Success? Now what?
We have all heard the question be asked, “how much is enough”? Well it depends on the person.
Some entrepreneurs can’t help themselves as they continue to grow the next idea and the next business. Others, like writers or musicians, only have one in them. Many realize that all these years they have been working towards building and then bang the company sells and everything changes. They have made more money than they ever thought they would make and are barely 40. So now what?
Lots of questions come up. Will I ever work as hard again? Do I want to work as hard again? What is the next idea? Do I have another one in me? What will I do every day? How should I be spending my time? How do you go from nonstop day to day to a clear calendar?
These used to be conversations people had at 60. That is when they would move into the non-profit world to give back. The times have changed.
Slowing down is never easy for someone who is a doer. It is about changing priorities. The importance of giving yourself time to regroup is huge. Without space you can’t think about what’s next. Spend time in areas of importance like family and friends. Exercise later in the day. Take long walks. Giving yourself time to just have a clear mind.
Having the financial success you worked so hard for is a gift. We will see more of this from the tech world in the years to follow. I would say to any of those who find themselves in this situation…..use that gift wisely.