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Every Monday – thoughts, observations and ideas that hold up a mirror to who & how we are

Too old? Nah!

Some months back I was working on a course alongside another trainer. It was for a major client who usually likes to have two trainers as group sizes tend to be quite large.

I’d never worked with this guy before, and to watch him run the programme was an absolute delight. He was energetic, sharp, humorous and certainly knew his stuff.

During the lunch break we got chatting. At one point he enquired as to the year of my birth. When I told him he declared “I’ve got more than ten years on you!”.

I was flabbergasted.

I was also inspired.

Given that I am now into my sixtieth year (yes, really!) it could be the easiest thing in the world to consider myself too old, past it. Yet I am so thankful, as a freelance trainer, to be in a profession where age simply doesn’t seem to matter. Also to know that, as long as I look after myself and retain my marbles, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t be doing the work I so enjoy for many years to come.

And two weeks ago, co-training with another freelance colleague, I was regaled by his stories of boyhood memories from World War 2! Most importantly, the course delegates loved him.

It’s so reassuring to know that the wisdom and experience of more than a few decades on this planet can still count for something. I just need to make sure I keep having my five fruit and veg a day!



One Response to “Too old? Nah!”

  1. Spot on Chris, I discovered Life coaching at 60, 5yrs on, I am loving doing what I am doing AND with the benefit of an ability to value others’ rich past FULL of life experiences,lessons learnt etc , lets never apologise for being older!!

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