of success I wanted, I got started, I did exactly what I was taught to do, and within 3 months, my husband and I both had quit our dead end jobs.
Now we live at the beach, free to travel or just sit on the beach, whatever we choose each day and loving it! All because we made a decision to make some things happen for ourselves. So what is my point? It is never too late to live the life you really want.
Success is not just for the young. We have proven that. Of course we are not old, I am 56 and my husband is 62. But we took action. There are a few major components to creating real results in life. Regardless of what you are looking for. It may be wealth, freedom, better relationships or career advancement. The components of success are the always the same.
1) Decision – Everything starts with decision. But not just making up your mind. Making a real decision means to remove all other options from the table. When you make a real decision, you have only one direction and one outcome.
2) Focus – Accomplishing major change in your life requires focus. Laser beam focus on the goal is the driving force to keep you going in the right direction.
3) Belief – Or some may prefer (as I do) to call it faith. Regardless, in order to have anything, you must have absolute and total belief. The level of belief that removes failure as an option. This is a level of belief that KNOWS your goal is at hand, KNOWS that whatever you desire and are focused on is happening for you. It is a deep seeded, inner belief that is not understood by anyone who does not have your level of commitment to the goal.
People frequently ask me why I started a business in my mid 50's and quit my job when I was so close to retirement. What an absurd question that is. My life was just beginning and I wanted to live it in an extreme way. I had to take massive all out action to have what was very important to me.
When I started my business, I knew that continuing on the road of the "work world" would do very little at my age to give me the lifestyle I really wanted. Instead, I took the higher road, the road of creating my own life. Looking back, it is the best decision I have ever made (except for marrying my wonderful husband of course). Our society fools people into thinking if they work hard, save a few dollars and retire, life will be wonderful. People are stuck in jobs they hate, and in a lifestyles they do not want to live. The real reason people are stuck is FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). Fear of the unknown keeps more people from stepping out and claiming their success than any other reason. There are a million ways to make a million dollars and far easier than saving for your entire life while someone else pays you what they think you are worth. I implore you to take a long hard look at where you will be just 5 years from now on your current path. The best way to have financial independence is to create it for yourself with a solid business model. I now make more in a month than I used to make in a year as a Call Center Manager and more in a year than I would have ever been able to save in a lifetime. Plus, I work only 15 - 20 hours per week instead of the 60 I worked before.You can too, it is so easy. But, the hardest part is making the decision. So, Baby Boomers take heed and people of all ages know this; the road to retirement is a smooth one but the retirement itself may not be. Step out of the box and grab the golden ring. I did and what a difference that made in my life. Make it a great day and Take Action! To Your Success…