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this is boomer income ideas dot-com and
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your host Dan Farnsworth was pretty
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scary at the time but looking back it
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was one of the best decisions I ever
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made the minute I dropped out i could
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stop taking the required classes that
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didn’t interest me and begin dropping in
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on the ones that looked far more
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interesting
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it wasn’t all romantic i didn’t have a
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dorm room so I slept on the floor and
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friends rooms i return coke bottles for
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the five-cent deposits to buy food with
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got to find what you love and that is
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true for work as it is for lovers
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I am welcome to this segment of today’s
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show is dedicated to baby boomers that
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like me may have experienced what I call
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an unintentional occupational detour in
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other words we were either downsized or
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fire or our market went away from us but
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for whatever reason at age that was too
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early to retire we have to make some
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kind of of an adjustment and I’m not
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gonna be interviewing anybody today I’m
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actually gonna share call experiences
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with you tell you how that they how they
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impacted me afterwards i’m going to ask
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you for a favor
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so before we get to that the first story
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I want to share is a story about someone
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that I met four years ago his name is
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Harry Brock Harry was a business
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associate of mine and later became a
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very good personal friend Harry was
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involved in the same kind of industry
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that I was in I was just starting out he
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had been at a sea level management
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capacity for a number of years in this
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kind of industry he was in his fifties
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Harry was abruptly downsized and in
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those days it was kind of a practice
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especially for foreign-owned companies
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that as senior management became very
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expensive and got closer and closer to
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retirement they have a tendency to
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downsize them and bring in younger less
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expensive guys this happened to Harry
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and at the time i asked them what are
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you gonna do what are you what do you
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think that you’re going to do with your
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life
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are you gonna just try to get another
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job doing the same thing are you gonna
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try to do something else here he never
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really liked his job
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much is very good but he really didn’t
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like it very much
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he told me at the time you know I like
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to cook and I like people so i’m going
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to try to do something that involves
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those two aspects and several years
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later I i ran into Harry again at the
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beach and he was just taking over a fast
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food store stand at the state beach and
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ventura california and he was cooking up
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some chili or something and he looked
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very happy
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look very comfortable very happy I
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thought he’s kind of crazy I mean in
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ventura which is in California people
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only go to the beach in the summertime
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so half the year he’d have no business
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but it didn’t seem to matter to him he
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seemed to be very happy
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I lost contact with area for a number of
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years and then something happened as I
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was going through my own transition i
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received a email basically from another
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mutual friend who sent me Harry’s
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obituary and it shocked me at first I
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thought it was going to be kind of sad
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because I actually thought that you know
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Harry must have been toiling for years
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and years at this taco stand and just
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kind of barely eking out a living and he
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must have been miserable
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nothing could have been further from the
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truth and i’d like to read to you
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something from his obituary areas love
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cooking lemon to the culinary arts and
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after many years of work and service was
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inducted into the american academy of
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chefs hall of fame in 2014
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Harry was president of ventura chefs
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Association twice and twice chapter chef
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of the year he was awarded his chapters
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lifetime achievement award and les goes
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on with many many more awards and
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citations
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it’s amazing what happens when you are
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liberated from doing something that you
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don’t like doing that are finally able
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to embrace something that you really
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love to do and in that case where he
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became a very successful man but i’d
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like to say the area’s Bravo your
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inspiration to all of us
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now let me share my second story with
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you at 21 this person founded the
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company that became a
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an international success at 23 he was a
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multi-millionaire and add 30 was
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actually fired from that company that he
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found it now you probably realize by now
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that this is Steve Jobs who I’m talking
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about
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and one of the things that really
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impressed me was listening to a
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commencement speech that he was giving
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to a group of college students many many
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years later and just before he died in
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that speech is that I didn’t see it then
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but it turned out that getting fired
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from Apple was the best thing that could
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have ever happened to me
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the heaviness of being successful was
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replaced by the lightness of being a
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beginner again less sure of everything
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it freed me to enter one of the most
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creative periods of my life that’s
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exactly what this show is all about
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we’d like to showcase and spotlight
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these kinds of success stories where
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people have had some kind of transition
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going into the third chapter of their
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lives and have found a lot of success by
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five being able to do something that
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they really enjoy or really love
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now that brings me to the point of the
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favor that i’m going to ask you i would
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like to do a ongoing segment on this
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particular subject and so if you or
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someone you know happens to have one of
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these kinds of success stories hopefully
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not decision has one of these kind of
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success stories I’d like to showcase
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that and I’d like you to please send in
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in fact we’re gonna be putting up an
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actual page on our website so that it
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gives you the access to do that send in
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your stories and in any kind of
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background information and also send in
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any kind of recommendations of other
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people that you may know that would be
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in this inspiration to all of us I think
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it’s important to understand and
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associate the fact that as baby boomers
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were all in one big club we are now in
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our third chapter and it’s beneficial to
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all of us if we share our experiences
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share our success stories and help all
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of us move forward into a third chapter
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in the best
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format possible thanks for tuning in
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