EP – 65 Grandpa was One of Three Heroes

Our conversation with Kent Julian

Renowned keynote speaker Kent Julian sits down with us to talk about one of his three heroes, Enoch Marshall. Kent shares how they were opposites in many ways, yet he was drawn to Enoch. When Kent thinks about and describes his grandfather, the word that comes to mind is WISDOM.

We discuss how Kent’s grandfather was there as Kent’s spiritual awakening began in middle and high school. Kent talks about how his grandfather became that person that provided Kent with guidance as it was needed.

As we continue discussing the influence of Enoch on Kent, we learn that the other two heroes in Kent’s life were a teacher and youth pastor. The three of them helped to turn Kent as an “at-risk youth” into a young man who grew closer to his faith and turned his life around. Kent talks about how his grandfather just seemed to have the right timing and accessibility to talk to Kent about spiritual matters and life.

We also talk a bit about the myth about quality time vs. quantity time. To Kent, quality time is what the receiver gets through quantity time. For example, shooting baskets in the driveway might be quantity time until a critical topic is brought up by the grandson or granddaughter, and then, that activity shifts to quality time.

Kent and I also talk about how grandfathers and others can get into the speaking game if they feel they have a message to share. We discuss how speaking could be a side hustle, something for fun, or a full-time gig, depending on what you want to get out of speaking. To learn more about getting into the speaking game, check out the links below to Kent’s site.

Please remember to like and share this podcast with someone you know who needs to hear the message about how important grandfathers are in the lives of grandchildren and families.

Links

Click HERE to learn even more about Kent

Click HERE to learn Kent’s 9 Ways to Get Paid as a Speaker

Click HERE to go to Kent’s Paid to Speak Podcast website

Click HERE to the Paid To Speak Conference that Kent and I briefly discussed

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EP – 60 Don’t Minimize Your Role

Our conversation with James Lott Jr.

Our conversation is with James Lott Jr. James, and I sit down to talk about his relationship with his Dutch and Puerto Rician/Indian grandfathers. We talk about where James gets his gift of gab and fun times hanging out with his Grandfather in New York during the crazy 1980s. James also talks about the influence of his Dutch grandfather and his application for dry humor and the fun saying, “If it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much.”

James opens up and talks about the challenges of becoming a grandparent while he was still in his 30’s. We discuss how that experience was tough to go through and how he could navigate his way to having meaningful and deep relationships with his children and grandchildren.

You are going to love this conversation because we get deep but have fun all the way. Once you have listened to this conversation, be sure to like us on your podcast feed. After you hit the like and subscribe button, think about someone in your network who needs to hear this conversation, and please share this episode with them.

Links

Click HERE for James’ Facebook page.

Click HERE to be taken to the JLJ Media YouTube profile

Click HERE to go to James’ Sound Cloud channel

Click HERE to see my interview with James Lott Jr. on his show “Really! I am A Grandparent”

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EP 10 – Nature, Scouts, and Loving Adventures with Grandpa

In this conversation with Charles Pineo, we discuss raising two in-home grandsons. Charles discusses his love of the outdoors, especially for epic canoeing trips in Canada and the North East United States. We talk about using scouts and the outdoors to help teach confidence and conversation skills with his grandsons. There are fantastic tips on spending time with the grandchildren out away from electronics and how helping them spend time with other adults on adventures increases self-awareness and self-confidence.

Charles can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlespineo/

Charles is also active in the following organizations:

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Cobb County (GA) Meals on Wheels

The Atlanta Area Council – Boy Scouts of America