Recently our founder Paul McKeon spoke to Di Todd-Banks who broadcasts podcasts of over 50s talking about their approach to life and work as part of her Maturepreneurs website. http://maturepreneurstalk.libsyn.com/. Di is a Life Change coach, author, company Director and TV Radio Host who lives on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Here is a precis of his podcast.
To Paul McKeon words have become an important part of his life, and says of the George Burns quote, ‘You can’t help getting older;’ but you don’t have to get old’. However many outside forces today like corporations and media and still some in their 50’s today, reinforce the fact you’re growing old and therefore going downhill. They are factually wrong – in the last century that description applied during the 1950s’ but today it’s wrong. Today the 50s, 60s, 70s is the first generation ever to be living longer healthier lives which is why many are starting new ventures, or businesses and are feeling more vibrant than ever before and brain stimulation is part of that. In a few decades we will be living to 100 doing even more with our life. So the question is “What!” What are you going to do with those new years?” It’s time to focus on developing brain function, expanding your brain skills, along with taking time for physical health. It’s time to stop thinking ‘old’, using patronising terms about over 50’s and instead start to consider the connotation of the Super Adult. This is a fabulous chapter in life where you can paint a new ‘you’; it’s the first generation ever to reinvent themselves. In the 1960’s and 1970’s they were change makers and today they are too.
Below are links to hear the podcast in full. All you have to do is subscribe to one of these podcast hosting services or open your favourite host and then listen. Then copy and paste these into your browser.