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Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser

This is the podcast for two types of people: those who embrace the aging process and are going through it enthusiastically; and those younger people who want to develop the proper mindset and habits that will enable them
2/23/2021

Answering The Call Of Our Inner Wisdom with Roy Cook

Ep. 74
Although all of us have goals, we can't reach them quite often, or we do it after a long and suffering journey. We might read about dozens of exciting techniques or approaches to accomplish our objectives, and still, some of them work perfectly, some of them don't, or they will work for others and not for us. The answer resides there, in the difference between people. A goal will be easier to achieve if it is consistent with our core values; it must be aligned with who we are, with how we see the world.Joining me today is Roy Cook, author of the book A Fool's Errand. He is an entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist, and author. Roy has an academic background in Physics and Math; he also worked in Procter & Gamble for seven years, and he worked in sales all over the West Coast. After more than 20 years in the corporate world, Roy started having panic attacks. He later discovered that his health issues were caused because some of his activities were clashing with one of his core values, integrity. That is how he decided to become an entrepreneur, and 11 years after living in alignment with his values and making his own mistakes, he retired.In this episode, we talk about core values and their relationship with every person's life-goals. Roy shared his journey through the corporate world and made him quit and start his own business. We talk about why it is essential to focus on our core values to succeed and live a life of peace of mind and fulfillment. We also talk about our values' origin, and if it is possible to develop values we don't have.Tune in to Episode 74 of Rejuvenaging, and learn why your goals are falling down and what you can do to fix it.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a little bit about your book? (3:46)What is a value, how do we define it? And how do we determine those things? (8:32)Your education was in math and science, and then you moved into marketing, and now you're doing something different. Could you tell us a little bit about your journey? (16:22)Can you explain what you mean by the learning vs. entertainment statement from your book? (24:04)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Goals and hacks for each person (3:56)The room full of people analogy (9:13)How easy it is to work in alignment with our core values (13:48)Roy's journey from College to entrepreneurship (17:01)The only way to overcome obstacles in life (24:16)Resources:Book: Roy Cook - A Fool's Errand: Why Your Goals Are Falling Short and What You Can Do About itConnect with Roy:Medium - Roy CookUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
2/16/2021

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, This One Wears A Smile with Lisa David Olson

Ep. 73
A lot has been said and written about humor. There are doubts about whether comedy can be translated or not, and nowadays, we see debates about what is appropriate to laugh about and what it is not. Leaving the controversies aside, we can confirm that joy and laughter is a connector and can go through age, ethnic, and language barriers. And in many cases, it can save lives.Today, joining me is Lisa David Olson; she is a speaker, podcaster, author, creative mentor, and comedian. We had a stimulating conversation about her difficult childhood and how joy and laughter saved her and her siblings and ended up being a profession, a lifestyle, and a vision of the world. We also talked about how she helps her clients with her creative mentorship and her passion for spreading joy and laughter, and enjoy being silly.Lisa donates part of her income to the Family & Children's Center to help with the Healthy Families program, which wasn't available when she was a little girl.Tune in to Episode 73 of Rejuvenaging, and hear Lisa's fantastic story about strength, kindness, joy, and laughter.Some Questions I Ask:What do you actually do nowadays? How do you spend your days? (3:06)Tell us a little bit about your journey and how you got to be you? (5:34)How did you happen to choose humor instead of crying or running away? (7:47)Have you got any advice for people with a negative mindset towards the pandemic and the new reality? (17:00)What is a creative mentor? (21:31)Is humor a skill that can be taught? (30:08)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Discovering the power of humor at an early age (6:46)All of us do some improv during these pandemic times (13:05)Being aware of what to do for fun (17:13)The alternatives to a Zoom meeting (20:30)The project in bravery (23:02)We must seek what makes us laugh (28:16)The inner voice is a brat (35:26)Resources:Book: Lisa David Olson - Laughs On Wry: An Improviser's MemoirPhun On The Fone - Audio fileStranger Connections PodcastConnect with Lisa:LinkedInInstagramFacebookUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
2/9/2021

The Gardener Who Planted Money Seeds with Dr. John Soforic

Ep. 72
Most books about finances describe 9 to 5 jobs as prisons, as the rat race, as finance freedom's first enemy. But what about meaning? What if someone has a 9 to 5 job that makes them happy and still finds a shortcut right into financial independence while having a little margin and forgets a bit about chasing that dollar to survive?In this episode, I enjoyed chatting with Dr. John Soforic, chiropractor and author of the bestseller book The Wealthy Gardener: Lessons on Prosperity Between Father and Son. His book was translated into six languages; it hit number 46 worldwide in Audible books, inspiring thousands of people to look at their finances differently.John knew that if he tried to give his adult son financial advice, the chances of getting heard were low. He decided then to start writing a book in a collaborative effort with his son, debating and asking him to revise every chapter. John's plan worked perfectly. He managed to touch his son and thousands of people worldwide with his words and financial advice.We talked about his motivation to write the book, the broad financial aspect it covers, and the factors to consider when we choose a career. He shared his thoughts on pursuing our passion, minding our incapacities and what we don't want or like to do, and the kind of livelihood a career offers.Tune in to Episode 72 of Rejuvenaging, and listen to John's story of sacrifice, planning, commitment, and focus.Some Questions I Ask:Why did you name your book, The Wealthy Gardener? (3:44)This is kind of a unique perspective of bringing your son into the situation. I'm wondering how that came about and what the process was of doing it that way? (6:49)Could you share some of the general principles of The Wealthy Gardener with the listeners, to achieve and maintain wealth? (14:42)How difficult was it to get your family to support you in your decisions, and how important is it? (19:18)In general, how do the wealthy gardeners spend this time? (26:56)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The several aspects of wealth the book touches (5:40)The result of John's years of supreme clarity (11:10)A trip that starts with focus, vision, and discipline (14:08)It's okay thinking about money when picking a vocation (15:28)Frugality, an undervalued, forgotten old school value (17:44)The power of strategic, well planned, and mission-driven hard work (22:06)Resources:Book: John Soforic - The Wealthy Gardener: Lessons on Prosperity Between Father and SonWealthy Gardener websiteUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
2/2/2021

