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I would be working in high-tech, either IT or in product engineering/development. I would be continuously figuring out new solutions to problems. I would be creative, using both my left, analytical brain as well as my right-brain, to create these new solutions. I would be producing something tangible that help people, i.e., using technology to help people. I would be working with people of diverse disciplines, backgrounds and cultures who all work collectively for a common cause and who put the cause above their own selves. The work environment values space to think and explore on one’s own. I would be making enough to be comfortable and secure.
I would be working in a position that allows work-life balance, allowing my time away from work to be free from constant thoughts about work, yet challenging my creativity while at work as I am a process person who is constantly looking for process improvement. The position would either be a remote position, allowing me to work from anywhere or at least allow for occasionally travel on a national basis. The company would be service oriented, putting the customer experience first with a vision/mission that fits with my personal beliefs. Pay would be at least 1/5 above my current salary.
In 10 – 15 years I would feel like I am realizing my potential, accomplishing my purpose and was financially independent. I would have the flexibility to travel internationally for work and or pleasure and investing in the lives of others and making a difference on an individual and corporate level. I would be able to help organizations define and move into their destiny by helping them focus on their purpose and aligning their corporate and strategies to get there. I would like to help organizations move beyond the profit motive to more holistic goals like giving back, improving the environment and or creating internal community. A natural extension of that would flow into work on branding and marketing communications – so that their purpose was clearly communicated by their brand identity and their corporate programs and presence.
In addition, I would have started at least one self-sustaining enterprise or non-profit foundation.
In 10-15 years I would like to have developed and invested in good relationships, family (blood-related and spiritual) and friendships and may be married to someone who is a great partner in life, work, music, and/or ministry endeavors that inspire hope and faith, bring positive impact, and support worthwhile causes.
I would be doing work I was created to do best -utilizing my strengths, knowledge, experience and aligns with my passions, interests, and creativity. I would be working with a great manager (or perhaps I may be a co-leader) and team of people who trust and respect each other and enjoy working together, and with good teamwork I would have successfully designed and launched at least one good product and implemented engaging training that solves significant challenges. With these successful projects, I would have put together a good work portfolio that speaks for itself and attracts good clientele.
I would like to be fully financially independent where I would be able to afford to do work I enjoy without worrying about how much the pay is, and instead, be able to give more generously of my time, talent and resources. I would be continually learning new things and developing my skills and expertise, which I could use in the service of others.
I would also like to have and be part of a music team or ensemble that can do outreach and ministry and also have good relationships on the team.
In the process, I would have opportunities to travel some around the world, become a good communicator and proficient in a few languages. I would be filled with the fruits of the Spirit, continually growing in character in a vibrant relationship with God, and in good physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and able to share God’s hope, faith, joy, and love with people as I walk with them through life.
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me…one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)
In all honesty, I anticipate being retired in that time frame. However, that being said, I am not referring in any case to being “retired” in a traditional sense. I am involved in a lot of activities and in supporting organizations and folks in those organizations. I anticipate in the future I should have even more time for that. However, I want to be involved and support those efforts that I feel are providing me the highest added value and where I believe I am having the most positive impact. Of course, intertwined with all of this, is my greatest hope to be happy and satisfied, in whatever I do. To do something, just for the heck of it, well I would not be very satisfied consistently if that was the norm. So I feel part of my challenge, in the upcoming years, will be to find those organizations, activities, etc. to participate that are most appropriate for me.
I will be working in a health related field, ideally improving treatment and/or diagnosis of cancer, immunologic and/or infectious diseases. The company will be nimble and creative like a startup but the financial stability of a large company. The people will be friendly, open, smart, creative, big-hearted with a clear vision of the big picture. The compensation for my work will be generous and I will feel like I can believe they pay me to do this all day! Oh yes, the job will involve travel to interesting places.
