Retirement can be an ideal time to pursue your long pending dreams and chase that career that you always wanted but couldn’t due to financial and familial responsibilities. Think about it – you have been working for years at one place to build up sizeable savings, establish a great credit history, nurture professional and personal relationships, all of which are required for launching a great business idea or a brand-new career.
At the retirement stage, you have gathered enough experience and good will to start a career that will fulfill not just the financial needs but also the creative passion and a dream that you have been nurturing for so long!
With increased longevity, more and more people are choosing to work after retirement, often taking up careers that are in total contrast to their pre-retirement job. Apart from lot of patience and burning passion, a brand-new dream career after retirement requires careful planning and financial support. And ideally, this planning should be done during the earning years.
In case you’re one of those who did what, they loved their entire life, there are possibilities that you can continue on the same path. You can get in touch with your former employer and offer your specialized services in the form of consultancy or explore an advisory position that can be comfortably pursued post retirement.
You can enjoy your new found freedom this way and continue working without having the pressures of targets and deadlines.
With the advent of new technology, there are several new ways to start a new business online and promote it all within the premises of your home. You may love the idea of staying comfortably at home and not going anywhere but you obviously don’t want to spend the day being dull and idle. If you have long nurtured a dream of doing something of your own, now is the time to pursue it. With a no. of affiliated programs available nowadays, you can easily work on a long-time interest or even a DIY idea that has been circling your mind for a while.
In case you’re in a fix regarding your post retirement plans and you certainly don’t want to return to your old job and take up the same work, you can always learn something new. It’s never too late to get an education and gain new knowledge. Take up an online course or join a skill-based program that are specifically designed for retirees.
Depending upon your skillset, you can pursue freelance work or even tutoring young students, the options are basically endless! Still if you think you need some guidance and help to pursue something that you love, you can take professional help from Bob Foley who is a certified retirement coach. With Legacy Transitions, we are trying to help numerous retirees steer a successful post retirement life that is filled with opportunity and new things. Connect with us for more information.