One Year Later: “Safe Harbor” Nonretirement

It’s been a year this week since I traded managing for blogging. It’s been great for me. I’m enjoying my new job, working hard at it, but loving it.

In my new job, nobody reports to me, but I still work full time, and in the general area I love: business planning, starting businesses, and entrepreneurship. Blogging, writing, teaching, speaking.

I like to call this "safe harbor." I’m 60 years old this year, I needed a change, and the company needed a change. But I dread the idea of retirement. The safe harbor idea because what I have now is a job, and a full-time job, but it’s a refreshing change. This feels a lot better than running the company. I’d done enough of it. Ironically, I think I’m working as much now as ever, but really liking it a lot more.

Meanwhile, it also opened things up for new management. Does that make sense?

So here it is a year later, this week. The company’s going strong, the new management team is doing great. Yesterday we formally launched Email Center Pro, an excellent Web-based solution for companies managing shared email boxes like help@ or info@ or marketing@. It’s based on a specific problem a lot of people have, and a solution we used in house for years and then rebuilt, from the ground up, to take advantage of what’s happening on the Web.

3 thoughts on “One Year Later: “Safe Harbor” Nonretirement

  1. Tim,

    Lead the way and I will follow!

    My father was the one who urged me to look for the retirement in early literature, etc.

    I could not find.

    I love your approach listed in this post. Your not retired, just doing something new at this point in your life.

    Matthew

  2. Great!-I've heard it said that a great part of happiness in life is doing what you enjoy and making money at it-sounds like a labor of love that you have found-and I'm enjoying your 'Safe Harbor'-keep up the good work-you are a GREAT help to a lot of us out here-and THANKS!

  3. Great!-I've heard it said that a great part of happiness in life is doing what you enjoy and making money at it-sounds like a labor of love that you have found-and I'm enjoying your 'Safe Harbor'-keep up the good work-you are a GREAT help to a lot of us out here-and THANKS!

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