Retirement means many different things. To some, it is a time to focus on family, hobbies, travel and just do what comes to mind. For me it means time and the means to do something else!
I am blessed with having enough income to live and enjoy many things in life. I am not wealthy, but neither am I concerned about living expenses. Unless the market crashes!!
Being somewhat free I now have a new goal: inspirational/motivational speaking! It is something I have always wanted to do, but wasn’t prepared to invest the time and costs in developing a speaking platform. Plus, I wouldn’t have had the courage to stop what I was doing and go into this competitive field cold turkey with no dollars coming in to provide for me and my family. Now I can.
In the last five years I have written two books that have become platforms for speaking to various groups. Here is a partial list of groups I have spoken to: AA groups
High school assemblies
Career talks at high schools
Trade association conferences Entrepreneur groups
Topics have included:
Inner peace and making a living
How to finance your business
Stories about people who have been successful
Finance concepts for high schools
Control issues we have and how they hold us back
My talks are not based on my wisdom; they are based on wisdom I have collected over my life. I am a much better collector than creator of wisdom! In order to meet my goal my number one need right now is to get all the speaking engagements I can in order to improve my speaking ability and continue testing the messaging I have with listeners. My biggest asset is my friends, of which I have many! So I am asking all of you for help in getting me some speaking gigs in the near future. I can come most anywhere, at most any time and can tailor any talk to the group that you are involved in and their interests. I am very willing to do these talks for free for any group that you have. Schools are especially of interest to me as I enjoy talking with young people about their futures. All I ask is that I am allowed to sell books at the event in order to capture some of my investment in them as well as my time in developing the talks. I do still have some time commitments for other things in which I am involved. My ultimate goal is to make a “business” out of this with paid speaking gigs at events that are capable of paying speakers. But for now, I just need experience.
For me, this is a lofty goal. It is something I have always wanted to do but could never quite see how I would do it. Now that I have the time, I am going to give it a full bore try! If you have an event coming up where you are looking for a speaker, please consider me! Feel free to email me or call and we can discuss your ideas. Thanks!