Can Boomers Still Launch A Successful Business? | Entrepreneurship Extends Beyond Millennials

Can Boomers Still Launch A Successful Business? | Entrepreneurship Extends Beyond Millennials

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Anthony Young, President of Personal Spaceflight Advisors and Author/Design Engineer, hops ion the show to talk about the rise of Boomer entrepreneurs and why it’s never too late in life to launch your own successful endeavor.

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Bio

Anthony Young is founder of the startup Personal Spaceflight Advisors LLC and the author of more than a dozen nonfiction books. After receiving his BA degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, he performed design work for numerous design offices in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Young moved to Florida in 1981 and began freelance article writing while working as a designer. He signed his first book contract in 1982, and that book, published by Motorbooks International, became the best-selling automotive title in 1984. He wrote and published eight more automotive titles.

Young began writing for The Space Review, the online weekly covering space exploration and related subjects, in 2004. He published three books covering aspects of NASA’s Apollo program. He founded Personal Spaceflight Advisors in 2015 to advise high net worth individuals on suborbital personal spaceflight and achievement of their goals post-flight. He is interested is assisting ‘boomer entrepreneurs’ like himself. He currently lives in Jupiter, Florida.

Episode Synopsis

In this episode, Anthony and I talk about Personal Spaceflight and how it is quickly becoming mainstream, led by entrepreneurs such as Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Sir Richard Branson.

Anthony talks about working with the Boomer generation on realizing their potential to launch a successful business endeavor, despite never having any previous entrepreneurial experience as well as how it’s a very viable option for retirement work.

We wrap up talking about what motivates the Boomer generation to start a business venture and tips to make the necessary mental shift to transition from the 9-5 career.

To Learn More about Anthony, visit personalspaceflightadvisors.com

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My Take

Older entrepreneurs tend to get very overwhelmed by the prospect of starting their own business at the tail end of their corporate career, particularly when it comes to technology.

I always say this but you don’t have to be the next Zuckerberg to have a comfortable lifestyle business that supports you and your family well into your retirement years.

That being said, I do recommend older entrepreneurs hone in on what I call their power alley versus trying to do something they have never done before. For the younglings, great! Get out and explore. However, exploration requires a lot of hustle and as a Boomer with a 20-30+ year career behind you, you’ve already done your hustle and soul searching. You know who you are and where you provide value to the world.

So, how can we maximize your earning potential AND do so in your own business rather than for someone else is the real question?

Starting a business has never been easier with the power of the internet and even with a very basic website coupled with a content and social strategy, you can most certainly subsidize your current income, at the very least.

More importantly, you can do it from wherever, give back to the younger generations and enjoy the fruit of your labor with the freedom to enjoy retirement as you please.

Make sure to download my Boomer Startup Kit above for all my tricks on what you should be doing and considering for your transition.

 

Can Boomers Still Launch A Successful Business? | Entrepreneurship Extends Beyond Millennials

Finding Your Authentic Self and Why It Matters | Emotional Fitness is Vastly Underrated

Finding Your Authentic Self and Why It Matters | Emotional Fitness is Vastly Underrated

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Laura Coe, Host of The Art of Authenticity Podcast and Author, joins Entrepreneur Hour to talk about the importance of Emotional Fitness and discovering your authentic self.

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Freedom From the Known: By Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Mastery of Self: By Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Emotional Obesity: By Laura Coe

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Bio

Laura Coe is an entrepreneur, author, and coach working to bring emotional fitness to our daily lives through practical techniques steeped in ancient wisdom.

Laura co-founded Litholink Corporation, a healthcare company serving over 350,000 patients per month nationally. When Litholink sold to a Fortune 500 company, she left corporate America to pursue lifelong passions.

Now she devotes her energy toward writing and coaching, helping others implement spiritual teachings in their everyday lives. Her first book, Emotional Obesity, is available on Amazon today. She is also the host of the popular podcast, The Art Of Authenticity.

Laura is a certified yoga instructor and a devoted 20-year student of philosophy. She resides in Chicago with her son and partner.

Interview Synopsis

In this episode, Laura and I talk about the concept of Emotional Fitness, how many people have neglected this area of their lives and how you can determine if you are lacking in that area, as well.

Laura tells us a story of when she had everything she thought she ever wanted by found herself on an airplane and in tears as she realized a major void in her life still had not been filled.

We talk about the major challenges you should probably expect in discovering your true, authentic self and what you can do to find it!

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My Take

Often times in life, we find ourselves pursuing what we should do versus what we were called to do. The very real pressures of responsibility, being successful, making parents and peers proud, etc, weighs on us and sometimes causes people to pursue a life that’s not fully unique to them.

So, here’s the deal. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 31 years of life it’s that we only bring our best self to the world when we are doing the work that fills our hearts with passion and purpose.

Finding your unique self is the first part of that equation.

But Chris, what if what’s unique to me doesn’t present a viable means of income? I now have a family and would like to some day retire. Pursuing my authentic self is maybe something I could have done in my early 20’s but now it’s time to be a grown up.

Look, I hear you and by no means am I saying this transition will or would be easy. However, what if at the end of your life you look back and realize you were never really your genuine self in the world?

What if those dreams you have now never come to fruition? Are you going to be okay with that?

You see, we tend to over-hype change but simultaneously “under-hype” what could happen if we don’t. In my mind, my worst nightmare is to wake up and realize I stole a resource from the world because I was never my authentic self.

What if Martin Luther King Jr. had never been Martin Luther King Jr.?

What if Steve Jobs has never been Steve Jobs?

We idolize these people and put them up on the pedestal of immortality but we categorize them differently than we even view ourselves. WHY? What’s stopping you from changing the world, starting with your own?

