Mike is in the Half-Retire Hall-of-Fame. Mike spent twenty years of hard work building the largest courier company in the state. He lived 200 miles away from his family for a year and a half while launching the business. Growing the business took a physical and mental toll on Mike.
The courier business is 24/7/365, so it’s hard to shut out the noise and stress. However, the financial rewards were many, so Mike kept plugging away.
After a health scare, Mike decided something had to change, and he put Half-Retirement in motion. Mike did it right. He rethought every aspect of the business and his role in those areas. It took time, energy, and a new way of thinking, but Mike has not been in the building for over three years.
Yes, you are reading that right. He has not set foot in the building for three years.
Mike shared a concern with me that will make you chuckle. He said, “I have some ideas and would like to go back to work a bit, but I am afraid. What if some of the team doesn’t know who I am?”
We should all be working to have this problem.
Mike’s significant equity income from the business allows him a house in the woods, bucket list golf travel to the best courses in the world, a hunting club membership, and a carefree life. Way to go Mike!