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