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#96: Have You Ever Thought of Moving To Another Country? Don't Worry Mike Can Help You!
Welcome Back to Kick Ass Boomer, Today we are joined by Michael Cobb. At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Central America. In 1996, he and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, and throughout the region.
As the need for capital outstripped the supply, the mortgage company was converted to an international bank under the jurisdiction of Belize. It continues to provide mortgage services but has expanded its services to encompass the full realm of financial products.
Mr. Cobb also saw the need for a regional real estate company that would serve the Baby Boomer consumer with a North American standard product for the next 2 decades. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company for several properties including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. In August of 2000, Exotic Caye purchased 3.5 miles of Pacific Beachfront property due west of Managua, Nicaragua. This master-planned community hosts world-class infrastructure, homes, and condominium units. In February of 2006, the ECI Development group acquired 1100 acres and 3km of coastline in Costa Rica, setting the stage for expansion into this popular market. Most recently they merged their Belize property with a much larger parcel and have begun to develop 200 condominiums units on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Additionally, Michael has spoken at hundreds of international conferences about real estate financing and development. He has acted as a consultant to The Oxford Club and gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America.
[00:30 - 07:40] Boomers find inspiration in overseas property
Who is Michael Cobb He Co-Founded Exotic Caye International (ECI) 26 years ago they started a development company in Belize. Eventually reached Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, and currently in Portugal as well as Azos Mike's Corporate’s mission is to deliver an inspired lifestyle to adventurous people Personally, his mission is tied to helping other people make decisions who want to move overseas. Most especially, helping them make the right decisions for the first time.
[07:41 - 15:05] How to Actually Do It Right the First Time
Mike recommends that consumers change how they think and become more aware when buying property overseas, in order to avoid making mistakes. He recommends the use of the consumer resource guide, which contains questions to ask when buying property overseas. 15 questions to guide those who are interested in buying To remove assumptions and fear when acquiring property overseas Moving to a country with a lower cost of living and higher quality of life is possible if you are on a fixed income and do your research.
[15:05 - 22:09] Breaking 15 Guide Questions into 3 Main principles
Buy what you see Own community refers to the physical aspects of being in a community, such as friendships and activities. Know The Developer: this is important for making connections in a new community and finding resources. Volunteering is also an important way to connect with others and build relationships.
[22:10 - 29:05] How to Rule in a Country in Three Days
The consumer resource guide is available for free and can be used in any part of the world It works just as well as it does in the Americas Real estate salespeople should rent properties before buying them to test if they like them Most people buy property within two to three years
[29:05 - 36:13] Renting is a great option for people who are thinking about downsizing or who are just starting out in their careers.
Renting for a while makes sense because you can make a better decision It's important to figure out where you want to live and rent makes that easier It's important to do
Laura felt like a loser until she watched a documentary on the Navy Seals!
Our Kickass Boomer of the Day is Laura Eiman. She was overweight, newly divorced, without direction and unemployed 20 years ago until she began studying the mindset of Olympic athletes, Navy Seals, and Greek philosophers. As a result, she has developed a unique mental toughness program to overcome negative attitude, lack of direction and life threatening sugar addiction once and for all.
Join me in this episode and learn why Laura is a Kickass Boomer!
#94: What is a Trauma-Induced STE & How is it Similar to a Near Death Experience? Listen to Marni's story to find out!
Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro is an award-winning and celebrated author, speaker and educator. She earned her doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University and completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard after a very successful and rewarding 35-year career as a high school special education teacher, with 12 years as a university graduate school adjunct professor.
Marni is a lover of animals, nature, music and world travel. She values honesty, integrity, equality and goodness and prays for peace on earth. She was born in the South, raised her children in the Midwest and has made the Caribbean her home.
Inspired by hundreds of true accounts, Marni’s critically acclaimed, 5-Star Reader’s Favorite and 2020 Best Books Award-Winning Spiritual fiction God Came To My Garage Sale, about a questioning Atheist woman who experiences numerous Spiritually transformative encounters, has received praise from prominent endorsers, including the talented James Redfield, best selling author of The Celestine Prophecy series. Additional praise comes from renowned psychic mediums Thomas John, Lisa Williams and Christopher Stillar, along with founding directors of IANDS Santa Barbara’s Barbara Bartolome and Chicago’s Diane Willis.
Marni wrote a 5-book series entitled: TRUE DECEIT FALSE LOVE, a creative approach offering information and tools for healing from Family Trauma. Book 1 of 15,555 Terms & Phrases on Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse & Parental Alienation was released in September 2021 and was prominently endorsed by Dr. Jennifer Harman, Dr. Sam Vaknin, Lisa A. Romano, Tracy A. Malone, and Tamara Gerstemeir Sweeney.
Marni’s guest articles have been featured in top magazines, and newspapers and she has been interviewed on TV and on numerous podcasts. In addition to her writing and speaking endeavors on embracing Spirituality after surviving Domestic Violence, severe Narcissist Abuse, extreme Parental Alienation, and Intergenerational Family Trauma, Marni is a contributing author to numerous anthology books. She was also inducted into the Bestselling Authors International Organization.
[00:31 - 09:31] Opening Segment
Dr. Marni hill. Terrero Marni is an award-winning celebrated author, speaker, and educator. She earned her doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University. And post-doctoral studies at Harvard After a very successful and rewarding 35-year career as a high school, Special Ed teacher with 12 years as a university adjunct graduate school professor Marnie's life was forever changed after experiencing numerous trauma-induced STEs, and spiritually transformative encounters. Marnie's 2020 best books. Award-winning spiritual fiction. God came to my garage sale is prominently Endorsed Dr. Marni Hill discusses her trauma-induced spiritual experiences, which changed her life for the better. These experiences led to her decision to leave her American dream and move to the Caribbean. She has since reconciled with her parents and has a positive relationship with them now.