I thought in 10 -15 years would be looking towards an Encore Career path, but since I completed my undergrad degree much later in life, I’m hoping finally find a work place/career path that I didn’t have access to without a degree. I looking for a 10 years of putting a great deal of energy into a position/career path where I can make the most of my skill set, follows my passion, where I can be a contribution and finally recognized and compensated for that contribution and would allow the best of me to be utilized on a daily basis. I am very skilled in being the supporting high level intelligent dynamic executives who strive for excellence. I have many skills I have been able to transfer to different work environments, industries and work well in a diverse population of colleagues at all levels. I am attracted to that meaningful work of non-profits but thrive better in the stronger infrastructure, compensation, benefit and flexibility of for profit organizations.
After 10 years, which would be used to create a financial foundation, I would determine if I would like to keep moving forward because I’m still passionate about work, or to scale back to diversify activities in my life, volunteer work, more extensive travel and perhaps engage in an entrepreneurial pursuit that fuels the creativity in me.
In 10 to 15 years, I would love to have at least started, if not almost completed a doctorate degree. I’d work for a terrific employer and be working towards having my own practice if I didn’t already. The income from the practice would support my husband and I comfortably and provide a solid foundation for eventual retirement. I’d have the flexibility to travel, spend time with my children and attend their activities, while performing a job I loved, that challenged me and had a solid purpose.
i will be living in a house i can call home, with the woman that shared the dreams and aspirations we have for our life and our family we build. i would be working from home or while traveling and working with my wife together as a unified team building prosperity and leadership within and around ourselves along with our organization of leaders. i would be traveling the world with my family and finding new ways to network with other great entrepreneurs while exploring and sharing the adventures and memories, i would have a group of leaders on a monthly basis talk about the days of tomorrow while we are celebrating the gifts of the present. i would have all of my toys from desert to snow, from instrumental to studio based toys, from nature sights to city lights of traveling. From a standpoint where assets have been established to pull me away from the financial race and go back to focusing on the human race. All in pursuit with reaching my potential in pursuit of providing hope for the greater good and a family legacy to carry on.
In 10 years I will be 71! Wow. I will be finally at my ideal weight of 170lbs and physically healthy, practicing yoga and light weight lifting, and walking.
I will still be happily married to hubby Steve. We will be living somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by nature but not too far from the city.
We will live in a 3 bedroom, simple condo because we choose to spend our money on traveling to see family AND every other year to Ireland. I will have my
Irish citizenship for sake of having it 🙂 I travel with my daughter and am able to walk well and be physically strong to see some of this world with her.
I work part-time either volunteering or being paid, preferably helping young girls age 16-20 to discover their gifts and provide encouragement for them to believe in themselves.
I am by know a “seasoned” arbitrator for FINRA and am called often for their case work. My marriage is good and satisfying having worked out our differences and
being much better at being married. If not, I have divorced my husband and have found a new relationship in which we have shared interest, shared beliefs, similar personalities and super “yoked”! I will also volunteer at inspirational, spiritual and transformational seminars.
In 10 years, I would be looking at retirement, less focus on career, more focus on pursuing additional personal interests (vacations, family events with kids graduated) and perhaps non profit/ volunteer to pay it forward.
Expect technology will be an even more integral to life, hopefully society has matured and improved. We are out of the recession, US is safer and there are more opportunities for education and prosperity for all who are willing to work for it.
My income will no longer depend on a 9 to 5 job. I will have finished writing a book about my past through the present about my battles with alcohol and drugs. I will be out sharing my story, (with friends of relatives of addicted individuals), so those who think there is no way out will hear that there is. I will give back in time and money to people and institutions that assist those in addiction.
I will be working out regularly, and finally be back to great physical shape for my age. My eating habits will be more healthy and balanced. I will get to spend time with my granddaughter and both daughters and their husbands. I will live in Phoenix most of the year, and elsewhere for the other part…sharing what I’ve been given along the way.
I would have purchased at least 2 more rental properties to establish a steady flow of monthly income, ($3,000-$5,000 depending on whether I buy 1 or 2 more properties).
