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In this episode, we're meeting Rick Bleiweiss - the perfect example of the saying "You're never too old to follow your dreams". In fact, it wasn't until 2022, at the age of 77, that Rick's dream of being a published author was finally made into a reality with the bestselling, award-winning Pignon Scorbion historical mystery series.
But before then that Rick had careers in music as a rock performer, Grammy-nominated producer of over fifty records, and record company senior executive.
In 2006, he also pursued a career in the publishing industry working as a publishing company executive where he acquired works by noted authors and celebrities.
Find inspiration in three quotes:
- My mantra is “It is never too late in life". Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until she was 77, Harland Sanders didn’t start Kentucky Fried Chicken until he was 62, and Clara Peller became a television personality at 81, starring in the 1984 "Where's the beef?" advertising campaign for Wendy's fast food restaurant chain in her first acting role. Berry Friedman said, “Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength”. And I just live by that”.
- My dream, when I was a child, was to be Mick Jagger. I always wanted to be a rock’n roll star. I am kind of lucky because I have a balanced left brain, right brain. I had parallel tracks all my life, between being creative and business like, so I have been a rock performer but I have also been a business man.
- I left the music industry because it was not bringing much joy out of my job anymore. The industry was changing and it was not fun anymore. So I moved with my wife and started working in the publishing industry. They hired me saying "We are not sure what you can do, but we will find something".
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