Episode #051: So you think I’m an Ageist . . . .

Am I????

. . . . watch the video and you tell me if I am.

Here is a screenshot of “ageism” from dictionary.com:

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Click to tweet this Never should on another person

“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it.”
― Criss Jami

From the archives aka youtube – the Viva Mas 2013 Taco Bell SuperBowl Commercial

Books on Ageism:

Ageism:  Stereotypying and prejudice against Older Persons

Agewise:  Fighting the new Ageism in America


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  1. Randy

    I don’t usually post on blogs, I have too many problems staying focused as it is, lol.

    I came across your post on Altucher’s blog, article about excuses, and from there to here. I was interested since I’m 62, not near as old as many you mentioned in your video, but I really feel the whole “I’m too old,no one will take me seriously” thing. It’s a real thing. I would add the feeling of “I don’t have enough time left to create a new career” (one of my favorite personal excuses).

    No, you are not an ageist. God, when will people quit looking for other people to point their fingers at and scream you are a..(ageist, sexist, racist, etc.) Most of the hysterical folks who pursue their misguided vigilance I think are largely trying to distract attention from their own feelings of lack. The sad part is the more they label people and point fingers, the more they intensify the problem. These issues can only be solved with open arms and understanding. Everything else just creates more anger and distrust in the world.

    Myself, I had a videostore for 22 years, shut it down, now I need the m-o-n-e-y. I have studied internet marketing for a few years now (kudos to you for guiding people to that) and realized in the past year or so my passion and talent are in making videos for branding and marketing purposes and not to be egotistical, but I feel my creations are better than 90 percent of what I see in the arena. But the demons of self doubt, excuses, etc get me like so many others. I’m involved in groups with high end marketers making more per month than I made per year most of my life. I got to meet a lot of them at a recent event, and my wife and rocked out with Vanilla Ice at an after party comprised completely of marketers most young enough to be a child of mine. You are as old as you let yourself be I think.

    I love that you are leading people trapped in these self doubts out of the wilderness. Don’t let the finger pointers get to you, they are consumed by their personal drama, I think inside they are really pointing their fingers at the mirror.

    Best of luck,
    Randy Parsley

  2. Becca Niederkrom Post author

    Hi Randy,

    Thanks for coming to my site (via the fabulous James Altucher) and providing your insight to the topic. I agree on the finger pointing, each person is an individual. Period.
    The marketing party sounds a lot like the Affiliate Summit conferences I attend, they def go big. My recommendations – keep your hand in many groups and conferences. Tribes are key and I belong to many with different goals and different perspectives. I am able to give and gain something in each one (especially when it comes to my chocolate site http://www.iReallyLoveChocolate.com

    Keep rocking on and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Its an awesome journey!


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