Living outside of the United States has been an unwritten item on my bucket list for years, but I never gave it any energy. Last summer, I decided to seriously explore it, which led me to Lisbon, Portugal.
Taking this trip was a significant step towards making what felt like an unattainable desire my reality. Being there for a month allowed me to experience what it would be like to live there. I learned how to catch the train locally and cross-country. I made friends. I co-worked. I practiced the 10 words of European Portuguese I know. I also learned what neighborhoods I want to live in, and that being no more than a 15-minute walk to the Metro station is a priority.
I’ll share more about my trip in the future, but it really got me thinking about the process of moving from, “wouldn’t it be nice” to a goal I’m actively pursuing.
Is launching your business a “wouldn’t it be nice” thought, or is it a goal you’re actively pursuing?
One of the first steps is to make the decision that it’s what you really want, even if it will take years to become a reality.
Several of my clients have a goal of going into training and consulting after retirement. I’m working with them now to get clear on what that looks like, who they want to work with, how much they want to make, and how they’ll position themselves to prospective clients. We’re also looking at what they can do right now to build their personal brands and nurture relationships for future opportunities.
I’ve seen too many people wait until they retire, only to find themselves overwhelmed by all it takes to get a business up and running. In as little as five hours a month, you can be laying the foundation for the second-act career of your dreams!
If you’re looking for a strategic guide to help you through the process, let’s chat.
Here’s what Dr. Rene’ Revis Shingles had to say about our Strategy Retreat: