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Episode 100: Part 1, What 99 Episodes Taught Me About the ADHD Brain

Join Tracy as she celebrates her 100th episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. For her 100th episode, Tracy reviewed all 99 episodes of her podcast and shared the key thoughts that reframed her personal understanding of ADHD. This was a lot of content to go through and ultimately ended up becoming not only podcast episode #100 but also episode #101. Tracy also created a 100th episode gift for her listeners which is a Podcast Index that organizes all 99 episodes. You can find it here.

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Join Tracy as she celebrates her 100th episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. For her 100th episode, Tracy reviewed all 99 episodes of her podcast and shared the key thoughts that reframed her personal understanding of ADHD. This was a lot of content to go through and ultimately ended up becoming not only podcast episode #100 but also episode #101. Tracy also created a 100th episode gift for her listeners which is a Podcast Index that organizes all 99 episodes. You can find it here.

 

Episode 1: Tracy Otsuka Shares her ADHD Story and her ADHD Superpowers

Episode 3: Kids and ADHD: Why Their Journey is Important to You

Episode 4: The One Trait That Everyone with ADHD Has

Episode 8: Why Am I Always Late?

Episode 9: Practical Strategies for Being on Time and Planning Better

Episode 10: ADHD and Exercise

Episode 12: Learned Helplessness and ADHD

Episode 16: Intuition and ADHD

Episode 17: The 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told About ADHD When I Was First Diagnosed 

Episode 18: Message to My Kid’s Teachers

 

100th Episode Gift: Podcast Index

Episode 99: Organization for ADHD Teens with Executive Function Coach, Julia Clements

Join Tracy in Episode 99 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women as she welcomes executive function coach and math tutor, Julia Clements. Julia has a strong affinity for teens with ADHD and has working with them for 23 years. She attended the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at The University of Redlands and believes this is where she developed her love of the individualized and creative learning process.

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Join Tracy in Episode 99 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women as she welcomes executive function coach and math tutor, Julia Clements. Julia has a strong affinity for teens with ADHD and has working with them for 23 years. She attended the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at The University of Redlands and believes this is where she developed her love of the individualized and creative learning process.

 

Julia shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • Her philosophy on teens and learning
  • The one thing she never employs with her students or her child
  • What ADHD teens need more than anything to learn
  • What are executive functions
  • Why she uses Sarah Ward’s executive function program with her students
  • How it is different than other programs that help students learn
  • Some suggestions for distance learning in the time of COVID
  • How ADHD makes her outstanding at her job
  • What she believes the key to living successfully with ADHD is

 

Resources:

Sarah Ward's Executive Function Programs

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Episode 98: The Unplanner System for ADHD Planning Success in 2021

In Episode 98 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares information about planners and planning for 2021. She talks about her decades long struggle with planners and schedules. She had tried everything from Filofax, Steven Covey, Quo Vadis, Daytimer, the Palm Pilot, The Elephant Planner, The Passion Planner, The Bullet Journal (which she actually never used despite purchasing all the necessary materials) and her favorite, a planning system that felt like a restaurant menu.

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In Episode 98 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares information about planners and planning for 2021. She talks about her decades long struggle with planners and schedules. She had tried everything from Filofax, Steven Covey, Quo Vadis, Daytimer, the Palm Pilot, The Elephant Planner, The Passion Planner, The Bullet Journal (which she actually never used despite purchasing all the necessary materials) and her favorite, a planning system that felt like a restaurant menu.

