I was SO excited that I got to Catherine and Barry Cohen. I am sort of a “fangirl” (but not in a creepy weird way), They have a podcast I listen to all of the time called Together 24/7 and I am a fan! It's about building businesses together but we talked about always being together. Which, they pretty much are!
Barry said that he and Catherine were genetically programmed to work together. Catherine's parents built a retail shoe business and have worked together most of their 55 plus years of marriage. Barry's father is 83 years old and still working! They said that he wouldn't know what to do with himself and his wife would end up killing him if he was home all day every day. (Sound familiar?)
Barry and Catherine are business strategists and have a company called Business Solutions for Growth. They work with businesses to help them create a plan of action for their business. We talked about what starting a business as a couple after retirement might look light. Retirement can be boring. A lot of people do this not necessarily for the money, but to do something they really enjoy.
Obviously, you love each other, but If you don't like each other, retirement is going to be hard.
Some couples enjoy always being together however, there are some things Barry and Catherine say are important to remember:
- Find common ground
- Have mutual respect for each other
- Enjoy each other
What if always being together isn't for you?
- Vacation separately
- Have days to hang out with friends
- Keep the things you were doing separately before you retired
- Decide which activities you enjoy doing together and what activities you want to do separately.
Regardless of whether you plan on spending every minute together in your retirement or plan on doing things separately, Barry and Cat say you should figure it out before retirement. Decide what you are going to do, write a list and talk about it. Prepare for always being together.
If you are thinking of creating a business, Barry and Catherine have offered my listeners a FREE 30-minute discovery session. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 602-399-7430
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