Show Notes for Episode #18…
Two quotes from Mark Twain about age:
- Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
- Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me, an online community of 350,000 women over 60 who are striving to live happy, healthy, and financially secure lives. Margaret is based in Switzerland and she’s a shining example of someone who’s made the leap from corporate job to thriving entrepreneurial business venture.
By the way, I’ve had a few articles of my own published on the Sixty and Me website – each time one of my articles is published, there’s a major boost traffic to the Retirepreneur website. Keep that in mind, as you build your own crowd.
Sixty & Me regularly publishes intriguing videos, like this one: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming an Older Entrepreneur
Want more? Check out SixtyandMe.com
Patrick Bet-David’s entrepreneurial story started at 10 years old, when his family fled Iran and immigrated to America. After high school, Patrick joined the US military, serving in the 101st Airborne before launching a successful career in the financial services industry. What I love most about Patrick is his straight ahead, no-nonsense style of communicating big ideas. He’s a master at creating entertaining and enlightening videos – including The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 seconds – that video garnered more than 30 million views.
During this episode, we took a closer look at one video: Does Your Age Matter as an Entrepreneur? Interesting side-by-side comparison of Older vs Younger Entrepreneurs. For more, check out Patrick’s website: PatrickBetDavid.com
Hot Topic #3: Age Discrimination & The Food Truck Experiment
AARP has produced a number of wonderful videos that shed more light on age discrimination. We shared an excerpt and discussed one that’s both entertaining and startling, Age Discrimination & The Food Truck Experiment
Age discrimination plays out daily — but often, it’s happening behind closed doors. With hidden cameras and an actress disguised as an employee who refuses to serve anyone over 40, AARP brings this out into the open. For more stories, check out AARP’s Disrupt Aging website.
Sharon Emek, Founder, President & CEO of WAHVE (Work-at-Home Vintage Experts)
WAHVE is bringing the gap between insurance firms needing quality resources and vintage insurance professionals striking to phase into retirement. More importantly, through WAHVE, Sharon’s championing a more flexible staffing model that’s gaining attention, changing lives, and yielding impressive results for all who are involved.
More information at www.WAHVE.com