Leaving a business you love can be really tough, this is especially apparent in founders of family businesses.
The business is part of the family and leaving it can be akin to asking you to give up your identity.
However, as this piece points out, this stage in your life can be exciting and leaving a legacy that future generations can follow, in the form of a successful and fulfilling retirement can be as rewarding as running the business.
It is not a simple transition and it doesn't need to be rushed but a well thought out succession plan that involves retaining a sense of purpose beyond the business, you can continue to inspire your family!
Who am I without my “CEO hat”? What will I do with myself after I step away? What will the next chapter look like for me? I’m not sure who I am without this position, and I want to look ahead with excitement and anticipation to my new role, whatever that may be.