Not talking about your sexual peak. Not talking about the media's point of view of your peak.
Lets talk about your career peak....When does that start?
In my view, you are just entering your peak at 40 for a woman and 50 as a man.
Once you enter your peak you have 20 years to leverage as much benefit from that time as possible. It could last 20 years, 30 years, or more depending on what you do.
In the lead up to your peak you were earning your strips. At 18 when you started your career you didn't add a lot of value. In fact, its the other way round, we have to put the effort into you to get you up to speed.
In your 20s you are busy earning your first strip. In your 30s you earn your 2nd strip. At around 35 you add your 3rd strip and by 40 you have got a lot of value to add to any organisation.
Our society wants you to think about retiring in your mid 50s or 60s. WHY???? At that time you are in the middle of your peak, leveraging your knowledge, experience and wisdom. Why would you get out???
I am currently 45 and determined to keep on adding value till I can't talk anymore. My peak could go from 40 to 80 years.
My grandfather died at 100 and one week. He had his drivers licence until be was 99. He worked and added value till the months before his death. I plan to do the same. He ran his own charity, raising money for a variety of local not for profit organisations and it gave his life meaning as well as longevity.
I don't ever want to retire. If you love what you do, you won't want to stop, doing what you love and making a contribution in any way you can.
Naturally if you hate your JOB and can't stand working, then you are not living your full potential. Discover what you love and you will never work a day in your life.
Now the trick is to make sure you have built on your personal power, emotional intelligence, initiative and confidence, so that when you enter your peak you are ready to go and leverage all that period of your life, has to offer.
If you haven't worked on your self awareness, leadership and management skills then it will be difficult to step into your peak and you may find, you never do. Spending the rest of your working career earning your 1st, 2nd or 3rd strip.
Give me a call anytime to discuss your peak and what you need to be doing to make sure you enter your peak, leverage your peak to its fullest potential and ride your peak all the way home to your very happy ending.