Embracing a ‘Can Do’ Mindset as a Senior Entrepreneur
It’s easy for seniors to get into a negative mindset that prevents them from keeping up with the world, getting things done and enjoying life to the fullest. They may think they’re too tired, too old or just don’t have the skills necessary to embrace a can do mindset.
Retirement sometimes makes couch potatoes of seniors who can still make a difference, but are afraid to try. It’s true this is a fast-changing world and new skills are necessary to do almost anything – for the young or the old.
Most seniors today find it difficult to make ends meet – even after a lifetime of saving money. Pinching pennies wasn’t what they had in mind for their retirement years, yet it’s the way most seniors live.
That can be depressing and limiting. Fortunately, today there are ways seniors can begin new careers and learn new skills to make their lives better. But before you can take advantage of these new opportunities, you have to develop the right mindset.
To get yourself in the right mindset to become a senior entrepreneur, do some research and find out what you have to know to begin a startup online business. Don’t worry if you’re overwhelmed with information.
Narrow it down as you go to skills you could learn or perhaps already know and decide how you could turn a passion into a profit. By the end of your research period, you’ll likely be enthused about the possibilities that exist on the Internet.
If you’re short on computer skills, you may want to think about joining an online help group or taking a class at your local college. Keep negative thoughts at bay by chatting with other seniors online.
Social media is a great way to foster friendships and find others who are in the same boat as you. Stay away from negative people or those who tell you it will never work. You’re never too old to change your mindset and you may have to bend a little to wrap your mind around starting a new business and learning skills you never thought about.
But, the quality of the rest of your life will be determined by the decisions you’re making now. Don’t label yourself by your age – or call yourself old. Envision yourself as an entrepreneur who is reinventing him-or her-self and find and do what you need to develop skills which will lead you to success.
The world is changing rapidly and you should embrace all of the good things those changes have to offer. Remember what Mr. Ford said, “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!” And make up your mind to make it fun! 🙂