Make your golden age lifestyle feasible with the right mindset
The golden age lifestyle is a dream for many but at the same time far away due to the missing mindset.
The lifestyle for retired citizens has multiple options thanks to the Internet and the online world. Often the modern online environment doesn’t relate to this group of people in the first place.
Although the so-called baby boomers often are portrayed as the postwar generation of opportunity and optimism, many boomers worry about retirement and fail to prepare adequately for the transition from work to retirement.
Many boomers are planning to remain in the workforce beyond age 65 for various reasons. If it isn’t for nothing more, a consistent income and a sense of identity could be reason enough.
Always remember: Retirement is meant to be enjoyed!
Even if the income could be a reason to continue working after retirement, (and indeed it’s a good and valid one), more available free time is another important cause. You would like to enjoy your retirement but work with something on your terms. Something you love to do.
After erasing completely, the “dinosaur” excuses, the next step to take is all about leveraging your passions in life. In a Gallup research, it is found that in 2015 only 32% of U.S. workers were engaged at work. It means that they feel a passion for what they are doing. Alarming figure!
You might still be questioning if digital life will change your way of living and if this is a golden age lifestyle suitable for you. While you think it through again, check this quote by Charles Darwin.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Hook up with the future
The new golden age lifestyle is here to stay. With you or without you it will be the best lifestyle for baby boomers. Still, doubting that this way of living will change your life? Well, here we go with some more real statistics.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is already called the next Industrial Revolution, and it will change the way all businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world.
Here are some interesting data:
- There will be 34 billion devices with connections to the Internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015.
- By 2006, 6% of the world population was connected to the Internet. For 2010, the figure grew to 26%, and by 2020 almost 100% will have a connection.
- The increasing growth of sales of Internet products and services that we can relate to the information and education amounts to $126 million per day.
Almost four years ago I created the video “Why You Should Seriously Consider The Digital Lifestyle.” Usually, a video has a very short lifespan, but this shot is more valid than ever. Check it here:
The perfect lifestyle for baby boomers is something that you can feel when you watch the video.
Age is one of the most common excuses for not giving it a try, and achieving the lifestyle you want. The truth is that age is a number, and it’s your motivation and willingness to give it a chance that will determine your success.
You Are Never Too Old to Live Your Best Golden Age Lifestyle
Age is just a number, and how often do you hear somebody say that you are never too old? To be honest, quite seldom, right? But how often do people insinuate that you are too old for something you have in mind?
Our society is configured in a certain way, and we have a tendency to group ages into different categories. It goes from everything from the way to dress to the way we “should” behave.
A lot of people feel comfortable belonging to a specific category and act accordingly. They will never feel too old within their segment, nor too young. It’s a ready-made comfort zone where nobody will criticize what you’re doing.
To experience your best golden age lifestyle requires some sort of skill development. Where a lot of people go wrong is when they believe that skill development is age-sensitive.
If instead of saying “you are never too old,” change a few words and say “you are never too old to learn new things,” it all gets a different approach.
In an earlier article I wrote:
“You can’t escape time, but you can choose to embrace it as an asset and just start your life over again.”
Do you see the pattern? You decide what to do and when to do it. You are never too old, as your willingness to do something isn’t age-related, but all about your mindset.
If we can agree that age isn’t a reason to avoid doing things, then your question might be:
“What do I need to do?”
There are plenty of articles out there writing about the same topic, but the serious ones always include the following points:
Never stop learning
Most people when they reach senior age, feel like they have learned everything that is worth learning. There is not much more to find on the plate of the unknown.
Nothing can be more wrong!
Psychologically mental aging is very much about entering into a sort of stall mode when it comes to education. In today’s fast-moving Internet-based world things are changing every day.
When you get older, you don’t have any difficulty learning. Your brain just gets a little bit slower. It’s like your hard disk. What happens when your memory is almost up to its limit? It gets slower. The same thing happens to your brain. You get a bit slower because you know more.
Do not view learning as something that you missed and have to catch up on. Education is a part of today’s environment. Call it for development, evolution, or whatever you want, but always be open to new skills to learn.
Technology is playing your game
People in the industry early understood that if the Internet and all technology around should be something for every citizen, it was necessary to develop user-friendly systems. It should be systems that every single person could easily use.
With Bill Gates’ Microsoft Windows probably the first software was launched, that you didn’t need to be a professional programmer to use. To make Windows available for every person is actually something that their mission statement reflects.
From being a data industry limited to professional programmers and system engineers, the entire population suddenly became the target group. All social platforms wouldn’t be possible to develop without these easy-to-use systems.
Today it’s rarer to find any person without a smartphone. In fact, people aged 60+ is the fastest-growing group of smartphone owners.
As a senior, we often refuse to dive into the “new” Internet world because of new terminology, we have never seen before. Learn the meaning of these new words and that’s it.
You are much more disciplined than you can imagine
Remember back to the time as a teenager and compare how you did things. You will probably notice that your discipline has changed in your favor over time. With life experience, responsibilities, and extended skill sets, your discipline to achieve things in life is continually growing.
No matter what goal you have, the more ambitious they are, the more discipline is required to reach them. Use that talent you have got!
Take advantage of your mistakes
Life is a never-ending journey of trial and error. The good thing with all mistakes is that you have a bank of experiences that you can take advantage of when starting new projects.
By nature, younger people have less experience, and in many cases, the “errors” are still waiting ahead. You have done that part and can avoid the failures, only because of your age. You see, you are never too old, and in this case, your age is to your advantage.
Online Marketing to live a golden age lifestyle
After more than 35 years in the corporate world, something happened.
It was not the job. I hold various management positions, had a good income, and escalated on the so-called career ladder. I was positioned in different countries as an ex-pat and got the opportunity to learn various languages and dive into different cultures.
However, there was one piece missing:
Being the owner!
Understand me right here. To be the boss can never be a goal as such. But to be the owner means that all you’re doing you’re doing for yourself. You are doing it for your company, for your family, and for your well-being and welfare. It’s your dream and passion you will fight for, not the one of your boss.
To own your own company and your own business involves of course risks, but also a lot of opportunities.
I was lucky to hit the correct button when surfing around on the Internet, among all shiny, false “get-rich-quick” schemes, and since 2014 I’m into online marketing.
In my spare time I figured out how to get it working, and it didn’t take more than a couple of months before I was ready to go all in.
Another challenge is now another passion for me.
Create Your Golden Age Lifestyle the Way You Want
Thanks to the simplicity and high level of automation, the system I’m connected to makes it possible to get your online business up and running in a short time.
On top of that, you get all the necessary training and tutorials never to feel lost in something where you can’t find a way out.
Belonging to the large group of baby boomers, I was on alert whole the time to see if this was something for my age group. As senior citizens, we always are impressed by the younger generation to handle all IT-related stuff, and you can quickly build up a false barrier that doing business online is only for younger people.
You are never too old as long as you’re willing to take the challenge. The probability is high that your challenge will turn into a lifelong passion. Don’t be left behind! Click the box below and join me and my friend and coach Stuart Ross on this unique journey- the key to your golden age lifestyle.
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