Ladies, remove the word “retirement” from your vocabulary. It is antiquated and ill-suited. You may not want to bring money into your life through the career track or job you have been in, but we need to shift or perceptions and perspectives on this season of life.
When you have 20 to 35 years ahead of you, the research is conclusive that a healthy, proactive and productive lifestyle will not only provide the foundation for living longer, but this time in life will be more rewarding and fulfilling.
The financial services world and the media have fabricated a story touting that happiness is found by drawing a line in the sand, getting to “your number” retiring to a life of leisure and self-indulgent pursuits.
This has been solely a financially oriented goal that has missed the bigger context and the construct of living a meaningful life.
While there is nothing wrong with R&R and self-care, balance it with creating an astonishing life.
“Leisure is a beautiful garment for a day, but a horrible choice for permanent attire,” Shakespeare
Why are you here today? Why will you be here tomorrow?
Viktor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, author and Holocaust survivor, ascertained the deeply profound truth that:
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”
The traditional narrative around retirement and building wealth sets us up to miss the opportunities and to take the risks necessary to fulfill your unique mission in life. As you look into the future, do you want to live an astounding life? I do. And the formula is simple – don’t stop!
It is astounding what we can create if we don’t stop dreaming.
It is astounding what relationships we can experience when we don’t stop listening.
It is astounding what communities we can live in if we don’t stop engaging.
It is astounding what businesses we can build if we don’t stop working.
It is astounding what health goals we will realize when we don’t stop making good choices.
It is astounding what wisdom we can find if we don’t stop seeking.
It is astounding what kind of world we will live in if we don’t stop caring and sharing.
More than ever, if you want to realize and sustain your life potential, the monetary assets you have built over time need to be optimized.
The economic environment is going to change, the political climate is always dynamic, the tax terrain is evolving and your life circumstances continue to unfold. There will be strategic, course corrections in every aspect of your financial life as you “rewire” instead of “retire.”
Kick 2023 into gear! What areas of your life do you want to make astounding? Keep dreaming, listening, showing up, working, making good choices, seeking, caring and sharing.
Align your financial decisions around how you bring it in, how you share it with others, how you grow and protect it and how you spend it with joyful intention, undergirding your astounding life.
What astounding aspects have you discovered in your life? How do you maintain them? What financial decision have you had to make to keep living a life of meaning? Please share with our community!
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