The 5% continued

March 2, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you.
I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit to you.

We have a lemon tree in our garden and I notice each year that the fruit blossoms at different times. This is true of people as well. My mother used to kindly explain my late start in life away by telling everyone that I was “a late bloomer.”
I recently talked to a newly retired friend who said he’d had good career but never moved up in his organization. He was good at his job but never wanted to do the things that were necessary to get promoted. As I’ve gotten to know him I observe he has a ton of untapped potential. I’m encouraging him to tap into it and use it now.
I think he and many of us are the next layer of the five percenters I spoke about in my previous blog. Now is the time for us to use the latent abilities that lie within each of us.
“It is never too late to become you might have been.” George Eliot.
For more ideas on enriched living in our “bonus years” ask for my free chapbook. 5 keys to retirement happiness.

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