When You’re Too Young to Retire and Traditional Employment Has Let You Down

 Imagine job security WITHOUT a job.

We all want job security so we can sleep well at night. BUT for those of us over 50, it can be difficult because of the story we were told. Go to school, get a good job, work hard, be loyal and everything will work out. Now we know the story has changed. Whether you’re unemployed, underemployed or scared to death, you may not make it to the financial finish line with traditional employment. The endless cover letters, the ignored resumes and the tenuous job situations are not going away. Traditional job security is a thing of the past.

 I hated looking for a job after I turned 50.

  • I hated having to tweak my resume
  • I hated being rejected for jobs I know I can do
  • I hated waiting for the phone call that never seems to come
  • I hated the feeling of vulnerability and powerlessness

Maybe you feel the same way.

After being laid off by a Fortune 500 company over two years ago because work had dried up, I decided I couldn’t face another job search. I committed to myself I was going to learn how to get paid for my expertise WITHOUT applying for traditional employment. Whatever it took I was going to strike out on my own. I honestly didn’t feel I had any other choice.

I now know the hardest part of making the mental leap from traditional employment to being your own boss for people over 50 is believing that you can do it. Once you do that, the easy part is finding  people to pay you for your expertise. I never would have known that unless I took the leap.

If you’re over 50 and in the position I was, I’d like to show you how to fearlessly take the leap to being self-employed.

My Story

You would have thought I would have no problem getting a traditional job. I have two masters degrees. I have years of engineering and sales experience. I’ve had four books published. Every one of my previous employers thought I did a great job. And I live in Austin, TX, which is booming with new business growth.

Recruiters and companies should be knocking down my door. But I’m also 58 years old. And whether it’s ageism or something else, the traditional job market has dried up for me. And I know I’m not alone.

So, I chose the only option left to me and struck out on my own. I’ve been “doing my own thing” now for over two years. I don’t have it all figured out, but I’ve learned a lot, and now I want to share it with you. I especially want to share the mistakes I’ve made so your transition will be easier and less stressful than mine was.

I’m on a mission to help people who are too young to retire transition from traditional employment to being gainfully self-employed.

I see too many people who are probably like you – underemployed experts who are stuck simply because they don’t know how to package and market their expertise. Everyone over 50 has experiences and knowledge that are valuable to others, but not everyone knows how to find the people who would benefit from their capabilities. I want to change that.

Step One

Okay, so you have some expertise. How do you find someone to pay you for it? That’s the number one skill that people over 50 who want to strike out on their own are missing. We’ve never needed it before, but now it’s essential.

Just for you I’ve created a FREE 5-part mini course How to Find Your First Customer for People Over 50. It’s a course delivered right to your email inbox with five easy lessons over five days.

In it you will learn…

  • The three different ways you can interact with a customer
  • The major differences between applying for a job and finding a customer
  • Why it’s easier to find a customer than an employer
  • The three different strategies for finding customers
  • Sample scripts and emails to get you started
  • How you can find a customer and start getting paid in less than 24 hours
  • Secrets to being successfully self-employed
  • Resources for freelancers
  • And more

It took me two frustrating years to learn these lessons so you wouldn’t have to waste any time taking wrong turns or feeling overwhelmed.

Don’t wait as long as I did to get started.

Even if you still want to find traditional employment, there is no harm in learning how to independently find customers for your expertise. You never know when it will come in handy.


You shouldn’t have to reinvent yourself.