If you are not satisfied with your current job, have been made redundant, or are looking for a job to keep you fulfilled while drawing an income in retirement, zenployment may be a good option for you.
Zenployment is a term that describes a second job which is more in line with your life goals and values, and less stressful. It is particularly relevant to people who are looking to retire, or who have recently retired but are not financially prepared. While delaying or coming out of retirement may seem unpalatable to some, research shows that a gradual, rather than sudden retirement is a healthier option, keeping you physically, mentally and socially active.
Of course, there’s no need to wait until you retire to switch to your dream job. After all, as psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote: ‘the most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do.’
This article offers some options to help you get started.