In my view, it’s daring to be bold in a world that encourages you to play it safe. It’s trusting the purpose for your life when logic tells you it’s silly. It’s trusting that inner child in you that had it right from Day 1.

So, I challenge you…Are you ready to listen and be bold?

Are you ready to do the work to discover who you truly are and what purpose and value you were made to provide to the world?

I hope you are and I hope you decide to reach out and tell me about it when you do.

Be the hero in your own fairy tale, don’t just watch others live theirs.

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Finding Your Authentic Self and Why It Matters | Emotional Fitness is Vastly Underrated

Do You Have a Bulletproof Business? | Poking Holes in Your Concept to Fortify a Foundation

Do You Have a Bulletproof Business? | Poking Holes in Your Concept to Fortify a Foundation

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Walter O’Brien, Founder/CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and Executive Producer of CBS’ Scorpion, joins Entrepreneur Hour to talk about hiring an outsourced think tank to fortify your business concept.

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Bio

Walter O’Brien (aka “Scorpion”) is the founder of ScorpionComputerServices.com and ConciergeUp.com, a global think tank for hire that provides intelligence on demand as a concierge service for ANY funded need. Walter is the Executive Producer of the hit CBS-TV drama Scorpion with over 26 million television viewers that is inspired by his life. He was diagnosed as a child prodigy with an IQ of 197 and has mitigated risk for 7 years on $1.9 trillion of investments and has invented and applied Artificial Intelligence engines to protect United States war fighters in Afghanistan.

Scorpion has created over 150 unique technology inventions, is an Irish national coding champion and competed in the Olympics in informatics. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security certified Walter as being of National Interest to the United States and granted him an Extraordinary Abilities Visa EB1-1.

Walter was recognized by the Fort Wayne Base Community Council and the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association for saving millions of lives and was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge and Battle Dress Uniform from Operation Desert Storm. His company, Scorpion Computer Services, won Los Angeles Business Journal’s Innovation award in 2016.

Interview Synopsis

In this episode, Walter and I chat about his “Hiring a Think Tank” services and how it’s benefiting startups to have a team of geniuses literally poke holes in startup concepts.

We talk about how important it is for you to be lowering risks in addition to just growing revenue by fortifying a solid foundation.

We wrap up talking about is TV show on CBS, Scorpion, and how it’s based on his real life story of hacking into NASA at 13 years old.

Hope you all enjoy…

 

To Learn More about Walter, visit ScorpionComputerServices.com

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How to Cause Massive Market Disruption | Altering Your Life to Disrupt YOU

How to Cause Massive Market Disruption | Altering Your Life to Disrupt YOU

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Jay Samit, Vice Chairman of Deloitte Digital and Best Selling Author, joins Entrepreneur Hour to talk about how you need to start with disrupting your life if you want to disrupt an entire industry.

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Disrupt You!: By Jay Samit

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Bio

Accomplished executive with 25 years experience launching new ventures and implementing strategies for global technology and media companies.

Innovative team builder who empowers others to achieve their best work while building lasting loyalty. Reliable partner who develops and maintains long-term relationships with key industry and government leaders. Proven forecaster in financial analysis, project management, and strategic planning.

Trusted consultant to leading corporations, NGOs, and governments on the positive impact of Digital Reality.. Honest, hard-working public and private company Board member who promotes social responsibility in every aspect of corporate life.

Episode Synopsis

In this episode, Jay and I talk about the fundamental idea of disruption and how society can learn to embrace rather than resist the natural evolution of life on earth.

Jay talks about the mental roadblocks people are failing to overcome in order to start pursuing their true desires and dreams instead of staying in jobs and careers they despise.

We wrap up talking about the interesting dichotomy between “failing and failure” as it pertains to achieving success.

Hope you all enjoy…

 

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How to Cause Massive Market Disruption | Altering Your Life to Disrupt YOU

How to Recover From Career Burnout | The Intersection of Eastern and Western Medicine

How to Recover From Career Burnout | The Intersection of Eastern and Western Medicine

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Dr. Romie Mushtaq, Certified Health & Wellness Coach, drops by to talk about integrative practices and how she was able to recover from career burnout and fully heal herself from a life threatening illness.

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Bio

Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD (otherwise known as your homie Dr. Romie) is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in Integrative Medicine.  She completed her medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and University of Michigan.  

After suffering from career burnout and undergoing life saving surgery, she traveled around the world learning mindfulness-based techniques.  Dr. Romie left traditional medicine in 2013, and credits her success as al female and minority entrepreneur to being a mindful leader who puts impact before profit.

She now treats clients at the Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine in Orlando by bringing Western Medicine & Eastern Wisdom together to get to the root cause of brain and mental health disorders. Dr. Romie combines her unique expertise as a highly sought after speaker to teach stress management and mindful leadership to Fortune 500 companies, universities and groups around the country.

Her expertise has been featured on TED talks, Fox News, NBC, NPR, The Huffington Post, and dozens of other national media outlets. Dr. Romie is currently writing her first book on bringing Western Medicine & Eastern Wisdom together for a “Busy Brain Cure.”

Episode Synopsis

In this episode, Dr. Romie and I talk the impact of stress on the body and what can happen if someone operates for long lengths under time with immense pressure.

We discuss how someone can identify and recover from a total career burnout to get things back on track.

Dr. Romie and I wrap up talking about finding middle ground between Eastern and Western Medicine as well as the reasons people hold this two in such radical extremes.

Hope you all enjoy…

To Learn More about Dr. Romie, visit DrRomie.com

 

How to Recover From Career Burnout | The Intersection of Eastern and Western Medicine

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