by CK Dillon · Filed Under: African American Baby Boomer Financial Pages
Baby Boomers We’re Not Done Yet!
Can you believe it! We Baby Boomers are actually getting (gasp!) older. But that doesn’t mean we are done. Not by a long shot.
Want proof? Check out Willard Scott on TV in the mornings that he pays tribute to centenarians. It seems Mr. Scott has a waiting list of eager participants who have reached the magic 100 years-young, five or more years ago. But check it out, we’re not done yet!
Boomers being true to form are taking getting older to another level. Getting older does not mean we’re done! We’re stepping it up a notch!
If you are one who will actually admit to watching television, you are bombarded with hundreds of images a day of 20 – 30 year-olds, who seemingly have taken over the airwaves. It’s like they’re saying, “Over 50, you’re Outta here!”
Well, as they say, “That was Then…”
Many of us have refused to accept the retirement standard and “fade gently into the night.”
Some Baby Boomers, like those centenarians of the previous generation, continue to raise the bar and buck the trends.
We Baby Boomers have now reached what in the not too distant past was considered retirement age, the age of the Golden ‘Get Outta Here’ Watch.
A less than hearty pat on the back during a hastily put together ‘going away’ party, a few jokes by the boss about how you won’t be missed, and it’s over. How do I know? I had one of them suckers . . . got the watch too!
Thing is, as you can see, I was the one in a hurry to get out of there.
I had things to do. Things that did not include fishing or golfing my life away. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with fishing or golfing . . . it’s just not me.
I had a new life waiting. And I must say, I have not been disappointed. Some of us choose not to retire. Retiring is so last generation. Like I heard a Boomer female announce a few weeks back, “I’m not done by a long shot.”
Look at the “comebacks” by Baby Boomer performers. Where’d they come back from? They never left! They just got on with their life, did other things in other places. Now they are back here doing new things or resurrecting old things making them new again.
My point is Baby Boomers aren’t making a “comeback”, because we never left.
Some of us, due to the recent downturn in the economy (it’s not politically correct to say Recession) are discovering new ways to be productive.
Some of us who faithfully worked for 30-plus years have lost our jobs due to businesses closing or filing bankruptcy mere months before we reached full retirement with benefits.
Then there is the ever popular technique of right-sizing and down-sizing, which are only non-confrontational ways of them saying, “YOU ARE …
What I’m saying is some of us have taken that opportunity to re-invent ourselves. We have made the attrition from working at a 9 to 5 job to small business ownership, mostly work-from-home types.
If you are one of us who has reworked the mold, congratulations! We’re not done yet. Not by a long shot. Have fun with it.
If you are intrigued by the possibilities, if it has been in the back of your mind for awhile, but you have yet to take the plunge to small business ownership, all I can say from experience is, go for it!
Pull, push or drag it to the front of your mind, make it a priority, jump on and try it out. As the saying goes, “Try it, You’ll Like It.” You just may surprise yourself.
I have found an excellent company to work with and I work it 99.9% online. No cold calling, no warm market hassles, no 3-foot rule. None of that.
I’m not saying it is a breeze by far. On the contrary, it takes work on your part. Nothing, however, that you cannot learn.
That 9 to 5 that left you out in the cold was work too, wasn’t it, but you learned it. Take control of your life. Next time you get left out in the cold, let it be because you CHOSE to go skiing or snow-boarding or skinny-dipping!
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