 

Tracy talks about:

  • What a planner needs to work for ADHD brains
  • The writing implement that Tracy now swears by
  • A-OK! Every Day, The Unplanner System for Planning Success
  • Gold stars, literally
  • Her goals in creating a planning system
  • Her beta launch for A-OK! Every Day
  • What it will include
  • The four simple resources that Tracy feels are a must for gaining control of your life.
  • Who A-OK! Every Day is for and who it is not for

 

Resources:

A-OK! Every Day Waitlist

Podcast with Francesca Rizzo

Muji Pencil

Google Calendar

The Momentum App

Alexa Echo Spot

The Apple Watch

Tiny Calendar App

Bear App

Episode 97: ADHD and Managing Money with Michelle Nickel

Join Tracy as she welcomes Michelle Nickel to Episode 97 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Michelle earned a degree in liberal arts and followed that up with an MBA. She went to work for a major brokerage firm at the age of 25.  Along the way she earned AAMS (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designations and also holds series 7, 63 and 66 Securities Licenses.  Working in a small town, Michelle did everything from making sure little old ladies didn’t run out of money, designed retirement plans, set up college savings accounts and everything in between. 

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Join Tracy as she welcomes Michelle Nickel to Episode 97 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Michelle earned a degree in liberal arts and followed that up with an MBA. She went to work for a major brokerage firm at the age of 25.  Along the way she earned AAMS (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designations and also holds series 7, 63 and 66 Securities Licenses.  Working in a small town, Michelle did everything from making sure little old ladies didn’t run out of money, designed retirement plans, set up college savings accounts and everything in between.  Her favorite thing to do is to take a giant pile of financial statements and data and turn it into a comprehensible and workable plan for her clients. 

 

Michelle learned how to manage investments from her company, but managing day to day finances was harder, because of her ADHD. After 23 years working as an advisor, Michelle was able to retire at 48. Michelle lives with her husband and two teenage boys, both of whom have ADHD, in Alabama. 

 

Michelle shares with us:

  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • Her ADHD symptoms
  • How to save
  • The importance of automating everything you can
  • How to save if we’re self-employed
  • What we should do with credit cards
  • How to pay bills
  • How to budget
  • The importance of cash
  • The ADHD traits that Michelle feels are responsible for her success
  • The ADHD traits that Michelle still struggles with
  • Her key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one ADHD workaround
  • What it means to make decisions in advance
  • Her future plans for “retirement”

 

Resources:

Michelle's Blog

Raymond James

Edward Jones

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

Episode 96: ADHD, Confidence, Career and Mid-life with Leadership Program Design and Delivery Expert, Juliann Decker

In Episode 96 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Juliann Decker. Julie Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts and her master’s degree in Training and Development from Lesley University in Cambridge. She is a coach and an expert in leadership program design and delivery with broad work experience in industries such as technology, banking, consumer goods, retail and finance.

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In Episode 96 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Juliann Decker. Julie Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts and her master’s degree in Training and Development from Lesley University in Cambridge. She is a coach and an expert in leadership program design and delivery with broad work experience in industries such as technology, banking, consumer goods, retail and finance.

 

Juliann designed, delivered and launched Monster.com‘s first global Management Development Program for high-potential leaders and trained and coached participants in their newly created MBA executive program. She also developed global leadership programs at Aspen Technology and founded her own leadership and coaching company.

 

Juliann shares:

  • Her childhood symptoms
  • The circumstances surrounding her initial ADHD diagnosis
  • Her recent re-diagnosis
  • How midlife affected her symptoms 
  • What has changed since her recent diagnosis?
  • Her experience with A-OK!
  • What the key to living successfully with ADHD is

 

Resources:

Juliann’s email: [email protected]

 

Aleta and Tracy talk about:

  • The link between ADHD, disordered eating and eating disorders
  • The grim statistics on bulimia and anorexia for ADHD women
  • Which type of ADHD is the best predictor of an eating disorder in girls
  • The circumstances surrounding Aleta’s own ADHD diagnosis
  • Why she chose to study Nutrition Science and Psychology?
  • The difference between disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Why eating disorders and disordered eating are so prevalent in ADHD women?
  • Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) and how it relates to ADHD
  • How problems with self-regulation and executive function deficits can lead to disordered eating and ultimately, eating disorders
  • What the pyramid of food needs is
  • How to use this pyramid to address disordered eating
  • How Aleta uses the hunger and fullness scales
  • What to do if you are in the middle of an eating disorder but think you can’t afford to get help?
  • Aleta’s favorite resources for a good relationship with food, your body and yourself
  • What Aleta thinks about intermittent fasting
  • How meal delivery services can help
  • Aleta’s new eating with ADHD program 
  • Aleta’s favorite ADHD workaround

