“What else would I do?”
That’s the answer I got when I asked Jake why he still does what he does at 84 years old.
Jake is the outfitter at Brent (a tiny town in Northern Ontario), where we recently vacationed. Jake also owns several cottages he rents, runs the general store, cuts grass, removes trees that have fallen on the road, and moves canoes around like someone much younger.
Jake’s knowledge and wisdom about being in this park have kept thousands safe as they venture out in a canoe into the wilderness.
Despite all the work, though, he can’t imagine stopping.
How much do you like your career? Are you going through the week, impatient for it to be Friday? Do you dread Mondays? Are you counting down the years until you will retire?
What would need to be different to start living and working more like Jake?
I’m not proposing you work for the rest of your life if you don’t want to. You don’t even have to love the work you do.
But, what would it take for you to go to work and be ok with being there?
Better yet, what if your work was just a part of your lifestyle?
It’s what I’m going for.
Want to join me?
You’ve got this.