74, 78 or even 80? What's your problem?

Last Update: May 13, 2019

I am inspired by a post this week by my good wa friend TopAchiever. Check him out everyone, he is always worth a read.

His post is mostly about his 80 year old dad taking up the WA challenge and getting no small amount of satisfaction from it.

A couple of comments reveal that quite a numberr of Seniors are also getting excitied about the possibilities of a late career move on this platform - a bit like discovering Walking Football.

I am clearly the junior in all this excitement - I will turn 74 next month.

I really don't consider it to be an age thing. If you have, like I have, spent a lifetime in the business world, then retirement looms as a penalty, not an escape. So, I worked full time as MD of my company until I was 68, then handed over the mantle to a younger team and continued on a part time basis until I was 71; this was when I found WA.

It is simply the most comprehensive, easy to implement programme I have ever seen and the training, both Certification and Bootcamp, is phenominal.

Add in the amazing community and its willingness to help and you have the perfect storm.

I have been here for over 3 years, still learning from some great people, also offering help where I can and building 3 websites (these are in various stages of completion).

A little bit surprisingly, I have not made any money whatsoever to date, but before anyone asks "then why bother?, let me quickly say that this has not been my priority up to now; I have enjoyed - and am still enjoying - the challenge of learning new skills, making new contacts and generally being "in the game".

Like TopAchiever's dad, I am being pressured at home to "do something useful with all this learning". Kids, eh?

I suppose though that they do have a point. It's one thing to prove to yourself that you still have the nous and brain power to build yourself a little kingdom, but having motivation to ramp up your efforts to introduce financial reward into the equation - particularly when you don't really need to do so - is quite another mindset.

However, at this point I have convinced myself that I need to prove yet another point to my family, not for any bad reason, but just so that they can see that I am still upright and not yet in need of any care (other than the love we have always shared as a family)'

So from this point I will concentrate more effort into monetisation of what i have built thus far and what I will continue to build.

I wish every one of my friends in WA, old, young, new and experienced, every success in your v=business ventures and i will end with a big shout out to TopAchiever's dad.

Terry

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jetrbby80316 Premium
That's Great Terry, I wish you luck in taking up to the next level:)
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terrycarroll Premium
Thanks Kaju, always good to hear from you

Terry
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terrycarroll Premium
Thanks Kaju. Always good to hear from you.

Terry
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BobRoman Premium
Thanks so much for sharing!

Wish you great success!

Bob
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terrycarroll Premium
Thanks Bob and to you too

Terry
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Intention Premium
great post my friend. It's much better than watching the box
but the icing on the cake would be to make a little moola whilst enjoying all the learning.
Marcus
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terrycarroll Premium
Yes the money would justify the involvement I guess, but just loving it on here, with or without.

Best regards

Terry
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Tirolith Premium
At 78 years of age, I still have 22 years of learning to go and keep Dementia at bay.
I have not made any money as well.
Ask everyone to show you how or be just as constructive elsewhere.
At least you are having a go not sitting in a chair in front of a TV waiting to die like many others are.
I have been told to find a teenager to show me how to use a computer properly.
I live in the Australian bush and the Kangaroos are smarter than any teenagers left around here.
Tom.
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RAFStuart Premium
Terry I can relate to all your comments totally, am 76 at the end of the month, loving every minute of being here and really enjoying doing the challenge. Been here a year, not made a penny, but have decided that it is time to sort that out. Did play with other ideas for a few years first which have just cost me money.
All the best,
Stuart
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terrycarroll Premium
Good to hear from you Stuart. Maybe I will make the effort too.

Terry
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RAFStuart Premium
We can but try!
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