Make it happen

Consider how successful entrepreneurs think and act

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Make it happen

Entrepreneurs have an amazing way of viewing the world that’s useful for all of us to adopt.

Session 4: Make it happen focuses on mindset.  That includes exploring what it takes to be a great entrepreneur, identifying your own enterprising strengths and seeing where you can continue learning.

Building on the previous three sessions, this session will allow you to take one idea forward and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to it.  We’re not saying you need to be an entrepreneur but adopting their way of thinking will stand you in great stead.

You will ask yourself two key questions: what is one doable idea? and what is my next step?.


You will explore how…


    Ageism continues to exist in the workplace.  At times, it may limit your options in terms of finding employment.  However, it doesn’t have to, and we can look at alternative solutions for your unretirement.


    Despite common misconceptions surrounding entrepreneurship, seniors are thriving.  Their business success rates are impressive.  You too can overcome any limiting thoughts that you may have.


    Growing through continued learning and development is motivating and uplifting.  Finding areas to strengthen as well as areas to develop will undoubtedly help you and your unretirement idea to flourish.  You’ll create an initial personal learning plan.



You will leave more ready to…


    An entrepreneurial mindset is a set of skills that enable people to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings.


    We can all benefit from becoming more entrepreneurial.  Come away with a way to build upon your own entrepreneurial qualities and mindset and apply this to your idea.


    Creating an action plan will help realise your primary unretirement idea. An idea that takes into account your dreams, core values, strengths and limitations.



Take a step forward

The Unretiring

Session 4: Make it happen will help you

see how to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to your unretirement

Session 4 experts include:
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Beverly Jones

Executive coach, writer and podcaster

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Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, author and entrepreneur

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Kerry Hannon

Career strategist and author

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Paul Tasner


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Rob Law MBE

CEO and Inventor of Trunki

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Wendy Mayhew

Author, speaker and entrepreneur

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Foundation course

Session 4: Make it happen is the fourth session in our Foundation Course

The entire Foundation Course spans 4 weeks with a different topic covered each week.

Read more about our whole Foundation Course


Frequently asked questions

For a full list of our frequently asked questions, please see our FAQs page

Our Foundation Course is being delivered live digitally using:

  • Virtual learning: tutor-led, live, online sessions
  • Group tasks: conversations and activities with other people
  • Online: always-on, always accessible


Our experienced facilitator will coach you through the course, using videos from expert contributors to spark discussion and develop your thinking.

All course materials and videos will be available to participants following each session.

We believe that you will benefit from the strength and support of your peers. They are people in a similar boat to you and you will undoubtedly have shared experiences. We would love this community to support each other throughout and beyond the course.

You will have the same facilitator throughout the Foundation Course, who will get to know you. At any point, you can contact us with any thoughts or questions, and we will aim to respond within 24 hours.

The Foundation Course is delivered over 4 weeks, with one 2 hour session each week.

The time commitment is therefore 8 hours.  Additional reading and assignments are available if you wish to delve deeper.

Anyone who takes The Unretiring Foundation Course will have access to the course materials for their lifetime.

As long as you are a member of The Unretiring, through our Monthly Membership, you will have unlimited access to our learning library of all courses and information, as well as access to our community forum.

No, not at all.  The Unretiring Programme has been designed with limited technical experience in mind. We use the latest virtual learning software that ensures a seamless online learning experience.  Our facilitator will guide and support you throughout.

We recommend however that you use a laptop or computer with a screen large enough for you to participate in session discussions and communicate with your peers effectively.

We are really keen to encourage and support people to become self-reliant, appreciating the difficulty my generation might have in finding employment.  So we place a great deal of emphasis and instruction on helping people develop an entrepreneurial approach to whatever they do. But at the same time only risking what can be afforded.

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Colin Serlin, Founder
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