Retirement is overrated. Once your income stops…the worry begins. And when you are worried, you do not end up doing all of those things you always hoped you would do in retirement.
Too many people wait to get to the “retirement finish line” only to be disappointed. They miss being challenged. They miss the daily interaction. They miss having a schedule. And the worst part is that too many people wait to do all of those “someday” things until it is too late. Injuries, disease or a lack of energy prevent people from doing those “someday” things.
But don’t worry, it does not have to be like this. Now there is something better than retirement. And the best news is that most people can start far sooner than they would be able to retire.
Welcome to your Inspiremeant.
An Inspiremeant is the inspired life that you were meant to live. In your Inspiremeant you are still working, but in a much different way than you are used to. In your Inspiremeant you are doing work that inspires you, on your own terms.
Most people think they want to retire, but this isn’t what they really want. What they really want is to be able to do the things they want to do, when they want to do them, without having to worry about money. This is what an Inspiremeant is all about.
An Inspiremeant is doing work that inspires you on a flexible basis. This way you can have the time to do the things you want to do, while still having an income come in so you do not have to worry about spending your savings.
If you have been working for 20-30 years doing the same thing you are probably starting to get a little burned out in your profession. Most people think that they need to just suck it up another 10 years until they have enough money saved in their 401k until they can finally escape the rat race.
There is another solution. Instead of sucking it up, doing something that makes you miserable for another 10 years, and then just stopping work…what if you found work that you really enjoyed right now? And what if that work gave you the flexibility to do all of those things you want to do now versus when you are too old to enjoy them? And since it is work you actually enjoy, then you could do it for another 15-20 years. Having income for longer (even if it isn’t as much as you are making right now) is usually better for your financial plan than retiring earlier.
So you might be thinking… sounds great, what is the work I would be doing? An Inspiremeant is not doing a certain kind of work, it is finding work that inspires you specifically. The work will be different for each person.
Each person has a set of unique talents and experiences that help make up the value that they can provide the world. Often times we do not give ourselves enough credit. There is a great saying “A fish cannot see the water that it is swimming in.” You are probably reading all of this and thinking, this sounds great, but I don’t know that I could do it. You are just like the fish that cannot see the water you are swimming in.
The Inspiremeant Plan is just what the name implies. It is a plan to help you figure out how you can start living your Inspiremeant. It is a plan that helps you think about the type of work that would inspire you and a plan that helps you figure how to make this all work financially.