"Bold Not Old" began as a way for me personally to express my own style and love of fashion and all things fabulous. Like many of us we reach a moment in time where the light bulb goes on and we realise we are not immortal. For me it was a couple of health issues, a stint in the hospital, all served to remind me I was getting older. The truth is I thought I had more time to get old!
Bold Not Old was a hobby I guess, I enjoyed dressing up, getting groups of people together and chatting about all the possibilities that life holds and how to solve the annoying not being seen and heard.. Along the way I produced a tabletop book with lots of fabulous inspiring people who strutted their own inimitable style and personalities, and orchestrated a successful launch for the book, which I might add was a fabulous evening and lots of fun.
The next step in the plan was to take the book and myself on the road and create an awareness around positive ageing. The Great Interrupter, a world pandemic shifted the landscape and threw not only myself, but the world into an awareness of what is important, what did we really want our lives to look like?, who would have thought!
With every interruption Big or small comes the opportunity to reflect and adjust, this was true of Bold Not Old. Here I was with something that was very reliant on face to face, things like Soiree's, Talks, Luncheons, all were the tools for building a following and delivering my message of Being Bold Not Old. The ensuing months and lockdowns facilitated a good long look at what was possible for Bold Not Old, where were we going and just as importantly what was it I wanted to do? Time for change!
I threw myself into researching the area of Social Entrepreneurship could we make a difference and still do well, meaning could we make money? . My research uncovered what was happening in the world in relation to The Silver Economy, Experienced Entrepreneurs making a difference in big and small ways. I uncovered this area of looking at ageing and opportunity as an Encore career, was this the direction for Bold Not Old? The simple answer YES!
My soul searching uncovered what floats my boat, the thing I could get my teeth into so to speak. I have always been an Entrepreneur and the changing social landscape around ageing and the need to create and sustain ourselves way past the time we thought we would have too has opened up new and wonderful opportunities, this is one of those Entrepreneurial opportunities.
What Bold Not Old now offers is the opportunity for those people who are 50+ to plan and implement their own ENCORE careers, which may not necessarily be a job but a business that is entrepreneurial and sustainable.
Whether the answer’s yes or no to what is on offer here you’re in luck because you now have the opportunity to change your life. How would you feel if you didn't have to roll out of bed at 6am or sacrifice your morning journaling and fresh carrot juice or having to show up to a 9-5 job?
START YOUR DAY YOUR WAY!
And then what? How about doing what you love, helping others, opening your laptop to an inbox full of gratitude.
All with ample extra time to make play-dough with your kids or grandkids, or give your person a shoulder rub or make mid-afternoon smoothies!
Space to breathe, laugh, create, help others, travel, dance, the list goes on These and so much more is what you’re working toward.
A life that involves a whole lot less sacrifice and a whole lot more magic starts with this choice right here…
The Only way to Predict the Future is to Create it..