I Used to Be Somebody inspires Baby Boomer former entrepreneurs and execs to build their (non) retirement good life. Each week we interview cool, inspiring people about their retirement challenges and why and how they figured it out—turning this phase of life into an incredible, rewarding reality.
It's for Boomers that don't want to retire--they just want to do something new that is more fun and less grind! Oh, and there's a little talk about Pickleball.
Bonus: The Best of "Worst Jobs"
What a super fun and entertaining episode! Every week Carl asked each guest a weird ice- breaker question, "What was your worst job?” It's one of our listeners’ favorite parts of each episode because right away, the guest relaxes and gets real. Plus the worst jobs are crazy!
We put 25 of our "Worst Job" stories into this special bonus episode. It's a totally fun ride.
• Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/what-was-your-worst-job-ever
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Patrick Mulvaney: Chef, Restaurateur + Farm-to Fork and Community Leader
In Ireland the most important person is a seanchaí (story teller). Their stories keep the community together and thriving. Patrick Mulvaney is such a person. We were honored and a little nervous to serve Patrick a Mai Tai in the Landau Tiki bar this week. Why? Because he's an award-winning chef and owner of an incredible restaurant. Even though Patrick is very busy as a restaurateur he sees his role in the community as way more important. He is a leading force behind the Farm-to Fork movement that has swept the nation, his restaurant during the pandemic served 100,000+ meals to the community and he's also one of the key forces behind the "I Got Your Back Project" that deals directly with the mental health crisis in the restaurant business. This is an episode that you won't forget!
• More about Patrick Mulvaney and Mulvaney B&L: https://mulvaneysbl.com/about
• Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Patrick-Mulvaney-Interview-It-Really-Is-A-Wonderful-Life
• This week's Sponsor: lovemyheartstudy.com
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Susan Stewart: Golf Pro Turned Successful Specialty Retailer + LBGTQ Leader
Do you know someone that has a 5th gear level energy for life? That's Susan Stewart! She shares her personal journey growing up queer in Palm Springs, CA. She was a golf prodigy as a child and ended up following that passion and becoming a golf pro. Which eventually led her to a corporate resort merchandising career and then---risking it all to step away from corporate life to open her own amazing and successful store. Susan truly cares about people and has become a community leader who brings everyone together!
More about Susan Stewart and Strapping Store: https://www.strappingstore.com
Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Susan-Stewart-Interview-Do-it-Dont-Wait-One-Life
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Jerry Reynolds: Former NBA Exec, Broadcaster, and Sacramento Legend!
Carl meets and interviews one of his personal heroes this week in the Tiki bar! Jerry is a living legend in Sacramento and throughout the NBA after serving as head coach (not once but twice), General Manager and Broadcaster. His story is truly a remarkable one! He grew up in poverty in French Lick, Indiana (Jerry is life long friends with superstar Larry Bird) shared the same bedroom with 4 of his siblings and no running water or electricity. He talks about the tragic car accident that ended his own bright basketball career and eventually led him to coaching and fame in the NBA as an Exec and Broadcaster.
Great stories about "Larry Legend" and Bill Russell and Carl gets a little nostalgic about his early days as a crazy teenage Cleveland Cavaliers fan in the early '70's. A "country boy" at heart, Jerry is fun, funny and full of (Un)Retirement advice!
And for hard core NBA fans check out the end for a bonus outtake.
More about Jerry Reynolds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Reynolds_(basketball,_born_1944)
Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Jerry-Reynolds-NBA-Legend-Retired-Relaxed-and-Remarkable
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Tim Jordan: From Print Biz to Cool Coffeehouse Vibe
We all sit in a coffeehouse or restaurant and think, "I'd like to start my own!" With no experience in roasting coffee beans or baking deliciousness, and a few glasses of wine, Tim Jordan and Jason, his future business partner, did exactly that. Tim talks about his midlife crisis that lead him to his decision to leave a big-time printing career to start Old Soul Company as a first-time entrepreneur.
He shares how he overcame some of the pain points and craziness of starting a new biz as well as his own personal journey to find happiness in life.
• More about Tim Jordan and Old Soul Co: https://oldsoulco.com/about
• Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Tim-Jordan-Interview-From-CEO-to-Old-Soul
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Kerry Hannon: (Un)Retirement Guru: Finance, Fitness and Fun!
We had an (Un)Retirement legend join us this week! Kerry Hannon is a celebrity author and TV commentator leading the charge for 50+ year olds around the world! She's written 14 books and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Forbes, Money and many others, talking about personal finance and career transition for older people.
What is most striking is Kerry's zest for life. Her love of writing and a having a true sense of wanting to help people. Kerry said before she takes each assignment she asks, "Is this something that is going to make a difference in someone's life?". This episode has tons of fun as well--talking about the rivalries of Kerry's hometown of Pittsburgh vs. Carl's Cleveland, her appearance on the Dr. Phil Show and her crazy love for horses!
• More about Kerry Hannon: https://kerryhannon.com
• Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/kerry-hannon-interview-the-power-of-curiosity
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Guest: Tim Jordan
What a great interview Carl!! Loved hearing Tim Jordan talk so honestly how Old Soul coffee house became the coolest in Sacramento. Such a reminder that successful places and things, always always takes a lot of work, perseverance and above all, a great sense of humor.
Thanks for asking all the right questions.
Fun & Motivating
I Used To Be Somebody is lots of fun to listen to … and I would also describe it as “indirectly motivational.” While you’re enjoying the stories and banter, you begin to understand that making a positive change is more than possible. If you take steps forward like the guests and keep at it, you’ll get to where you want to go!
Really fun show! Great premise!
Not so interested in pickle ball, but love hearing about this next chapter of life! I’ll keep listening and be inspired by these great stories!