I will have flexibility to be able to work from home or while traveling
I will spend my summers in the Pacific Northwest
I will continue dancing and performing to stay physically fit and active as I age
I will learn to play the piano to be able to accompany myself for singing
I would like to study classes on health and wellness coaching and life coaching
I would like to figure out a way for my sisters and I to live closer to each other, to be able to be a part of each other’s lives more regularly instead of only seeing each other a few times a year.
I would like my next career to be something that I feel I am using my gifts, something I have passion for, something that makes me jump out of bed in the morning in anticipation of a new day! And do something that I feel is making someone’s life better…. inspire and encourage others.
I will find a career that is flexible, pays enough to live comfortably and allows me to work from home at least part time. It would combine my present skills and interest in nature, art and helping people.
I will continue developing art skills and get into bigger exhibitions or have my own.
I will have friends to spend time with and maybe have a partner.
I will travel to Costa Rico, South America, Europe, Far East, Alaska and National Parks I haven’t seen.
I will continue swimming, biking and running, triathlons and maybe get to Ironman Hawaii and other World Championships.
I will write a book, even if it’s not published.
10 to 15 years?! I can’t even think beyond today. I do know that in 10 years, I will be a decade older than I am now—assuming I live that long.
All kidding aside, in 10-15 years, I will be facing retirement—at least according to the societal structure of today. Often I feel like I am living like I was retired now but that is a different story.
1. In 10-15 years, I will be much less concerned with a “career” and more concerned about living my life in accordance with he gifts God has given me to make an impact in the world around me. I will be less anxious about WHAT I do and more concerned that what I do has purpose and meaning.
While I struggle to this day as to what that really looks like, I do know that variety, creativity and flexibility are key. I know that I cherish connections with people as they travel along their journey. I do know that repetitive routine is a death march but I know I need some structure and accountability.
This job-related puzzle is the hardest for me to clearly define but in 10-15 years, I will have forgotten about this struggle.
Recently, I have been thinking of some goals. So here it goes:
2. In 10-15 years, I want to be stronger in my walk with Christ than I am today. (This may be a scary statement: no one promised rose garden).
3. In 10-15 years, I will still be as happily—even “happier-ly”—married to my wife, Carol.
4. In 10-15 years, I would like to have written a book—although I have no idea, as of now, of what it would be about.
5. In 10-15 yeas, I would like to have publish an illustrated children’s book I have already written.
6. In 10-15 years, I don’t know if I will still be running as I am today, but I see myself still in good health and in shape—at least for an older young person.
7. In 10-15 years, I will visit Banff and/r Jasper Provincial Parks in my home country of Canada.
8. In 10-15 years, I want to look back on 2016 and say “Life was as good then as it is now. I learned a lot”.
9. In 10-15 years…..this one has no content. I just know that an odd number of anything is more artistic and memorable than an even number. So I end, with this with my ninth and final, “In 10-15 years”
In 10 to 15 years I would be working in a high level project management position leading cross functional teams. Ideally the company would be one that would directly benefit the community. I would be able to use my creativity, problem solving abilities, and my management skills that would help motivate my teams in a positive way. I would have achieved a balance with my work and family. I would be able to travel to see family, friends, and new destinations.
I would be working in a Senior Project Manager position leading cross functional teams. I would be in an industry that provided a real benefit to the community. I would be working with team members who are as passionate as I am about the work and how we can really make a difference in people’s lives. I would have freedom to push ahead projects and problem solve any issues that come up. I would have a work life balance that would allow me to pursue my career but allow me time to enjoy time with my husband, children , and grandchildren.
In 10-15 years from now, I WILL be retired. To get there, I will be successful in my last career change. The work I will be doing will energize me daily, gey my butt out of bed early every day to work in a field that provides major benefits to mankind. The job will give me a great deal of personal satisfaction, yielding appreciation from all those I interface with.
My vision is to have a career that allows me to integrate my project manage skills with my transition change management passion and expertise. I am energized by getting results through people, and feel a project is not truly successful unless the end results are achieved and people are adopting the new technologies, capabilities, etc. once they are deployed.
