Starting Late? How to afford a dream retirement!

In a recent article by 2 of my mentors, they shared an article by none other than Robert Kiyosaki. I am taking the liberty of sharing it with all my readers too.

How To Afford A Dream Retirement, Even If Starting Late

“Listen Up…

A lot of people who read my books and come to my seminars are Baby Boomers.

Not surprisingly, retirement is on their mind

Experts say that to have a livable retirement, people should set themselves up to receive 75%-85% of their pre-retirement income

But there’s a problem: most people are headed for a retirement where they won’t meet that standard

Depending on the study, the stats go from worrisome to downright terrifying, with some saying that a quarter of Americans have zero – zip – nada put aside for retirement

Maybe they think Social Security will take care of them? That idea would be laughable if it weren’t so sad. Social Security benefits will not even cover basic living expenses for most people

Plus, why would anyone want to live life in a lower standard? I don’t want to lower my lifestyle just because I’ve retired!!!

So what should a person who’s a Boomer or Gen X’er do if they’re in this situation?

Is it too late?

The good news is, the answer is no

But they have to implement some smart strategies starting now

Here’s what I would do

Start a business

Wait, start a business at MY age?”

Okay, hear me out

I’m not talking about opening up some brick-and-mortar store that takes a ton of money and 18-hour days

Today a person can become an ONLINE ENTREPRENEUR at any age, and make an amazing income

It’s not too late for a dream retirement”

Robert Kiyosaki

I’m a Baby Boomer and so are some of my mentors.   
I look forward to working with you and helping you become an online entrepreneur …
Let me invite you to join our community of amazing people across the world, learn how to build a solid income online and create your own financial freedom …
To your success

Who Am I …
I’m a former Registered Nurse, Clinical Trainer and university lecturer of a certain age (65+).  I enjoy walking, photography, reading and writing and am a Christian in walk and talk!  I enjoy helping others become computer and internet literate and also work towards being successful online with regard to starting their own business, as well as asset management and cryptocurrency investment and training.   Although I reach out to all, I have a special interest in helping those in the 40 – 85+ age bracket so that they can gain the sense of achievement and enable them to work towards gaining or improving their retirement package and lifestyle.  I am here to help you no matter what your age is or your level of experience.

Why is Mindset so Important?

Just recently two successful internet marketers and mentors known to me shared some valuable information which I want to share with you today.

The challenge that came and I pass on to you is … WHY IS MINDSET SO IMPORTANT?

Research has shown that the Psychology of Today’s High Achievers really has not changed much over the years.

There are 3 things that are potentially stopping you from being a high achiever:

  1. It is what you believe (your mindset/how you think).
  2. It is your ability to do things correctly (your skillset).
  3. It is what you do everyday, day by day (your habits).

So, for one to become successful in business and life in general, the most effective way, is to follow today’s high achievers.  Emulate them.  Follow them closely.  Get to know what makes them successful … understand their mindset, skillset and their habits.  By doing that you will get to understand why they are high achievers.

Just take a quick look at some well-known high achievers from the past and the present.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator)
    He needs no introduction.   He had a few rules for success. There were two of his quotes I would like to share with you:  “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent” and “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength”
  • Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).
    With only $7 in his pocket at age 23 he said he knew two things… “I’m broke … and one day I won’t be”.  He also said: “I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today”. His secret to success was to “Show up and outwork anyone”. “Be consistent …. Earn respect”.
  • Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Companies)
    “Enjoy what you’re doing. Be visible and standout. Create something you’re proud of”.
  • Oprah Winfrey. (The Queen of Media)
    “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher” Have a “Clear sense of purpose. Make excellence your goal. Empower those around you. Be thankful for what you have”.

There are so many others I could have shared with you, but …

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Do you think that we, the ordinary people, can learn from the psychology, the mindset of today’s high achievers?

I think so!

 

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Day Ashton

Use Failure and Setbacks as Stepping Stones to Success

Abraham Lincoln once said that his great concern was not whether one has failed, but whether one is content with one’s failure.

Failure should not stop you on your road to success. Use “failures” as stepping stones to success. Failures are not the end product. They help one look for another way, a better way.

Perhaps it is that you need to invest in yourself and improve your skill sets. But don’t be content with failure. Take action. Move forward.

Abraham Lincoln’s well-known quote has much value:
“Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe”.

Take the action needed but … once you’ve sharpened the axe, move forward.

What are ways you can “sharpen your axe”?

  • Define your “why” – see some examples
    Why do you want to start your internet business?
    Why do want to lose weight?
    Why do you need to earn extra money?
  • Take time to set yourself a realistic goal (but don’t underestimate yourself)
    Need help setting goals?   Take a look at my previous articles on goal setting
  • Write down a daily plan of action to work towards achieving your goal/s
    For example:
    – Spend time daily on Personal Development –  Always  be learning and growing
    Learn something new daily
    Put what you learn into practice
    – If you are building your online business, you need to network/connect with others.
  • Learn from and network with those people who have achieved what YOU want to achieve.

In future posts, I will be dealing with some of these points in more detail.

Any questions or comments are most welcome

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Want to know more about Internet Marketing?

Network Marketing … Online Marketing … Is there a difference?

Things can be so confusing when starting or building an online business or
service …
There is a HUGE difference!

Ultimately it is the way someone chooses to market their product or service.  But let us look a little closer.   Ryan Cody McMorris, an internet marketer with years of experience explained it like this …

NETWORK MARKETING
A network marketer is someone who takes a product or service & markets that product or service through other people’s networks. That means – for example, I know Mary and I would love for her to buy or try this product or service and then when she does have a good experience with that product or service, she can go out and share that product or service with her network and they in turn can go out and share that product or service with their network …
ONLINE MARKETING
This is strictly about sales. No multi-level to it. Moving a product into someone else’s hands and making the sale.
HYBRID MARKETING
This means being an excellent network marketer but knowing how to use the internet and leverage the internet in a way that one can build a network marketing business.
In other words, a network marketer should know how to use the internet effectively to build their business. They need to provide value. They need to reach out to others.
In years gone by, the internet marketer could possibly get away with marketing in one or two specific styles.    Not today anymore!
Successful Marketers today need to be hybrid marketers.  It is necessary to integrate the old and new marketing methods or channels and blend them into an effective dynamic marketing strategy.
To be successful online, you need to learn new skills.  Many of theses skills are easily learnt, particularly if one has access (often at no cost) to excellent training.  This can be done at home in your spare time.
Stay up to date with how the internet its moving forward – new ways of marketing- more effective ways. People today want their information quickly!
For more tips on how to market effectively and reach a targeted market, stay tuned to my blog. Make sure you subscribe to my blog and get all the updates.
Oh … here is something to get you started!!Have you used Instagram to market your product or service?
Not sure how to?

Then, here is an opportunity to get brilliant top class FREE training on how to use Instagram to build your business!  Simply follow this link and start moving forward.Take advantage of this superb training.

To your success

Day

DAILENE ASHTON (aka DAY ASHTON)
Internet Marketer & Coach
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1
Blog: http://workwithdayashton.com/