My Story

My name is Jacquie Harkema and I have created Sixty Something Now.   A few years ago, I decided that there must be other people out there at this age, wondering what’s next!  Many of us are not ready to just veg out and enjoy the ‘golden years’ the way the previous generations did.  What do you want to do now?  Who do you want to connect with?  What do you want to accomplish?

What I have started here and will continue to evolve, is a way for us to connect and learn about each other.  I’ve started with a blog.  You may or may not have an interest in everything I write but I welcome you to subscribe to it and comment if you choose.  My plan is to evolve and grow into more than just a blog.  I’m working on having a way to really connect all of us… And I mean every one of you who is reading this now. The Internet is such a wonderful, fun thing and I’ve been intrigued with the concept of marketing on the Internet for a couple of years.

My husband Jim and I live in Ann Arbor Michigan.  We’ve been married since June 2007, and have been together for about four years prior to that.  Jim, a widower, has three married daughters and seven amazing grandchildren.  I have an adult son who lives in Bolder, Colorado with his fiancé.  They’ll be getting married in the summer of 2015.  He has created Inspire Golf.  We enjoy our time with our family.

Jim and I enjoy our main work, marketing LegalShield and LegalShield Identity Theft Plan.  We’ve done this for a number of years and enjoy connecting people to accomplished attorneys to access their legal rights.  Recently, because of some things that have transpired in our company, we have a reignited excitement about our work.  We are forming a collaboration with other professionals to provide excellent risk solutions for small business owners and employee groups as well.

I believe that everything we do in our lives helps to formulate everything we accomplish.  I have lived my life with various philosophies from early on.  One of them is to accept every decision I’ve made as a learning experience.  We all do things on which we can look back and feel some regret.  But how does that serve us?  Is it not better to look back on our life’s decisions and remember that we made them with the best intentions and best knowledge we had at the time?

I enjoy reading books from which I can learn.  In the past three years, some of those books were: Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, Tribes by Seth Godin, All Marketers Tell Stories by Seth Godin, eBoot Camp by Corey Perlman, Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill, The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, Living at the Summit by Tom Hill and John & Elizabeth Gardner, The Absolute Best Way in the World for Women to Make Money, by Lorna Rasmussen & Paul J. Meyer, Made to Stick by Dan Heath and Chip Heath.  I consider myself a life-long learner.  I find it exhilarating to learn new stuff!  Some of the more recent books are:  Younger Next Year, by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge, MD and Speak to Win, by Brian Tracy.

My philosophy… The best is now!