I need to work for a company who cares about their employees, and rewards and recognizes hard work and a job well done. Ideally my co-workers and I would have mutual trust, admiration and respect for each other, and with any luck, I make some good friends along the way and we actually do things outside of the office.
I need to make enough money to enable my financial independence, and to reduce my work hours to about 30 per week and/or at least have a lot more flexibility on when and how much I work in 7 years.
Work life balance is extremely important to me. I actually love working, but I love my family and friends more, and I need to ensure work life doesn’t take over and consume my life. I need time to unwind and focus on my physical, mental and spiritual well being.
Lastly, I would be thrilled to work for a mid-size company that is doing something positive to affect the lives of the community, planet, and well being of others. I would love to shift to a new industry, but I’m not sure how to approach this.
In 10-15 years I will be “retired” from conventional work, and doing volunteer work coaching kids. At that point in life, my house, the purchase of which is on the back-burner for now – pending my next and hopefully final career job, will be paid off in full. I’ll be spending a lot more time with my lovely bride and my kids, enjoying life as full as cab be. In between that, my next and final job (I truly hope) will find me getting up each morning eager to work, energized, and excited to be at my job.
SO- what might that look like? Working for an organization that actually adds serious value to this world, and is will to pay me what I believe Im worth. I’m a creative thinker who enjoys finding nontraditional, “thinking outside the box” solutions. And, I’m great at getting other people on board – to buy in to the ideas/ concepts generated. The job itself might entail improving internal processes, but the organization must be one that does add significant vale to mankind/ society / the world.
10-15 years from now seems like a very long time in the future! However, I’ll give it my best shot at this juncture in 2017: I am co-founder or co-owner of a small business with an international/global market for services: professional, legal, tech, health & well-being. I am based in the US with at least 1-2 international trips abroad/year, have a globally minded and worldly knowledgeable professional staff to support my endeavors. I go to an “office” 3x/week with the flexibility to work form home the other 2 days. Work/life balance is extremely important to me and my overall health and well being. I work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, provide some good to planet earth, have an impact and make a significant difference in my clients’ lives. I help clients see the big picture while paying attention to the intricate details. Culture is extremely important to me….how I see it, how it gets interpreted, how positive, fruitful outcomes emerge as a result of the cross-fertilization.
I am financially independent and stable, having paid off credit card and car loans. I have the freedom to travel and vacation when I want. I have discovered some secrets with technology that make all our lives easier and better, cleaner and clearer, rather than just having to keep up with the next thing. My yoga practice is deeper than ever and I am physically fit, emotionally thriving, and intellectually stimulated. I feel content with all that I have done with my life and shared with others.
I’ll be wrapping up a career that has added something to society or the world. I’m not sure if I live in the US anymore or just travel to where I need/want to go. My background in Finance and IT has helped create solutions to better lives through things I have worked on or the products I have created. I am with love ones and people that have been involved with me in meaningful projects creating a better life for them and the things around them. I am with people I enjoy and who’s integrity I respect. I’m picturing myself still physically active, traveling to interact with people and the world but having time to stop, relax and enjoy. My job is no longer centered around a desk and a computer, it is interfacing with others on ideas and projects coming to life with meaningful purpose. I am financially and emotionally comfortable feeling fulfilled by what I have accomplished. My spirituality is carried within me and is calm/fulfilled with who I have become.
In 10 – 15 years, I will be “retired”. Probably not the same type of retirement my parents had (leisure retirement), but one where I have outside interests – global travel, volunteering, and doing some consulting on the side. There are several key trips I will have completed by this time – visiting Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. My wife and I will be traveling around the globe, visiting our two grown kids (who are gainfully employed – doctor and pharmacist).