 

Resources:

Wise Heart Nutrition

Instagram: Wise Heart Nutrition

Understanding Girls with ADHD

Hello Fresh

Intuitive Eating, 4th Edition

The Anti-Diet

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Episode 95: Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and ADHD with Aleta Storch

Join Tracy as she welcomes Aleta Storch to Episode 95 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Aleta has earned Master’s degrees in both Nutrition Science, Dietetics, and Clinical Health Psychology. She is an anti-diet Dietitian, Therapist, and Certified Body Trust Provider, specializing in eating disorders, autoimmune conditions, and ADHD. 

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Join Tracy as she welcomes Aleta Storch to Episode 95 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Aleta has earned Master’s degrees in both Nutrition Science, Dietetics, and Clinical Health Psychology. She is an anti-diet Dietitian, Therapist, and Certified Body Trust Provider, specializing in eating disorders, autoimmune conditions, and ADHD. Her work is centered around helping folks move away from diet culture and instead develop an intuitive, trusting, compassionate relationship with food and movement. She firmly believes that everyone is the expert of their own body. When she is not focused on her work, she can typically be found skiing or foraging for mushrooms in the mountains, snuggled on the couch with her dog, partner, and a good book, or making a creative mess in the kitchen.

 

Aleta and Tracy talk about:

  • The link between ADHD, disordered eating and eating disorders
  • The grim statistics on bulimia and anorexia for ADHD women
  • Which type of ADHD is the best predictor of an eating disorder in girls
  • The circumstances surrounding Aleta’s own ADHD diagnosis
  • Why she chose to study Nutrition Science and Psychology?
  • The difference between disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Why eating disorders and disordered eating are so prevalent in ADHD women?
  • Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) and how it relates to ADHD
  • How problems with self-regulation and executive function deficits can lead to disordered eating and ultimately, eating disorders
  • What the pyramid of food needs is
  • How to use this pyramid to address disordered eating
  • How Aleta uses the hunger and fullness scales
  • What to do if you are in the middle of an eating disorder but think you can’t afford to get help?
  • Aleta’s favorite resources for a good relationship with food, your body and yourself
  • What Aleta thinks about intermittent fasting
  • How meal delivery services can help
  • Aleta’s new eating with ADHD program 
  • Aleta’s favorite ADHD workaround

 

Resources:

Wise Heart Nutrition

Instagram: Wise Heart Nutrition

Understanding Girls with ADHD

Hello Fresh

Intuitive Eating, 4th Edition

The Anti-Diet

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Episode 94: ADHD with Papparazi, Jaimie Harris

Join Tracy as she welcomes Jaimie Harris to Episode 94 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Jaimie is from Essex, just outside of London. She is 29 and was a paparazzi for a decade. She now works for celebrity magazines as a picture researcher, a job which she absolutely loves. 

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Join Tracy as she welcomes Jaimie Harris to Episode 94 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Jaimie is from Essex, just outside of London. She is 29 and was a paparazzi for a decade. She now works for celebrity magazines as a picture researcher, a job which she absolutely loves. 

In this podcast, Jaimie shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • Her childhood symptoms 
  • How she felt different her entire life
  • How she ended up working as a paparazzi?
  • Why this career was very ADHD friendly
  • How her ADHD makes her very good at her job
  • The ADHD traits that Jaimie feels are responsible for her success?
  • Her key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one ADHD workaround

Jaimie's Instagram:
@whatjamiedid
@diaryofagirlpap

Resources:

Website: www.tracyotsuka.com

Waitlist: www.tracyotsuka.com/waitlist

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/1541724249266515

Episode 93: ADHD, Positive Emotion and Being Future-Focused

In Episode 93 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women,Tracy talks about the difference between being past and future-focused and which one is better for our ADHD brains. 

