This idea of a lifestyle business is something a lot of people don’t fully appreciate, especially the older generation. It often comes with scepticism, an increase of awareness of possible scams and fear of the unknown.
There is also the perception that older adults are less capable of adapting to the latest technology.
Many seniors, my husband included, resist the virtual world. He has found it easier for me to deal with all the administration of the house as more and more services are shifting online.
I can easily understand where he is coming from; it can be overwhelming with all the new technology around us. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, social media, online banking, and a collection of digital devices, we can’t avoid them, but instead of resisting them I decided to take advantage of them to make my life easier.
As you may be well aware, technology is in every aspect of our lives. We all want things to get more comfortable and faster, and as an older adult, it is crucial not to underestimate how technology can help us in our lives.
Many of the government agencies, banks, shops, and multiple services are encouraging seniors to get more and more familiar with the digital world.
We are living the information age where you can get answers to your questions instantly. For me, it has been an excellent avenue to stay connected with my sons, close families and friends who live in different parts of the world.
I have been taking advantage of being informed and connected to gain knowledge and know-how, and digital literacy training has given me the skills and confidence to access information and services online.
I remember, several years ago, technology was a lot more complicated – someone had to develop and manage everything for us, and it was an expensive process. Nowadays everything has changed and, thanks to the internet, I discovered a lifestyle business.
This lifestyle business idea was something that intrigued me. I had a lot of questions I needed to ask and went through in-depth research to satisfy my concerns.
What is precisely a lifestyle business or a digital lifestyle?
A lifestyle business can mean so many different things for people, but for me and many others, is the ability to live a life of freedom and flexibility. It provides financial and geographical freedom while working on something you love. It is about having choices, controlling your destiny, your environment and creating a business that supports the life you want.
More importantly, a lifestyle business means making a significant impact in the world, and, in my case, having the freedom to be available at any time when my sons and close family need me and having the means to do so.
If you are a person who is not used to technology, and you don’t like change or may fear that you are a little older to start an online business; you will find it interesting to know that:
The average age to start an online business is the late forties – to be precise forty-eight (48), and so many members are in their fifties (50’s), sixties (60’s), and even seventies (70’s), this is what I found out from The SFM community I belong to and other educational companies out there are experiencing the same.
Being a carer of my husband has been a rewarding job, but I always knew I could do more. My driving force is to be of more value not only to my family but to others through an avenue that I love doing, and the digital lifestyle has provided that opportunity.
I wasn’t searching for just another online course; I was looking for support and guidance; a community of like-minded people who want to grow and desire to better their lives, physically, mentally, emotionally, financially.
I knew I lacked the life skills required to be confident and self-reliant. So I am learning new skills, re-educating myself but I am also conscious that to go forward, it takes a lot of personal development and personal awareness.
I believe we have tremendous potential that lies within ourselves, all we need is to envision a much brighter future for ourselves, and that is when personal growth is essential if we want to pursue our potential. Personal growth has been beneficial to me in the emotional and spiritual level.
Understanding who you are helps in your decision making, for the person you are and the person you want to be.
What would be the life you want to create for yourself? What would be the freedom that you want to achieve?
If you are the kind of person who wants to feel challenged and want to do something that is exciting, the lifestyle business offers that opportunity. No matter your age. It is all about the desire to reach your potential.
Yes, there are a lot of new skills you will be learning, it is about commitment, but if you follow the comprehensive training and put it into practice, you will find things start to happen. The tools and technology are available at your fingertips, take advantage of this opportunity.
There’s a different path to getting what you want…
If you are not sure where to begin or where exactly to put your initial efforts, you might find interesting to know that the On-Demand Workshop training will share some useful insights and ideas that might have a profound impact on your online journey and in your life in general.
Or maybe, just like me, you tried an online business in the past, but it didn’t work for you
Perhaps, you are ready to go to the next level and want to increase your cash flow. You are confident and you know you can do it, you are willing to dedicate and put the effort to make sure you do it the right way.
I highly recommend you check out these On-Demand workshops to learn more about our system or how to get started working online today.
If you have any question or want to share your online experiences, feel free to contact me in the contact form below.
To your success!