Over 50 and looking for a new challenge, looking to thrive and prosper, to feel powerful and alive?
Hi, I’m Bruce – I found myself over 50 (actually nearer to 60) and wondering what next.
In the book, Something to Live For, a new conversation begins between its authors and the readers.
Something to Live For. A Life with Purpose. Your Mission in Life. Finding Your Vocation.
It’s about finding and enjoying a new way in the second half of life.
I had left my full-time career but was not ready for retirement. I don’t think I will ever be ready to "retire".
I still longed to be productive and add value, but on my terms.
I wanted time for me, to take long walks, to spend time with family and grandkids, and friends.
To pursue my love of travel. I live my life by a compass, not a clock.
Don’t Want to Retire?
Why You Should Start a Business in Your 60s
Entrepreneurs are stereotypically thought of as young, bold upstarts whose instincts and energy make up for their lack of life experience. In reality, though, entrepreneurship is higher among older Australians. And for good reason: they tend to have more work experience, industry knowledge, supportive networks, and access to startup funding.
Coming to a point in your career where you’re unsatisfied, burned out, and unsure what to do can be tough. Retirement may not be the answer for you either – reaching a particular age doesn’t have to mean the end of your work life.
In fact, it could be the start of a brand-new career challenge.
Self-employment can take many forms: from opening your own new business or startup to taking on consulting, coaching, or freelancing work as a sole trader. Growing numbers of older adults are choosing to start their own business at retirement age, finding a new direction and a refreshed passion for doing what they love.
What are the benefits of starting a business as a 60+ year-old?
Starting your own business means that you can focus on the projects you’re passionate about, the clients you hope to serve, and developing the skills that are most relevant and interesting to you.
Small business owners who follow their passions are more likely to get a sense of satisfaction and meaning from their careers. You’re more enthusiastic and motivated about your work, and less likely to burn out from boredom, stress, or anxiety.
Getting a business off the ground is difficult at first and may require many hours of research, preparation, marketing, and tough work. In the long run though, being your own boss means that you ultimately can govern your own schedule. You can have greater workplace flexibility, deciding when and where you work; you can also improve your work/life balance by setting up your own boundaries between work, family, leisure, and rest.
In these challenging times this has become even more important to me, and I am glad I came across this business a few years ago.
I had some idea as to what I was looking for, and I had a feeling that I would succeed in this business, because I loved personal development and supporting others.
I love to teach. Teaching others has been at the core of my values for as long as I can remember.
I have spent 20 years teaching people that your circumstances do not have to define your life.
So, I jumped in and did the work. It has and continues to give me a lot more than I ever could have imagined.
I get to work a flexible schedule, surrounded by people who believe in personal growth, and I am financially rewarded for my efforts.
The online business world has changed the landscape for mature age people who desire:
To be creative,
To be involved,
To feel powerful and alive,
To be of service to others,
To make a full-time income with part-time hours.
If you desire full-time income with part-time hours, this could be your solution also.
Basically, I feel like I am living a “retired” life, but still being productive. The four core needs of place, people, work, and purpose.
Are you looking for the next best step to your future self?
I encourage you to take the first step.
Visit the resource center for information that will assist you in deciding on your next best step.
Knowledge by itself is the first step.
It creates awareness.
Information is what opens the doorway to personal transformation and who you are "being" in life.
Learning how to apply the knowledge to create your desired future self will require you to be coachable.
Application of knowledge = personal power.
What has gotten you here won’t get you there.
Click the learn more button to access a range of free resources to assist you to make a decision.
Consultant: Coach: Trainer: Marketer
Over three decades working across a diverse range of industries, I have become a very experienced and respected business consultant, coach and trainer.
A specialist in the “art of business”, I have successfully helped business owners in varying stages of the business lifecycle: from start up, to established to multi-generational family business.
As a passionate coach and trainer, I go to the root causes of your business hurdles, and work with you to implement necessary change quickly and efficiently. I also nurture your self-confidence, leadership, and business skills to equip you personally to face business challenges and enable you to better balance your work and family time. I can bring your entire team along with you, through training programs to optimise internal systems, foster leadership and enhance sales skills. The result is business success without sleepless nights and anxiety-filled hours away from your family.
Our team understands the significance of family in all businesses. As a husband and father of three children, grandparent to five fabulous children, I appreciate that most business owners and executives are ultimately working to ensure their families are safe and thriving. Working with you to overcome business challenges and realise exponential growth, he will never forget the need to balance business success with love of family.
Working with BR consulting and Coaching can feel tough at times.
I will challenge your long-held beliefs, provide feedback you’d rather not hear and hold you to account.