I always knew what I would do when I retired. I told just about everyone my plan was not to have a plan (which is unlike me). But instead my plan was to take the time to develop a plan (which is not unlike me).
Even this plan changed quickly as my dad had soon passed away unexpectedly (see prior blog). It was then, after he passed, I turned my attention to myself. To explore what I want to do for my next chapter, the best years of my life, after my full time career. Because I know my work is not done.
There were things I knew I wanted to do right away. Books in the stack I had saved to read. Audios I wanted to listen too. Videos I wanted to watch. I also wanted to improve my diet plus engage in more healthy activities. And take the time to dream and scheme what I want to do next all at the very same time.
So I created what I called my daily “Greg process”. A very introspective process. A daily regimen that incorporated what I wanted to do. I knew if I did not to build this into my daily structure there would be a good chance it would not happen. I knew I had to be very deliberate plus measure my progress.
Each day, to this very day, begins with affirmations, then listenings, readings, watchings along with a healthy dose of walking, biking, or recreating. I take time each day to dream and scheme about what I want to do next. I created a vision board & mini-business plans to carry it out. Soon I added writings to the mix, developed a story board to organize all my thoughts and then I even wrote a book.
I have measured everything throughout because I believe in the power of measurement for personal accountability. I have made great progress on my dreams in short time. My vital health stats are the best they have been probably since high school. I firmly believe we can all do whatever we choose to set out to do.
My plan was not to have a plan but to take time to put together a plan. Which I did and am glad I did. More on what I plan to do next in my very next blog.