Emmitt Smith retired at the peak of his game. A true professional that knew when it was time to say ‘I’m done’. A team player that realized he always has to put the team’s (client, customer) best interest ahead of his. Better to retire with class than to continue without being able to contribute at the level he was accustom to and hurt the team in the process. A real, true, consummate professional.
I retired at the peak of my business, too. 6 years of 100 or more sales a year. After my wife's auto accident, I realized that I really needed to spend more time with my family, so... I arranged things in my life so that I could retire at the peak of my game without jeopardizing my clients best interests. I hope you have an end of game strategy or plan worked out for yourself and your loved ones. If not, please let me know how I can help you get one set up for yourself.
I think Emmitt would agree that the next chapter can be really fun & exciting!