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

Last Update: May 13, 2019

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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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Age shouldn´t be an insuperable barrier to success, Terry, Alan

Hi Terry,
Thanks for an inspiring article on us "Seniors". I am the first to admit that Sue and I have not made large sums of money YET.

But to me, it is more important to learn the correct way of using this training into more than just building a website.

The Wealthy Affiliate Community has opened up a new world of character, communications and writing growth that I didn't think was possible at my age. This is where my "great" success lies.

Thanks again.

Bill

Absolutely right Bill. Thanks so much for your reply and very best to you and Sue.

Terry

Hi, Terry.
Great post with respect to Top Achiever's Dad.
Great story within also.

I remember my father. He practiced medicine almost to the day he passed away. He passed as result of a fall. He was eighty three.
If he had not fallen and hit his head, he would still be practicing today.

Not because he had to, but because he loved to.

Thank you for sharing.

Paul from Canada.

Hi Paul and thanks for dropping by.

I can relate to your dad and his work ethic. I am only sorry he is not replying to my post, bust I'm sure his legacy is in good hands.
Thanks again for replying and I wish you all the best.

Terry

At 86 I'm learning and will be making money by the end of this year.

Love it Nick, hope to join you

Terry

Thanks Terry for sharing wonderful words.

Thank you Sham, all success to you on here

Terry

That's Great Terry, I wish you luck in taking up to the next level:)

Thanks Kaju, always good to hear from you

Terry

Thanks Kaju. Always good to hear from you.

Terry

Thanks so much for sharing!

Wish you great success!

Bob

Thanks Bob and to you too

Terry

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

Yes the money would justify the involvement I guess, but just loving it on here, with or without.

Best regards

Terry

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.

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

Good to hear from you Stuart. Maybe I will make the effort too.

Terry

We can but try!

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