Rebooting For Success

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I could ask you how long you spent preparing for adulthood but I think I already know the answer. Most of us spent a lot of the first third of our lives taking action for success in the second.

We actively pursued an education we found our interest and practiced them with a passion.,we probably found the love of our life.

(or at leastthe first one) and we may have even started our families during the first third—–all setting up how we were going to spend our “productive” years.

It is time to reset,retool and reboot for success. Practically speaking for me that means getting excited about planning trips to determine where I might want to live during the cold dark winters I now endure instead of enjoy.

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It also  means that rather than being fearful and resentful of life changes. I will be more creative about how and where I spend my time.

“Our real problem,then,is not our strength today:it is rather the vital necessity action today to ensure our strength tomorrow”.                Dwight  D. Eisenhower

The actions for success in the next phase of my life are different than these actions I have previously taken.
These actions are about engaging with my new goals and ensuring that I am ready for the future.

These actions will prepare me for all the opportunities and freedoms that I can look forward to instead of tying me to the “productivity” I now have.


Boomers are expecting to live much longer and much healthier than their parents did. Many of us will keep working because we need the income but many others will continue to work for the mental stimulation and socialization that a job can provide.
That doesn’t mean we have to do the same things we have done for the last 30 or more years.
Don’t get me wrong, I love what I am doing right now.

I just want to expand and grow into someone with more diverse interests than I have right now.

As always I see education as the key to rebooting and the first step in taking action for success. The opportunities for continuing education are great both on—-and offline.
Online we  have access to the best and the brightest
The University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s  first nonprofit,tuition free accredited degree-granting,online university.

World Education University (WEU) also provides students around the globe to better their lives through quality education. Weu  is not yet accredited but is pursuing accreditation.

In addition,list of free online education courses from the world’s top universities can be found on “Open Culture”. Universities represented include Stanford,Yale,MIT,Harvard,Oxford and more. Currently there are over 30,000 hours of free audio and video lectures listed.

There truly is a great availability of traditional free online educational classes. There are multiple targeted online opportunities to expand your education in whatever field you choose.

My personal education goal is to learn to  better monetize my interest so that I am supplementing my income while informing and educating my readers.

My expectation is that what I enjoy doing the most will continue to change and evolve,but if I truly continue to understand online marketing. I will be able to pursue my interest in a way that helps me and also helps the community around me.


Taking action in my educational pursuit. I have enrolled in Wealty Affiliate University.
There are five certificate levels in WA and you can complete the first certification level for free. In addition, you can develop and host two free websites on WA.

However, the learning is never ending and with a premium membership (only $19 the first month) you become a part of an extensive community whose basic premise is to support and grow everyone in the community.  The founders of WA are also very active in the community.

Each lesson in the formal training is very action-oriented. It is difficult to move forward with your training if no action is taken.
In addition, the courses are designed so that if you take action as recommended, the learning is fun and is not overwhelming or stressful.
No one is out to show you how much they know, they just want you to be successful.

There is no question that I have made the right choice in reaching my goals of a delightful and stress-free third third of life.

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If you have any questions whatsoever or need a hand with anything feel free to contact me. You can also leave me a comment in the comment section below. I Love hearing from you.

Much love & happy writing






4 thoughts on “Rebooting For Success

  1. Hello thanks for stopping by Matt and thanks for your input and yes you are correct we need that new mental stimulation by learning new things and earning money a new way.Take care and keep coming back,Darrell

  2. This was really a great article Darrell. Everybody needs to reboot and learn something new, go down a new path and find a new way to earn an income. You did a great job of demonstrating the need for this. Getting new mental stimulation, learning new things, earning income a new way. Great post!

  3. Jonathan thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed the article,yes us baby boomers are getting of age where we do need to prepare for the next stage in our lives.Thanks for stopping by Jonathan and don’t be a stranger great getting your input,Darrell

  4. Darrell, I got to tell you I have been moved by this post. I’m so glad you point out the obvious, boomers working after retirement just to fulfill their interests. It is true, we all have interests we want to fulfill and with the sources you mentioned in this article, the free online university and Wealthy Affiliate, there are now outlets to get us plugged in with fulfilling these desired interests. Thanks for writing.

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