We had a great turnout of Owner/Managers at The Leadership Forum, with one discussion being about retirement. One entrepreneur talked about how he had retired and was now involved in various businesses 3 days a week. Another CEO challenged “Well have you retired then, as you are still working?”. The former replied “Yes, as I am doing what I love doing, without the need to provide for my future driving me”. Another Owner/Manager responded “Well in that case, I have already retired!”. The point isn’t really about the definition of retirement but your state of readiness for that time, whatever you choose to do during it. So, three key questions:-
- What would the ideal “retirement” look like for you?
- What do you need from your current work to provide for your future lifestyle?
- What do you need to change, to prepare for that future?
The answers can be about finance, delegation and time-management, new roles, business performance to attract future buyers, or even moving to a different business. Whatever it might be, preparing your plan now, will ensure you are on the right path for your ideal future.
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Highflyingdivas, 26th February, London, hosted by Pritchard Englefield
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You will of course know about Hollywood’s Walk of Fame handprints, where famous people have their handprints forever captured on the pavement. We now have our own “wildlife walk of fame” created whilst our builders laid the concrete foundation for our new garage. We have our pesky pigeons dancing a ribbon-effect jig. Our local rabbits leaving a small trail of footprints on the edge of the “design”. The local pheasant and, by the trail, a fair number of his harem, and finally, of course, our dog, who needed to inspect all of the above-mentioned footprints.