Things they don’t tell you when reaching the age of 65


The age of 65 means something to everybody. In most countries, it’s the age for retirement. Most younger people consider 65 the line when you become “old.”

The list of characteristics of “the age of 65” could probably be long, but we can make such lists for any age category. Conclusion: Each age has its particularities, and which particularity you choose is entirely up to you.

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

Satchel Paige

Please understand me correctly here. As you age, your body will undergo certain changes. That’s part of nature. However, how we act and approach age depends heavily on the attitude we adopt.

Healthy eating and exercise are crucial ingredients that will always be positive for a longer and better life. However, the third ingredient, attitude, is as important as the other two.


How the Age of 65 Could be the Ignition to Something Great

the Age of 65 Could be the Ignition to Something GreatAs a teenager or when at the peak of my corporate career, I never thought about death. I was closer to death with all the stress and overwhelming job duties; then, by age, you first see your grandparents pass away, then your parents, and suddenly, you’re on the frontline for the next generation to check in on the cemetery.

This is the honest truth many dislike to talk about. Why? Because their lives as retired people after the age of 65 become more like a waiting room for the upcoming funeral than a stepping-stone to an amazing life offering all that they dreamed of while “locked up” in their corporate careers.

With the growing online business world, passive income streams are becoming a natural part of any business. This is something to take into account when doing business as a retired person.



Without going into what intelligence really is, as it requires an article on its own, let’s just recognize that grown-up adults will maintain their intelligence when getting older. In addition, seniors reach their age with a lot of experience accumulated from life.

This package of intelligence and experience is often ignored, but it is something that you can use to your advantage when reaching the age of 65 and up. Your body will age physically, but your mind won’t.



Your experience is a unique and high-value asset. Your life so far has been, in many ways, on a routine track. You learn something, work with it, gain a lot of experience, and become an expert.

When it’s time to retire, it’s easy to forget, or at least minimize, this unique asset you have. Make a list of what you consider your unique experience. Discuss your list with your partner, friend, or whoever you find suitable.

When doing this benchmarking exercise, your partner or friend will not only confirm what you have on your list but bring up personal qualities of yours you didn’t think about. It’s easy to be blind in your own mind.

With some help exploring your outstanding experience and strengths, the panorama of your retirement activities can change dramatically.



When you jump out of bed in the morning until it’s time to close your eyes at night, your life is surrounded by unlimited decisions. These can be insignificant decisions, like whether you should drink coffee or tea for breakfast. It can also be a significant investment, like investing important amounts of money in something you would like to do.

Let’s forget the tea vs. coffee decision, as it will not make any significant difference in your decision. But when it comes to more important decisions, often with money involved, the way you make them will always undergo some sort of risk calculation.

There are two types of risks you can choose from:

  1. Risks that are built on hope, gambling, or any other random parameter out of your control
  2. Calculated risks

As a senior, your experience and intelligence have fostered you to go for “calculated risk.” You know how to investigate, where to find useful data, and how to put it all together in a professional analysis table. With a calculated risk, you can confidently make decisions with a low risk of ruining your economy. You can level up your life and go forward with whatever it might be.

“The biggest risk is not take any risk.”

Mark Zuckerberg

Without this “risk knowledge,” the chance is high that you will not take any risk at all. And what does that mean?

No risk = no growth

No growth = extreme boredom


Let the Age of 65 be Your New Take-Off 

 As you read this article or watch the video on any of the available digital platforms, I assume that you’re a regular user of the Internet and some of the digital features the digital world offers.

I often use “the age of 65” in this article, as it’s the most common age in most countries when retiring from the labor market sets in. However, it can actually happen at any age around your retirement. For me, it started 10 years ago at the age of 62.

When it starts for you, remember to view retirement as a new chapter in your life, not as the beginning of the end. What we all know for sure is that we die one day, but life is too lovely to speed up that process.

Watch the video and get my honest and sincere view on how I dealt with retirement syndrome and how I brought new air into play, which today allows me to live the best part of my life.

Let the Age of 65 be Your New Take-Off 

Here is the link to the page mentioned in the video:

If I provoked you enough, you should be wondering right now…

“What the heck….?!”

Without influencing you when making your decision, the only thing I would like you to focus on is not to continue waiting for the rest of your life.

Make your move before reaching the end of the cemetery queue, and do it while still several steps behind in the line.

Click here and start your journey today toward something you will love doing as a retired.

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