Successful business people with knowledge and experience are perfectly placed to choose and control their future, electing when they cease ‘working’ for money or pleasure, not having it decided for them.
This trend is manifesting itself today as we see the most talented using their skills and experience in many different ways, simultaneously and consecutively, for as long as they are able and willing, ignoring the government's official retirement age, and the tradition of a single career.
There are so many outputs of the new Plural life, from having multiple sources of income to having many circles of colleagues or carrying many business cards!
Pluralists have a flexible working life which adjusts to fit with everything in their orbit - whether that is exciting and stimulating work, family commitments, a desire to chase a passion, or anything else that may occupy their waking hours.
Some Plural careers are made up of a main job plus a non-executive directorship or two. Others might involve publishing books, blogging, giving speeches or earning as a consultant.
You could be starting a business with a friend or colleague whilst being a non-executive director, investing in property, start-ups and the stock market. You could be many things and anything you wish, while still enjoying your well-earned holidays!
Steffan Williams, CEO of Newgate Communications, Pluralist