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In Episode 93 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women,Tracy talks about the difference between being past and future-focused and which one is better for our ADHD brains. 

She shares:

  • How you can tell if someone is future vs. past-focused
  • Why it’s so important for those of us with ADHD brains to be future-focused
  • How most of us start out being future-focused but then we opt for the security of being past-focused
  • Which of the three types of ADHD struggle more with being future-focused and why
  • How everything that is possible and what we dream about is built from our future and not our past
  • Why being future-focused builds confidence
  • Why being future-focused builds positive emotion

Resources:

Website: https://www.tracyotsuka.com

Waitlist: https://www.tracyotsuka.com/waitlist

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541724249266515

Episode 92: ADHD, Trauma, Shame and Falling in Love with Your ADHD Brain at 59 with Isabelle Baker

Join Tracy as she welcomes guest Isabelle Baker to Episode 92 of her podcast ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Tracy interviewed Isabelle as one of four students who completed her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! program. That episode aired last week but Tracy didn’t include Isabelle because she felt that Isabelle needed her own episode. In this episode Isabelle talks about trauma, never fitting in, giving up, thinking it was too late for her because she was too old. She also talks about AOK and ultimately falling in love with her ADHD brain. 

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Join Tracy as she welcomes guest Isabelle Baker to Episode 92 of her podcast ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Tracy interviewed Isabelle as one of four students who completed her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! program. That episode aired last week but Tracy didn’t include Isabelle because she felt that Isabelle needed her own episode. In this episode Isabelle talks about trauma, never fitting in, giving up, thinking it was too late for her because she was too old. She also talks about AOK and ultimately falling in love with her ADHD brain. 

Isabelle Baker is from Lakeland, FL. With over 25 years of business development, C-suite partnerships, and enterprise training; Isabelle is now her own CEO. Today she combines her professional experiences along with her love of problem solving, listening to understand, and relentlessness, to serve her clients whom she loves to see succeed.

Some of her best successes are personal though: she is passionate about helping children in the foster care system and looks forward to being a coach to those who age out.

Isabelle shares:

  • Her childhood trauma
  • Her struggle with school
  • Her struggle with social problems and always feeling different
  • Her discovery of ADHD
  • Her experience going through the A-OK! Program
  • Her new found love and appreciation of her ADHD gifts
  • The key to living successfully with a non-linear brain
  • Her number one workaround

Resources:

Sign up for Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! here

ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Ep. 76, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!, My 6-Step System 

Isabelle’s Email

Episode 91: What Do I Do With My ADHD Life and Our A-OK! System

In Episode 94 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Hayley Lin, Trinlee Chodren and Juliann Decker who are all graduates of her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! System. 

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In Episode 91 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Hayley Lin, Trinlee Chodren and Juliann Decker who are all graduates of her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! System. 

Hayley Lin is 25 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago while in college. She graduated last year from the University of Toronto with a specialist in Computer Science and a major in Cognitive Science. Haley is also a makeup enthusiast with two full bookcases of makeup and a social media account with 470k followers! Haley’s  #1 value is living to her full potential. 

Trinlee Chodren is in her early thirties and is a former pharmacist, novelist, teacher, personal development junkie, an advocate of kindness and doing things that benefit humanity but most of all Trinlee is an ideation machine. She is entrepreneurial to her core. 

Juliann Decker, 56, is a coach and an expert in leadership program design and delivery with broad work experience in industries such as technology, banking, consumer goods, retail and finance. She designed, delivered and launched Monster.com‘s first global Management Development Program for high-potential leaders and trained and coached participants in their newly created MBA executive program. She also developed global leadership programs at Aspen Technology and founded her own leadership and coaching company.