We will have moved out of our house in Cupertino and into our one bedroom unit, which will be our “base” 6 months out of the year when we are back in the Bay Area. We will have rented out our house to provide additional income. I suspect that we will use this money to help our kids payoff their graduate loans. The rest of the time we will be traveling around exploring new vistas and meeting with family and friends.
I will have nurtured my network so I can consult on select projects living the life of a digital nomad. I will also have continued volunteering at Rotary so I can give back to my community. I will be physically active embracing the old saying “Use it or Lose it”.
Life in 10- 15 years, I hope to be retired. I hope to have been employed for some of that time. I see a couple of paying jobs to build up retirement, help my kids get started, pay for the probable weddings and grandchildren.
I want to contribute for the next few (8) years to local needs, then travel and work more to make a difference. I expect retirement to be one of service, enjoyment, then a new community and group of friends. I hope to be able to dance for quite awhile, that my body won’t give out too soon.
I will be retired and financially independent. My home will be near a beach. I will be spending more time with my son and brothers. I will be physically fit and at peace with myself. I will spend time doing volunteer work.
In 10-15 years I will have built my new company into a very established brand within & beyond our industry. Along those years I will have also started 2 other concepts as separate companies or divisions. 2 of these are tech companies, and I will have sold one or both to a larger firm within the next 15 years. I will have reopened a new retail store & that will be the business I’d like to keep & continue, by that time my staff will run the day to day so that I have the freedom to be involved as much or as little as i want. This new retail concept is very purposeful & I know it will be well known as something very special. The money made from the sale of my company will be invested & spent very mindfully so I have the freedom to travel, tithe, angel invest , etc. that feeds my soul & keeps my heart full. Throughout these years I’ve been able to be involved with many other side projects – published 2 books, hundreds of You Tube videos, created special products, & have been a featured speaker at Women’s conferences & at a Ted Talk!
As all that is happening, I am continually taking better care of my health each year as well as my spirit. No longer constantly seeking outside myself, always in reactive mode, now I take the time each day to stay connected to myself, set intention & have clarity of purpose. Self care is my priority everyday so that I can be my very best self everywhere else I go & to everyone effected by me. My health is excellent, love to eat healthy foods & staying active on a daily basis. I get plenty of sleep & look & feel great. Every year older is a blessing & I won’t waste any of it.
I’ll stay connected to the special women in my life, and will love being involved in groups working together. As far as family – I have accomplished my dream family life, or should say, I’ve created that already. I’ve raised 3 awesome children, we are very connected. My husband & I are separating next month. Right now, we are taking one step & day at a time. Whether we end up back together as a couple or not (while I currently doubt it, we’re not making firm decisions on that right now) I believe that we can have a very respectful & loving relationship around the family we made during our 26 yrs together. I do know for sure that I will never again give away my self, my spirit, my light, for someone else’s happiness. I’ll never again shrink down so a partner can feel bigger. My light is coming back & when it does no one will be able to put it out again. My true partner will be the other end of the adapter, when we fit together – the power turns on! I may find another partner in this life, or I may make life itself my partner. I’m not there yet, but I’ll know instantly when I am – my light will be bright enough so I can find my own way.
Spending more time in creative life like picking up the piano again, painting again and sewing/knitting
Continuing to write and publish books; this time with more monetary reward
Focusing on long-term good health with emphasis on endurance and flexibility
Creating a livelihood that allows me to be financially independent as I transition to active retirement
Replacing Sunday dinners with family of my childhood with Sunday potlucks with dear friends
In 10-15 years I will have completed a MA degree, working part-time, volunteering and traveling. I will be debt free and writing: childrens books and short stories. Kids will both be in college and we will travel with them as much as possible.
To put it bluntly, I job I don’t dread when the alarm goes off in the morning. It would have to be in a social environment. I’m a care giver nurturer kind of person. The industry has to fit my ethical compass. I once tried to work for a banking/investment firm. Even though my position had nothing to do with the products the company was selling. It would NOT involve spreadsheets! It has to be all about the interpersonal skills. From a cut-throught perspective it needs to pay enough to be able to live in NorCal without roommates or a studio apartment in a neighborhood that would scare me. I have to be able to feed my main addiction and that is travel. I have friends and family around the globe. We are not getting younger and I need to be part of our shard lives.