[09:31 - 17:58] What is spiritual fiction?
Dr. Marni recalls a time when she had a garage sale and experienced many miracles, including dragonflies surrounding her. She became aware that spiritual fiction is a book genre and researched near-death experiences and spiritual encounters to validate her experiences. She writes about her experiences in fiction to share her message that every negative thing that happens has a lesson for us to learn.
[17:58 - 26:38] 5-Book Series on Domestic Violence: True Deceit False Love
She shared that she was close to retirement and made a big life change to move away from her abuser. She retired from teaching on a Friday and moved the next Saturday. She is moving to Florida because there is lots of sunshine and she wants to be more active. Her book, True Deceit False Love, is a five-book series about domestic violence that helps people understand the terms and phrases
How Peter's 21st birthday gift from his father helped him secure success!
Peter takes us on his journey as an educator to corporate life and finally entrepreneurship with a cause. How Peter’s 21st birthday gift from his father helped him secure success in the business world. Hear about a health crisis where Peter almost let go before completing his legacy. How a small village in Thailand is benefiting from Peter’s mission. Go to www.peterbeckenham.com for more information.
#92: Would You Have The Courage to Start a Business in Your Sixties, If it was Your Passion?
In Today’s Kickass Boomers we are joined by Kathryne Savage Imabayashi. Kathy is an educator, parent, and coach, residing in Fukuoka, Japan. During a rich career in education spanning four decades, she has been dedicated to empowering children, parents and teachers to be their best and do their best. Having experienced a variety of countries and cultures, both as a teacher and a school leader, her perspective of the critical role parents play in the life of a child has deeply impacted her mission.
Since retiring, she has been able to pursue her passion full time. In less than two years she has created a business (sonhoodcoaching.com), published two on-line courses (The Blueprint:How to Intentionally Parent Your Son & The 7 SuperPowers Parents of Boys Need ), published a book and co-authoring another, and has used social media to share her knowledge of boys (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube).
[00:26 – 09:26] Kathy’s Successful Reverse-Her-Vows Journey
Kathy is a Canadian nomad who has lived in Japan for 26 years in total. She has 45 years of experience working with children in a variety of countries and cultures. She decided to relocate to Japan after reading James Clavell’s book, Shogun, and feeling a deep calling to move there During her last year in Japan before moving back to Canada, everything went wrong – her applications for university were lost, deadlines missed, payments not received. [09:26 – 18:35] Easygoing Woman finds her dream
Kathy chose to marry her partner and try to rewrite history and create the possibility to have a child. Once Kathy was able to try and get pregnant, once that door was opened, her son came into their world very quickly. Once again she had evidence of everything falling into place, just as it was meant to be. Her decision-making process has been guided by her experiences, which have included being an early years/elementary teacher in Canada, Japan and Lebanon and an administrator in Thailand, Georgia, Qatar and Japan. [18:35 – 27:42] Resilience Prevails in Difficult Times
The years in administrative positions were very challenging, but from it she learned a lot about herself and about how to overcome challenges Her last position in Hiroshima was a return to working in schools that were not for profit. She later retired to Itoshima, Japan. She is grateful for all the negative experiences in her life because they have taught her lessons that she can use in her current situation [27:42 – 35:00] This woman is sharing her wisdom on how to be a great parent even after you die.
Kathy published a book of advice for her son, to be read when he is on his own, for those times when he wonders, 'What would mom say? think?' She felt that it was her responsibility as a parent to share this information with him. Kathy has been busy creating content for social media and online courses to spread the word about her work. The author feels that if she can keep putting out the light of her message, it will eventually fall on someone who needs it. [35:00 – 48:39] Closing Segment
Connect with Kathy! Links below Final words Visit Kathy’s Website http://sonhoodcoaching.com/ or email her through firstname.lastname@example.org
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“You really have to trust your instincts and you have to reach out and learn more. You have to understand what’s out there and the more you educate yourself, the more aware you become.” – Kathryne Imabayashi
#91: Happy 4th of July & Independence Day America From Terry!
Happy 4th of July! Everyone!, I'm kicking back with a solo episode about the history and celebration of America's independence day. Independence day is a big holiday in America. In this episode, we'll learn about the history of independence day and the important events that took place on July 4th 1776. We'll also explore some of the celebrations that are held on this special day each year. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Fun Facts about July 4!
The second continental Congress voted for independence from great Britain on July 2nd, 1776. It was revised and signed on July 4th with the last person signing on August the 30th. The first annual celebration on July 4th was held in Philadelphia in 1777 with fireworks, lighting up the sky. Massachusetts was the first state to actually designate the 4th of July as a holiday in 1781. in 1870, the United States Congress finally made the 4th of July a federal holiday Three presidents died on July 4th and all of them were signers of the declaration of independence. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4th, 1826. And James Monroe died on July 4th, 1831. Growing up in Philadelphia I feel blessed to be close to where our freedome began. The celebrations this year started on June 29th and lead up to July 4th. -
BEE BOLD, NOT OLD.
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Forget Your Troubles Come On Get Happy!
Fun and inspiring! That's the vibe of this wonderful new show. As a "late bloomer" I particularly appreciate hearing about the 2nd or even 3rd chapter of guests' lives. They bring so much vitality, wisdom, and hope — a much-needed commodity these days. Kudos to creator and host, Terry Lohrbeer, a fabulous role model for boomers everywhere!
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Bee Bold Not Old!!! :)
What a an amazing concept, so many give up on life because of what they think its supposed to look like to grow old. This podcast puts that belief on its head.