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Jul 31, 2019

When you’ve achieved a certain level of success, what’s the point of it all? What are your plans at 80, 90, or even 100 years old? What keeps you going? Today’s episode is all about creating a conscious and fulfilling future.


John Anderson became the first-ever Scale Up coach back in 1999 and has worked closely with Verne Harnish throughout his career. John is the Founder of the Detroit chapter of EO and he has also recently authored his very first book, Replace Retirement: Living Your Legacy in the Exponential Age.


Peter Diamandis, a fellow friend and Entrepreneur to John, has a saying that you’re either going to be disrupted or you’re going to be a disruptor. John thought about the various industries that would be disrupted like the automotive industry, but couldn't exactly see how his industry would change all that much.


After further thinking, he realized that Peter was right. John could one day be disrupted through artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The way we coach today will change, so how can he be a disruptor in it? Well, at 61 years old, retirement is fast approaching, but John doesn’t believe that it’s for him, and he knows he isn’t the only one who thinks this way.


The concept of retirement that we have today is not sustainable based on the population pace we are on. Every day, 10,000 people turn 65 years old and that pace will continue for 20 years. This means that half of the world’s population will soon be over 50 years old. John believes it’s not healthy to finish work life by 65.


Throughout John’s career, he developed a success map, where he essentially takes content from the Rockefeller Habits and creates a one-page personal plan for his clients. However, as his clients grew older, they became less and less interested in success and more interested in creating a legacy. So, he switched his success map into a legacy map, where instead of the accumulation of wealth, it had a strong focus on what would you like to leave behind.


Interview Links:

Replace Retirement: Living Your Legacy in the Exponential Age, by John Anderson



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