Ideally in 10-15 years I would be working with some research institution, contributing to current research in my field, traveling with my wife – would like to see more of Europe and Latin America and reading including the classics.
Would help pay off my children’s student loans and be able to devote 25% of my time to like helping organizations like Niramaya with preventable blindness among the poor in India.
Describe your ideal life and work in 10-15 years. If it all worked out, what would you be doing? Where? With who?
My ideal life work in 10-15 years would be working to improve the lives of others, in a leadership role in the area of healing child trauma/abuse/abandonment or the proactive teaching of parenting skills. I would be working with others committed to this purpose. I would be here in the Bay Area.
Describe your ideal life and work in 10-15 years. If it all worked out, what would you be doing? Where? With who?
I would be working to improve the lives of abused/traumatized/neglected/abandoned youth of all ages. Driving the awareness of child development and parenting skills to a younger broader audience could be part of this mission.
I would be providing leadership to other, like minded warriors for this cause.
I’d be here in the SF Bay Area or the Central Coast.
10-15 years from now might be a time in my life where the financial element would be less relevant and the difference being made would be paramount.
I am financially independent, with enough passive/residual income to support a comfortable lifestyle. My dream woman will have come into my life and we enjoy a good mix of leisure and business activities, consulting and mentoring people building their own dreams. We are active in our social communities, supporting programs that build people’s self reliance and raise living standards for all. We enjoy traveling globally and locally, to relax and also share our fortune with others, hopefully inspiring them to pursue their owns dreams and leave this world a bit better.
In the future, – I will have wonderful relationships with my son and step sons, with frequent contact and loving support for each boy. I will deepen my relationships with my sisters, despite our cultural and political differences. I will maintain my strong connection to the community, with a big network of people I care about and enage with frequently. I willl make more time to spend with the people I love. Financially, I will be comfortable with our retirement plan. Emotionally, I will have more internal piece and confidence, and the ability to let go of the past. I will cherish the memories of my parents and grandparents and stive to bring the good of the past forward. I will be more intentional about my actions, more self aware and achieve my goals. Physically, I would like to loose some weight, be comfortable growing older, become more felxible and stronger and remain healthy
In 10 years I will be retired volunteering or working part time with a cause I believe in.
I am financially independent, with enough passive/residual income to support a comfortable lifestyle. My dream woman will have come into my life and we enjoy a good mix of leisure and business activities, consulting and mentoring people building their own dreams. We are active in our social communities, supporting programs that build people’s self reliance and raise living standards for all. We enjoy traveling globally and locally, to relax and also share our fortune with others, hopefully inspiring them to pursue their owns dreams and leave this world a bit better. I continue to run, cycle, weight train and practice yoga. I encourage my partner to participate is as many of these as she desires.
In the ideal world – Professionally, I will continue to pursue consulting and advising and coaching more because of interest than for financial purposes. Financially will be stable enough that feel secure and not have to worry about finances at all to focus all energy to do positive work in this world. Will be serving the community and giving back to society and volunteer, teaching and also working with kids/students teaching about values in life. Will be able to teach and guide my daughter to work towards and follow her dreams and encourage her and will be able to provide her the support in whatever she wants to do. Being a spiritual seeker, will have time to focus of personal spiritual growth and will like to spread what I have learnt and experienced via book, video or other channels.
Physically, I will be healthy to take care of myself and will be actively working for the society till the last moment. Would like to pursue hobbies, activities that I like, travel to many parts of the world before it is too late to enjoy nature and the wonders of this world, traditions, culture, food and wonderful people. Complete a bucket list before time is up. Even if I have been able to inspire and leave a positive impact on one young person from the next gen. that will be good. My goal will be to produce more than I consume and to give more than I take from this world. Will be happy and contented to leave when the final moment arrives.