Meeting the Challenge to Earn an Income while in Retirement
by Larry Steward, Work In Retirement Coach
Working in Retirement: Facebook Group
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Maybe I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, however, I'm looking for ways to make the time we spend in this group as productive as possible.
thought it would be more helpful if I listed some questions that are designed to learn about your ideal situation to earn income while in retirement even if you think it is not realistic. We don’t have to be realistic yet. Put that aside for now. If you don’t have clear answers, that’s understandable and OK. We are here to help you find solutions.
Even if you have no idea of what you may like to do, think about what level of income you are aiming for and what type of situation to earn an income appeals to you. The starting point is for us to learn where you stand today so we can help you move forward.
We’re all in this for the same purpose. As a group member, please accept the responsibility to support other members and contribute as best as you can to share information and offer support as it will benefit all members.
As your resident coach, I will add my thoughts, advice and any resources to those who respond. However, to really blow the lid off making things happen, wait until you see the magic of group brainstorming taking place!
Each member of this group has a lifetime of experience to draw on and offer meaningful support. Once we are operating as a fully functioning group-brainstorm-machine, watch the magic unfold! You will be amazed at how quickly we can start moving mountains and make marvelous things happen.
So please answer the following questions with where you stand today and post your answers in the forum. It’s one thing to say you want to earn an income but that alone does not give us enough to build on. It’s just logical, the more we know about what you ideally want to do next, the more we can help you find a way to make it happen. What are you thinking about doing next to earn an income?
What do you find frustrating or difficult about this challenge?
Can you give us an example of what steps you have taken to date?
How long have you been thinking or doing something about this?
If you tried something but it didn’t work, what was it that didn’t work?
If you could wave a magic wand to help solve this challenge, what would your wishes be?
If you knew you would not fail at trying something new to earn an income, what would that be?
How will your life change when you start earning an income again?
Have you spent money trying to solve this? If so, what did you spend money on?
What else should we know about the challenges you are facing?
Thanks for sharing thoughts about your situation. Your contributions will benefit all members. Stay tuned for our responses.