A big announcement: the launch of Prime Time with Bec Wilson
The moment is finally here.
I am thrilled to announce a BIG new project, the launch of the podcast called Prime Time with Bec Wilson produced in partnership with Nine Podcasts. But before I tell you all about it, I want to explain where it comes from.
My world has been undergoing a delightful transformation, and maybe yours has too. As my kids started spreading their wings and becoming more independent, I found myself with a sense of nervous freedom. And I’m calling it. I’m a few months past 47.5 right now and I think this is the beginning of the best bits of life, the start of what I’m calling affectionately my Prime Time. Almost all of you here are already in yours.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my kids. I don't even want an empty nest at this time - I love them popping in and out, ignoring my requests to tell me if they don’t want dinner.
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I know from watching all of you who have been reading How to Have an Epic Retirement in your 50s, 60s and 70s that the years ahead can be the best years of our lives, if we get out of our own way and live them to the fullest.
But, here's a nugget of wisdom I've gathered from watching you: we need to start discussing the steps we should take to lead a longer, healthier, and higher quality life way before the typical "retirement age." We need to extend the concept of our "best years" to encompass the 10-15 years BEFORE retirement, when we have more financial flexibility to shape our lives into this exciting next stage.
So, as I mentioned, I'm giving this stage of life a new name. I'm calling it our PRIME TIME of life. For me, it begins at the powerful age of 47.5 and stretches all the way through and well into to our EPIC RETIREMENT. And there's solid science backing this up.
Research involving more than a million people in the western world says that 47.5 is the bottom of the U-curve of happiness. (Which you can read about in the book).
It's around this age that many people start realising that the career climb, even if they scaled to the top, might not be the ultimate goal. They begin to understand that their work and the reasons they wake up each morning can be more meaningful if they choose.
Around the same time, many of us start seeking more from life than just "more stuff" and "more career achievements." We yearn for meaning, purpose, relationships, and above all, health. And wouldn't you know it, these are the very things that research shows lead to longer, happier lives! Of course, we can only do that if we have financial confidence, so we have to have that too.
And, if we start talking about this stuff from 47.5, and we keep talking about it we naturally arrive in our epic retirement with plenty of fuel in the tank. We get there healthier, more financially secure, more fulfilled by our work, and more secure in what we want from our relationships. And that places us in the enviable position of choosing how we spend our time—perhaps embarking on longer trips, working part-time, and gradually easing into retirement at our own pace. Sounds like a much better way to approach the second half of life, doesn't it?
So, today is the big reveal. Today I’m introducing PRIME TIME, a high-quality podcast that I've had the joy of producing in partnership with the Nine Network. This podcast is for all of us in the second half of life who want to live long, live well, and thoroughly enjoy it.
I get to ask ALL the questions. I want to dive deep into what will make this phase of life absolutely fantastic, with insights from experts and pioneers. After all, there are no set rules for navigating this second half for our generations. Just 50 years ago, we expected to live till around 70. Today, we could live well into our 90s! We're the first generations with such long lives and such grand expectations for the second half.
Let's figure out how to live the SECOND HALF of our lives well. So, come with me and let’s explore what our Prime Time can look like, together.
I invite you to listen to the trailer here: It’s just launched. The first full edition will be released NEXT THURSDAY the 19th OCTOBER 2023.
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On THURSDAY the 19th OCTOBER I’ll be launching a NEW weekly newsletter called PRIME TIME. Please, share it with your friends! Because this audience may be a little broader, it is in a completely separate newsletter to Epic Retirement and you can find it at primetimers.net.
Epic Retirement’s weekly newsletter, available at epicretirement.net will flip to being released in the first half of the week - probably Mondays or Tuesdays as time and juicy topics allow!
Epic Retirement subscribers will receive my syndicated national newspaper column which is featured on the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today over the weekend in a simpler Epic Retirement email too, so you get it while it’s hot.
If you love the concept of the Prime Time with Bec Wilson, or have thoughts on things you’d like us to cover, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together let’s make our prime time the best years of our lives.
Many thanks! Bec Wilson
Follow Prime Time with Bec Wilson on social
The Prime Time with Bec Wilson podcast will have some new social handles, and we’d love to play with you on social media.
Pop on over to our very new and fresh Instagram and Facebook pages and be a part of it all. Our little excerpts and lessons will be posted here and we will be having some big conversations.