All he wanted was a dignified retirement… a little comfort and respect after a lifetime of hard work.
Here’s what he got:
A gorgeous condo with a fantastic ocean view. A doorman who takes care of everything and a maid who keeps the place clean and does the laundry. Fabulous meals at the city’s best restaurants.
Freebies. Discounts. Special treatment everywhere.
And never a minute spent waiting in line… anywhere.
Thanks to Panama’s Pensionado Program, he says
“I’m living like a celebrity!”
Is this life possible ?
From International Living
It’s great getting feedback. But so many want to hit the big payoff too soon, building any type of organisation, service, or business takes time and patients which will allow you to correct problems before they become problems.
The fox said to the chicken. Don’t be afraid, I just want to play. The chicken replied, don’t be surprised I just need to run.
People don’t need you to help them walk and talk, but if delivered as a service that is a service, and not an individual peddling possibilities. The reaction is as I explained in my email replies, by doing it as part of an expanding networking group, exchanging ideas, cultural experiences and group adventures. The result is a win towards a growing consistent financial payoff.
Play honest and win today and tomorrow !
Many people enjoy discovering and learning about others. This is why walking for health with a bonus of conversation while adding new members to your group, and as it grows create subgroups with interchanging interest that make it a happy event weekly.
Pricing is very important, it must be the same for all and it cannot feel unreasonable or not worth the amount. We believe we got it (thank you Wendy and Jose) twenty seven dollars and seventeen cents(27.17$) every two weeks each walking member, plus divided equal charges for any special events. The most successful added event which does not require the group to pool money but just make sandwiches, has been what we call the potluck sandwich picnic.
It’s a people thing, if you can smile, be yourself and open your mind to other opinions you create an atmosphere of joy that invite many seeking happy moments which evolve weekly into new walking conversations and events. Starting right is the trick, this horse does not allow you back on if you start wrong. We learned from each other as we experimented with friends of friends to understand what makes some trust what you are offering as something worth paying for. If you believe you are ready to explore a new adventure and add some coin to your bank account drop us an email or comment.
Warning: We are new at this, so lets grow and learn together.
Sorry it took this long to get back to you, but Wendy was not comfortable sharing information in regards to pricing and creating activity programs. But we have a compromise worked out on how to present the results of the project and help those interested in trying it.
The other team members are reviewing what they also want published and it will be out in a few days.
Hello again. Tonight after long talks over warm coffee (one tea, Wendy drinks tea) we discovered that it is very important to stay within our script, which is based on our early conversations to help us with introduction of our-self, fees, and service. Our target group are life experienced and are ready to discover more, so explaining what we are about and why it cost has to be as simple as asking for a glass of tap water. If you ask someone for a glass of tap water the request is understood, there is no misunderstanding or other meaning, we are what we do and the price is geared to a comfort zone, which is bases on a program that starts with being a walking companion and leads to building a social walking lifestyle group, focused on each members health and well being, all at individual billing.
The great surprise was that after four(4) days the group grew with members inviting friends and the explosion of walking conversation topics went in many directions of interest. The most important item we stumbled upon with this project is that the members were comfortable with billing twice per month and not one monthly bill, we also learned that payment dates of the third(3rd) and the twenty seventh(27th) of the month worked best.
Well we are calling it a night and adding a few more pages to the project, next time we will explain the pricing amount and most importantly the hello zone that gets you the customer.
Remember when I talked about people walking as dog walking to earn. Well the project is almost over and we believe it can work in most markets and communities.
To start I don’t want you to think of walking people on a leach, I was expressing that the same affection can be used on people. Getting paid to spend time with someone would surprise you, but it should not, there are many seeking to share their time and life experience with a trusted stranger that will not judge or pretend to care, but be an honest, caring listener.( Think of dating services )
There are still a few more conversations to be had with members that were part of the project and I will post the results soon, and yes they all made money, some more than others, but we are understanding why and refining as we move ahead.