Experiment Before Retirement
photo by Nadya Peek
Experiment Before Retirement
Take Your New Thoughts for a Spin
Most people when they move into the second phase of their life have plans on paper or in their head on what they want to do and they know it will be a good thing for them. Nothing of course could be further from the truth. We never know how were going to react to something till we do it, that's when we find out whether we like it or if it’s going to work like we thought it would.
Don't Just Think Know
I have had the pleasure, joy and opportunity to talk to many retired persons and have discovered that what they thought was going to be good for them or etc, turned out to be nothing like they thought it would. My survey on this subject probable covered over fifty people over a number of years. But I did discover what I think to be a truism and that is that if you try something before you retire and give it a good run for the money you will discover what you like and don’t like. And you almost always didn’t have a real clue about the job or business you were going into.
She Took a Job to Learn
Almost to a person success was achieved because the retired person learned the job one hundred percent before they retired and knew exactly how it worked and the true reality of the job or business. One lady I interviewed had this incredible ability to create purses and sold them from her home and her advertising was just her happy customers who kept coming back to her. She wanted to open a store of her own and sell more of her goods. But she was smart and got hired at a store that sold products and sold things she already makes. During her six months there she learned everything she needed to know and then decided to retire and open her own place. She told her employer of her plans and the owner offered her a partnership and put up the money to get the business started. The last time I heard of her, she was now over seeing three locations and having the time of her life.
It Wasn't Luck it Was a Plan
Yes that would appear on the surface to be more luck then anything else, but nothing could be further from the truth. She knew what she wanted to do and knew how to make the products that people liked and then she knew she had to learn the business first hand and she did that by working for someone else till she knew everything she needed to know. Then she told her boss that she would be leaving and then this business offer was made to her. It wasn’t luck it was a plan and she worked at it till it worked.
Know by Doing & Then Do Your Dream
Take it from one who knows, don’t move a muscle till you know everything you need to know and then get some experience and then leap into life and life will make a place for you. That’s how I feel and I’m sticking to it.
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Posted by Don L. Terrill at 9:03 PM