041: How to Live Your Retirement in the Front Row with Jon Vroman

Jon Vroman makes moments. As the founder of the Front Row Foundation, he helps individuals facing life-threatening health challenges to take part in a life-changing experience they’ve always dreamed of. The Foundation has taken people to concerts, sporting events, holiday spectaculars, and more.

In his book The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making, he shares stories, science, and strategies to help you cultivate an empowering mindset, create lifelong relationships, and design an environment where you can thrive regardless of life conditions.

Jon is also the creator of Front Row Dads – a brotherhood created for family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

Today, he joins the podcast to talk about how to make a difference and impact in the world as you approach retirement, why the best time to start something is always yesterday (and the next-best time is right now), and the power of leading by example to pass on powerful lessons to the next generation.

In this podcast interview, you’ll learn:

  • What it means to be in the front row – and why the unique energy that you get when you’re close to the things, thoughts, and people that make you feel alive is so powerful.
  • How Jon designed his identity to achieve simple goals, like being a better listener – and how this work led to transformative results.
  • Why people over the age of 65 have the power to make the biggest impacts, even if you don’t want anything to do with your past career.
  • How Jon got started writing his first book, despite his belief that he wasn’t a writer – and the tools you can use to write and self-release a book today.
  • How you can make use of idleness at any stage in life – and the power of curiosity and positive thinking.
  • What retirement really means to Jon – and why we shouldn’t be scared of the life-threatening illness that is being human.

Inspiring Quotes

“If a young kid could pass along a quality to an older person, it would be to remain curious.” – Jon Vroman

Interview Resources

Front Row Factor
Front Row Foundation
Front Row Dads
The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making
The Family Board Meeting


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