Bifocals & Bitcoin

The Amazon Amp radio show experiment is underway!

I launched my first full show this week, and it was a lot of fun! I even had my first caller, which was awesome!!

We will continue to talk about the future of aging, including topics like looks, family, romance, and finances! Things change as we age, and we need to deal with all of it. How can we age better than previous generations? And, how can we look good doing it??

My first song request was Vacation by the Go-Gos. We ended the hour-long show with that tune. Now, I would like to hear from all of you. What songs would you add to the playlist?

Join us on Thursday, April 21 for our next episode of Bifocals & Bitcoin at 9 AM CST on AMP.

Topics and questions are welcome too. Let me know how you are untaming your future when it comes to aging!

Intentional Congruence: The Future of Life & Business

I just listened to one of the best podcast episodes on the planet! One of my favorite podcasts is Glambition Radio with Ali Brown, and her interview with Jessica Mead is absolute fire!

As Futurist and Coach, I am always looking for models of leadership and life that are changing outdated paradigms and thought patterns. As a former employee, business owner (and mom), I am glad COVID forced us to change the way we approached work, careers, and education. The old workplace and learning norms needed to change. Being a student or a working mom (or parent) should not have not been so hard for soo long!

We no longer need to separate our lives in to distinct categories. In fact, we never could-because we are human. We brought our lives, personal challenges, and feelings to work. We just had to hide them for decades! Enter Intentional Congruence, which I define as the “purposeful alignment between each area of your life to create synergy and success.” I believe Intentional Congruence is a path to more prosperous futures for many families.

Jessica Mead is leading the way for businesses and families. She has created a model of prosperity for her family that incorporates the “Both-And” Futurist Mindset as well as an entrepreneurial approach to life. As the researcher who discovered that personal fulfillment was the key to motivation for entrepreneurial individuals, I totally appreciate- and will use- elements of her work!


A few of my favorite takeaways:

  • Find and create opportunities and let go of what is no longer working
  • We are as afraid of success as we are of failure
  • The educational institutions of old need to evolve
  • Intentional Congruence is a way to create synergy and success that blends our personal and professional lives
  • Trust yourself & let go of regret
  • Let go of money as the outcome; Money will find you as you grow and evolve

Go Wild & Enjoy Listening & Learning to this Episode of Glambition Radio!

An Aging Nation

There is opportunity in the Longevity Economy. By 2035, adults will outnumber children for the first time in history. The economic contributions of this age group is set to balloon to $28.2 trillion by 2050. Further, the wants and needs of consumers and producers in this age group are definitely evolving.

What is the Longevity Economy?

According to the AARP, the Longevity Economy describes the economic contributions of Americans over the age of 50. These contributions include employment, volunteering, business ownership, family care, etc.

As the nation continues to recover from the pandemic, older Americans must must be included in the solutions. Venture Capitalists are investing in this space, and Americans are redefining what it means to age. Opportunities will continue to grow in the Longevity Economy.

What opportunities do you think exist in the Longevity Economy?

Looking forward to hearing your WILD ideas! Please share them below!!

Time to Chart a New Course?

Create a Futures Capsule!

The How to Create a Futures Capsule course has blasted off and is in full growth mode!  This FREE course is for you if:


  • You are a high-achieving leader who is ready to get to the next level – but need clarity on what that really means
  • You are in a time of transition and lack a sense of direction but want something “more” that you can’t quite grasp or understand
  • You feel hopeless, lost, or unsure about where you are going and why you are currently doing what you are doing – even if you just keep doing it
  • You are bored, disengaged and uninterested in your current career, business endeavor, romantic relationship, or even life in general
  • You are challenged by work-life balance and want to get your life back 
  • You have a sense of unease because you “aren’t getting any younger” and feel that you are running out of time to do, be and accomplish all you desire out of this lifetime

How to Create a Futures Capsule is designed to help you figure out what Mini-Moonshots you want to experience in the future while also helping you focus on what you truly value in work and in life.  This process of dreaming, deciding, and doing provides you with direction as well as the focus, confidence, and excitement you need to make your future a reality.

Best of all?  You will HAVE FUN while creating your desired future!

Several students have emailed me about their Mini-Moonshots over the next four years.  They gave me permission to share, so I wanted to send a note celebrating their progress.  Mini-Moonshots include:

Taking a Trip to Paris

Starting a Business

Running a Marathon

Treating Myself to an Annual Spa Day

Adding “Me Time” to My Calendar Each Week

Congratulations to all of the students who have completed their Futures Capsules!!   

One student shared this with me:

I’m in a very transitional time in my life due to personal circumstances and know I need to be dreaming and setting a new course for the future. This gives me a concrete tool to use. 

-Susan

If you are ready to create a roadmap of your future, enroll in How to Create a Futures Capsule for FREE! All you need to do is click here and enroll: https://tinyurl.com/FuturesCapsule

It’s Time to Untame Your Future!

-Dr. Connie

Untame Your Year: Future Story 2022

Did you set some goals or intentions for 2022? Or, maybe you chose a word or phrase to help you focus this year. Maybe you didn’t do any of it because you feel stuck or just didn’t feel like it.  Remember, being an adult doesn’t need to be boring — and neither does this process!