Turning The Place of Our Dreams Into A Memory with Monica Irauzqu

Ep. 71
Traveling has this particular effect on us; the more we travel, we realize how much we didn't see, how much we won't see, and how much we want to see of the world.Joining me today is Monica Irauzqui, an expert in the travel industry and Vice President of Yampu Tours, a company that helps people discover the world since 1998. She educates us about the possibilities of traveling during the pandemic and how it affected her business and the industry. She shares some valuable tips about starting planning 2021 trips and adventures, the different alternatives for those who prefer to stay in the US and still travel, and the difference having a travel operator can make when we find ourselves in trouble far from home.Tune in to Episode 71 of Rejuvenaging, and listen to Monica's masterclass about traveling and enjoying discovering new places.Some Questions I Ask:How is a travel person doing during the pandemic, and how has the business been? (3:55)What might people be doing to take short trips or day trips or things of that nature in their area? (5:41)What are some of the hot places that people are visiting or planning to visit? (9:12)Are there specific considerations that older adults who may be interested in traveling should look for or avoid? (14:20)Can you explain the concept of giving back while traveling? (20:13)Are there any countries that you recommend American travelers not to visit? (24:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The best places to visit during a pandemic (7:00)Exploring new places through food (12:13)What should older travelers avoid in their journeys (14:30)How to keep ourselves active during travels (17:10)Making a significant impact when traveling and helping locals (21:50)What can a travel operator do for us if we meet trouble when we are visiting a foreign country (25:30)Resources:Yampu ToursPack For A PurposeConnect with Monica:LinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebookUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser - Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
1/25/2021

Making The World Conspire With Us with Sean Rosensteel

Ep. 70
There is a common misconception about purpose in life. Most people believe that it will find them, that something external will show up and force them to change their lives. However, sometimes to find our purpose, it is necessary to go out and seek it.Today's guest, Sean Rosensteel, is the author of The School of Intentional Living and the founder of The Intentional Living Academy. He shared his experience in seeking purpose and explains what it means to live an intentional life. Sean also talks about his book and gives a brilliant explanation of why he decided to use the school analogy to write it. In his academy, Sean offers support and dives into a deeper understanding of his book's teaching, offering group and individual coaching sessions.Tune in to Episode 70 of Rejuvenaging, and listen to Sean's impeccable advice about parenting, legacy, and purpose.Some Questions I Ask:What is intentional living? (2:14)How does somebody get in touch with that concept? (6:13)After three decades of not being present, was it hard work for you to get to this point? (14:23)What made you select the school analogy approach? (21:02)How do you believe is the best way to make kids incorporate these concepts? (30:53)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The meaning of living in alignment according to Sean (5:05)The two approaches to an intentional life (7:00)The misconception about purpose (12:20)Sean's most significant change that helped him the most (16:00)Weapons of mass distraction (18:00)The GPA of life (28:10)A household is not different than a business (32:47)Connect with Sean:LinkedInFacebookTwitterResources:The Intentional Living Academy websiteBook: Sean Rosensteel - The School of Intentional Living: A Real-World Approach to Living Life on Your TermsUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser - Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
1/19/2021

Money Matters with Bill Pratt

Ep. 69
For many of us, we have more enthusiasm about money than the skills for earning it. However, educating ourselves on how we can accumulate more wealth will only help to improve our lives and make more thoughtful decisions when it comes to investing.My guest today is Bill Pratt, a college professor, business and money coach, co-author of College Business Textbook. He speaks on topics related to money and business throughout the United States, and he has been featured on a bi-monthly TV program called Money Matters. Bill believes that by making the best decisions with the right attitude and information, people will accumulate wealth faster and be able to use that wealth to improve their lives and the ones around them.Tune in to Episode 69 of Rejuvenaging, to learn Bill’s unique approach to financial coaching, his recommendations for people when handling their investments, and why he decided to pursue a career in finance.Some Questions I AskWhat is it about your approach to money that makes you stand out? (3:23)What does a systematic approach consist of in broader terms? (8:23)Do you recommend that someone knowledgeable handles their own investments? (15:04)What makes this so hard that people who have this as their business can’t beat the index? (21:06)Why did you decide to become a money expert? (31:22)In This Episode You Will LearnAbout Bill’s target markets (4:57)What your options are (10:20)The common investment mistakes people make (18:30)How crypto-currency applies to your investments (23:09)How kids today have more access to investing information (35:00)Connect with BillWebsiteLinkedInMoney MattersUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place