Retirement is about being free to do what you want when you want. It should happen as early in life as possible, and you can do it in a relatively short time.  All you need is a business that provides you a good income with minimal work on your part.
 
When choosing the kind of business you want to create, look for a business model that can produce income far into the future based on work you do today. I chose to work with internet marketing because I can work from anywhere and can control when I work. I have no employees and no inventory and start-up and operating costs are low.
 
I watch many of my friends lose their purpose when they retire. Their job gave them purpose and identity. Retirement sets them free, but they don’t know what to do with that newfound freedom.
Live your life with purpose. 
 
I had lost my purpose. I had many gigs in the first five years after I retired, but none were satisfying.
 
Finally, I sat down with pencil and paper, old fashioned I know but I think better that way.  I wrote down what I liked to do and what I hated.  I decided my niche is helping people live more resiliently. I started building websites and finding companies that pay me commissions to sell their emergency preparedness products. Then I started developing my own products.  I learned what to do by trial and error and finally found a couple of mentors who helped avoid mistakes while moving forward. 
We are stronger together.
I will send you a series of notes to help you get started in your new life.  We will be your wingman. We cover your back and provide our support. We will help you find your purpose, identify your values and be your navigator on your river of life. You are the Captain. We simply help you stay on course. Manage your career as a business and not just a job.  Stay with a job as long as you are learning and growing. Most important your values and you bosses values must be in alignment. When you are no longer in alignment, it is best for both you and your boss for you to either realign with your work or find new work based on your career plan.  We recommend you create an independent income that will set you free from having to depend on a job. Then you can fulfill you purpose not your boss’s. I’m not going to try to tell you what to do. I’ll tell you what has worked for me and how you can apply what works in your business.  The niche you choose and the companies you choose to work with are up to you.  Hopefully, by working together we will help each other avoid mistakes and find ways we can benefit each other.  
 
Do Not Sell stuff just to make money! If you deceive your followers or recommend junk products you will quickly loose the respect of your followers and your business will crash.  I have tested the products I recommend. I am affiliated with most of them meaning I get a commission when you buy the product. Do your own research and make your own choices. By working together, we can help each other make good decisions and avoid scams. Share your experiences with us, but please no SPAM. Put your reviews on your website and share your site with us.  
[thrive_megabutton mt=”Read More” st=”Find your purpose” color=”blue” link=”https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/bill808/blog/retirement-sets-you-free/a_aid/e63ace62″ target=”_blank” align=”aligncenter”]