Our beliefs are powerful, and the life story that plays over and over in our heads dictates our actions. So, writing your ideal story is a great way to change your beliefs and behaviors while also uncovering emotions that you might not know you had. For example, when I wrote my Future Story for 2022 – a lot came up about my feelings around COVID. It was enlightening, and I realized that I needed to let my negativity about it go so I could use that energy for more productive purposes.  I also need to start having more fun again.  I am done with the pillows, signs, and t-shirts that state, “stay home” or “peace, love, joy.”  I am all for being smart about COVID, but I am also ready for some fun and excitement.  So, enjoy this.  Be bold about what you want and start getting excited about life again.  It’s time to untame your future!

Coaching Tip: This futures coaching exercise is always a big hit with teams and groups because they can have some fun with it. I find that people bond when they can let loose and enjoy some time together while setting strategic directions for more prosperous futures.  You can do it together in a physical location or in an online setting.  Just make sure to incorporate some fun elements into the process. 

Go wild, download the Future Story 2022 coaching exercise below and untame your year!

Time for a Road Trip!

I am flying again – to present a keynote in person, and I am so excited!! This talk will focus on how to lead like a futurist while also presenting information on some of the signs and signals impacting the healthcare industry.

If you are like me, it has been a while since I have flown the friendly skies-but I am also ready to get out there and be with people again. I love the ability to work with clients online; however, I really enjoy in-person interactions too!

I am so greatly to the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) for inviting me to be part of this exciting conversation. You can learn more about their work and the conference by visiting: https://icahn.org/

Yeah! ICAHN Keynote by creimers2

A Conversation about the Future and the Creative Society

I had the opportunity to chat with two hosts as part of AllatRa TV North America this morning. It was a fun and interesting conversation about the future of humanity, the planet, and prosperity. And, I had the pleasure of meeting two wonderful young leaders who are committed to making the future a brighter and more wonderful place for all people.

We talk about everything from the importance of being entrepreneurial and taking personal responsibility for your life to the need for a new system of education that is more accessible and affordable for everyone at any age. I really enjoyed exploring possibilities of a future filled with more personal fulfillment and fun as well as a healthier planet.

A portion of our interview touched on F*School – the Futures School for women that helps them design and achieve their personal, purposeful vision for the future.

Go Wild with Your Vision for a Better Future & Enjoy the Interview!

-Dr. Connie

PS: They are always looking for more minds. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact them. One of the hosts will provide the details at the end of the conversation.

How to Create Your Purposeful Future with Dr. Connie

Being an Adult Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

When I work with leaders the issue of stress is front and center of many coaching conversations. Adults have a lot on their plates, and COVID-19 has made it much worse. Well-being is emerging as the #1 issue for workplaces because leaders are finally starting to realize that people-first strategies are what they need to be successful in the ever-changing marketplace. It is almost impossible to be creative or productive if you do not have your physical, mental, or emotional health.

This leadership coaching video explains some of the reasons why it is important to have fun and enjoy life – even if you have to make the time and an effort to do it!

You May Have Doubts

With all the stress that many of us have been under lately, you might be doubting the importance of fun, but let remind about a few “fun” facts:

  1. Fun is the ultimate stress-reliever
  2. Fun bonds people together
  3. Fun makes you more interesting
  4. Fun is the the ultimate Fountain of Youth

Try your own tests at home. I give my clients assignments to have fun all of the time. Why? Because it puts them in a stronger place to solve problems, work through challenges and develop creative solutions. Fun can also repair relationships.

6 of the Most Powerful Happiness Tools: Gratitude, Movement, Play, Purpose, Self-Love, and Kindness.

-Dr. Connie

Blue the Bee Learns to be Happy (free download)

A few colleagues and I published Blue the Bee Learns to Be Happy, an activity guide for happiness in 2018. It takes the science of happiness and turns it into games and tools designed to help increase levels of positivity. You can use it as an individual with your family or even with teams at work.

If you need more than the video or the book, please contact us for additional resources or personalized coaching. We are committed to helping 100,000 leaders create greater purpose and prosperity for people and our planet, and fun is one of the ways in which we are achieving this big, hairy, audacious goal!

Go Wild with Fun!

-Dr. Connie

The Future of Aging Study: Help Us Break the Tie!

Preliminary results are in – and it is a tie! As many of you know, Wild Innovation launched a study focused on the Future of Aging last week. To date, fifty percent of respondents indicate that Health Changes & Challenges concern them MOST about getting older; The other 50% of respondents indicated that Career and/or Financial Challenges are their biggest concern.

Please help us break the tie and share your opinions about the future of aging by answering our super-short survey! Simply click on this link or fill in the survey box below:

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Thanks a million!

-Dr. Connie

The Future of Aging Study

Wild Innovation is embarking on a Future of Aging study, and we need your help!

Aging is impacting everything from the workforce to healthcare; however, there are many voices that are not being included in the conversation – people in midlife happen to be one of them!

Most tend to think of aging as something that concerns only “older people” but that is not the case. Those of us in the middle of life are looking around and are not satisfied with what we see. We want to change the traditional social norms of aging. The good news? Many of us are already doing this!

Wild Innovation wants to help you break the traditional rules of aging and create new ones! No one needs to tell us what “not to wear” at a certain age. I for one am not planning on getting the traditionally expected short “older lady” haircut anytime soon.

Please let us know what concerns you most about the future of aging! It should only take a few seconds. The quick questions are in the box below.

We look forward to gathering insights from you so we can make a more positive difference in the area of aging now and into the future!

Thanks a million!

-Dr. Connie

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