There are probably more than one Guinness World Record holder living the 100 Year Lifestyle. Particularly records in the category of longevity. I can’t be sure, but it’s a pretty safe assumption.
Not that long ago, I reflected on my 35th anniversary as a chiropractor. I talked about how I wake up every day loving what I do. Imagine doing what you love every day for 84 years… and counting! A 100-year-old man from the southern Brazilian city of Brusque has entered the Guinness World Record book for working the longest in the same company: 84 years.
Loving what you do is actually a cornerstone of living your 100 Year Lifestyle, 100:100. The fact is, if you’ve been living your 100 Year Lifestyle, your 100 is coming. Do you really want to retire at 65 and then potentially live an additional 35 years (or more) without meaningful work in your life? If the answer is yes, congratulations to you for knowing what you want. If the answer is no, no worries. Your wisdom, your talents, your leadership skills, your creativity, your value to society – none of these things have an expiration date on them. You should be looking at your work life in the same way you look at all areas of your life, as a marathon. It’s a long, interesting road ahead.
That has certainly been the case for Walter Orthmann. Despite his extraordinary accomplishment, Walter’s advice for those looking for a long and fulfilling professional life is surprisingly routine: do what you love and stay away from junk food. Read more about this world record holder living the 100 Year Lifestyle, and about his advice, here.