December 22, 2023

WIFF: Work, Rest, and a Semi-Retirement State

Welcome to another edition of “What I’m Feeling,” my weekly dive into thoughts, musings, and discoveries to kickstart your weekend on a reflective note.

Over coffee this week, I had a conversation with a friend about my current state of “work.” She suggested that I might be on a mini or semi-retirement of sorts and at the end of the conversation, I concluded that I was. So many of us have been conditioned to work until the age 65 and then we’re free to retire and be done with work and themini or semi-retirement lifestyle insists that you can sprint, rest, sprint, rest over the course of your work life.

In our frenzied culture, I am balancing the rhythms of work and rest. I am not sprinting at all. I’d say that I’m between a walk and a jog depending on the day.

READ: “The Four Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferris

IN CASE YOU NEED THIS: The number of daily steps one needs has been argued for years AND I know that I want to ensure I’m hitting my daily step goal so I read this article which showed me how to put my count on my homescreen of my phone as a reminder.

COFFEE LOVERS: Tandem Coffee Roasters, LA PIRAMIDE. OMG! Yes. Wow. Get the whole beans, grind it yourself, and prepare for joy.

LISTEN: 170 “From Zero to Multi-Million Dollar Business: AudacityThis is a “cheat codes” episode. I share how I started a multi-million dollar business with no industry experience or contacts by cold calling brands and making big asks. It’s all about putting yourself out there, even when you don’t feel ready.

Until next week!


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