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New podcast interview - Humanitarian Entrepreneur

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I had a great conversation recently with Tiffany Moore at The Humanitarian Entrepreneur podcast. Among other things, we focused on opportunities for older entrepreneurs (3:27), what are the biggest myths that entrepreneurs face in the second half of their lives (5:04), the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs, and the importance of teams. (12:18) Among my favorite takeaways was this: "We work in teams now and those with the best teams win. The idea is ot get yourself armored up so you can protect yourself and your family as you run your business. Then get into a team. That's why we're building these networks." - Rick (11:20) Thanks Tiffany for a great conversation! Link to the full podcast is here: PODCAST LINK Tiffany Moore is a Humanitarian Entrepreneur Coach helping activists looking to leverage their passion for change. Learn more HERE .

Older Entrepreneurs Outperform Younger Founders—Shattering Ageism --- Forbes

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The news keeps coming from all sectors of the economy – the ageism that floods the discussion of older entrepreneurs is flat out wrong. This new Forbes article by Kumar Mehta cites some of the key factors that give older workers an edge when it comes to startups. I especially like this writer’s focus on working for the right reasons. Older workers have subject matter expertise and have worked to advance a specific version of that work. Also, that we are motivated by more than money. Companies and new organizations that succeed are driven to improve communities they love and markets they know. These are the three key factors this author says make the difference for older entrepreneurs: You Know Your Domain: "Domain knowledge and industry experience are crucial for any aspiring entrepreneur because you can only create a valuable enterprise by innovating, and for that, you must deeply understand your industry. Every successful founder knows their product a

Why I joined the CAE - one minute introduction

This is a is a one minute video introduction for the CAE

Startup Secrets for Entrepreneurs (now - Evolvepreneur) with Shelby Olyschlager

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Startup Secrets for Entrepreneurs has a new name since we recorded last month. Congratulations to the team. Shelly and I had a great conversation about ageless entrepreneurship and how people can learn about the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs. Shelly is not quite yet in our target demographic but wants to join. In this podcast I introduce the concept of the CAE 'kid's table'. Almost there! We're keeping a lignt on for you. Thanks Shelby Olyschlager and Evolvepreneur for the great conversation! Link to the full podcast

Do retirement warnings go too far? (1:55)

It's not just a reduction in spending. Your ongoing life can get stronger through the many kinds of entrepreneurship opening up for older workers.

Why you need a better business network - Consider the CAE (2:57)

Begin your journey: The Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs (CAE) - Click to learn more

Short audio clip - Stop being just an atom - and become a molecule (1:19)

"That's one of the reasons we started the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs, to bring people people together from all kinds of different disciplines, learning and getting excited about options, learning about new projects, learning about who's looking for a network. You harden yourself up into a one person, two person business. Get all that legal structure around yourself. You want to be a professioinal, but then go and find other people - to not just be an atom, but start to become a molecule." Listen to the full interview here

A short audio introduction to the CAE (1:03) from the podcast All the Best

"Typically the folks who are listening to my conversations are not 20 year olds sleeping under their desks and chasing VCs. These are people who want to make a difference in the world. They want to make their own lives more resilient. And there's plenty of ways to do that as really small businesses. Listen to the full podcast here

Great new conversation about entrepreneurship in the second half of life - with John Chisum and his podcast All the Best

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A good new podcast interview with John Chisum at 'All the Best' just published. Two links to short interview highlights follow. I thought John's questions and comments were spot on to the subject of entrepreneurship in the second half of life. Thanks for a great conversation John! The link to the full interview is here :

A 67-year-old who ‘un-retired’ shares the biggest retirement challenge ‘that no one talks about’

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I found this article inspires healthy questions about what your next act could be. A few good quotes from this article... "Retirement means different things to different people. I did a deep survey of more than 15,000 retirees over the age of 60, and asked them one question: “What is your single biggest challenge in retirement?” "Here’s what this tells us: The biggest retirement challenge that no one talks about, in my experience, is finding purpose." "In other words, what is it that you are going to do once you leave the workforce? You can retire from your career, but you can’t retire from life." "In fact, a 2021 study of 12,825 adults over the age of 51 published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology associated a strong purpose in life with healthier lifestyle behaviors and slower rates of progression of chronic illnesses." "Finding purpose can also help retirees find new side hustle opportunities