How Did We Get Here?
We just got off the phone with the good people of Art Gush who are now consulting ArtisticPreneur on the next step in their evolution since they ridded themselves of us and the Over 50 focus. Being over 50 in the US has new web address and it’s Over50USA.com. But how did we get here?
Formerly One of the Topics of ArtisticPreneur.com
We’re not angry with ArtisticPreneur.com. Really. We are actually happy to start a new website that focuses on our passion, which is being over 50 and living in the USA. Seriously. No kidding. Over50USA is a market that we love most. We think it’s inspiring to see people in their “Second Act” going after their dreams more than ever.
We’re Not the AARP
Some of the questions we have been getting is whether or not we’re trying to be the new AARP. Absolutely not. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. They also champion positive social change and deliver value through advocacy, information, and service. Their vision statement is to work toward having a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams.
Our Mission and Vision
Okay, now that we’ve spelled out AARP’s mission and vision we do see aspects of it which we share. Our mission at Over50USA.com is to help those who are over 50 in the USA realize their dreams now that they put off for some reason earlier. Also, our vision is a world in which everyone (especially those over 50 in the USA) does something that they are passionate about. Yes, we admit it, we got the idea of dream pursuit from our work with ArtisticPreneur.
Realizing Your Dreams
Of course following a dream is easier said than done. Some folks are on very limited budgets so the thought of taking on an aspiration may just be too expensive. This is where we enter with the encouragement that they find something that parallels the original dream. Let’s say for example someone wanted to be a doctor yet had never been to medical school.
This may be too expensive of a process right now. Plus, for some it would also entail getting a Bachelor’s. In our earlier conversation with Art Gush, they talk about this approach as being purpose driven. An over 50 person might look at the doctor’s purpose which is to help others get over sickness and to stay healthy. Is there another, easier to attain profession, that does the same thing?
A Dream Alternative?
So what might be an alternative? Maybe to study something that is more attainable. Yet, by the same token we don’t want to discourage anyone from becoming a doctor if they have the means or have found a way to work toward having a means. ArtisticPreneur.com continues to inspire us in that regard.
Dreams can also include ways of helping people. This can be especially satisfying for those over 50 because it can be a way of giving back. But whatever dream you decide to pursue, here’s to you being successful!