All three women share:

  • The circumstances surrounding their experience with ADHD
  • About their childhoods and growing up
  • Their experience with our coaching system, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!
  • Their key to living successfully with a non-linear brain 

Resources:

Hayley Lin: 

Trinlee Chodren: 

Juliann Decker

Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! Waitlist

ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Ep. 76, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!, My 6-Step System

Episode 90: How to Talk to Your Child About Their ADHD with Katelyn Mabry

In Episode 90 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Katelyn. Katelyn is a special educator who has her masters in Reading and is the author of the childrens’ book, “Hi It’s Me! I have ADHD!” She just launched a podcast for kids titled Journey With Me Through ADHD which is designed for children with ADHD to listen to and feel understood. Katelyn lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 4 young kids and passion is to speak into the hearts and minds of children and families with ADHD so feel connected and understood!

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In Episode 90 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Katelyn. Katelyn is a special educator who has her masters in Reading and is the author of the childrens’ book, “Hi It’s Me! I have ADHD!” She just launched a podcast for kids titled Journey With Me Through ADHD which is designed for children with ADHD to listen to and feel understood. Katelyn lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 4 young kids and passion is to speak into the hearts and minds of children and families with ADHD so feel connected and understood!

In this podcast Katelyn shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her childhood diagnosis
  • The question that she was often asked by adults as a child that rocked her self-esteem
  • Why she decided to get a master’s degree in Reading
  • What made her start her new podcast for kids
  • How to talk to your kids about their ADHD in such a way that instills confidence in how their brain works?
  • How do you tell your child that he/she has ADHD?
  • The best way to talk about your child’s weaknesses?
  • How to teach your child to respond to other kids when they make inaccurate comments about ADHD?
  • How to work with you child on mindset
  • The “red dot” method
  • The importance of breaking things down into bite-sized pieces
Episode 89: How an ADHD Diagnosis Healed 22 Years of Anxiety with Jade LeQuesne

In Episode #89 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how she gets so many emails and DMs from young women with ADHD who have been positively affected by this podcast. This makes her want to have more young women on the podcast because the younger we start to see our ADHD brains for the brilliant brains that they are, the better. Tracy wants them to hear stories of young, inspiring women who are just like them so in this episode, she introduces you to Jade Le Quesne who just turned 23 yesterday.

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In Episode #89 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how she gets so many emails and DMs from young women with ADHD who have been positively affected by this podcast. This makes her want to have more young women on the podcast because the younger we start to see our ADHD brains for the brilliant brains that they are, the better. Tracy wants them to hear stories of young, inspiring women who are just like them so in this episode, she introduces you to Jade Le Quesne who just turned 23 yesterday.

Jade is from the U.K. and was diagnosed with ADHD at the beginning of the year. Jade struggled through school, was always behind her classmates academically but since childhood she had a dream. Her dream was to attend college in the U.S. Jade did just that and graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Tampa. 

Jade is currently back in the U.K. studying nutrition and fitness which she uses as a way to manage her symptoms. She believes that mental and physical health are intrinsically linked and looks forward to starting her own business very soon. 

In this podcast Jade shares:

  • Her life-long battle with anxiety and emotional dysregulation
  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • How she always felt different than others
  • Her interest in motorcross
  • What has changed for her since being diagnosed
  • Why she decided to write for ADDitudeMagazine
  • The ADHD traits that she feels are responsible for her success
  • How she manages her ADHD symptoms
  • The link between empathy and emotional dysregulation
  • The key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one ADHD workaround

Resources:

https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-women-missed-signs-low-self-esteem/

https://www.instagram.com/jadeeatsfit/

Episode 88: ADHD, Rumination and Criticism

In Episode #88 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares her own personal experience with rumination. She talks about how even when you’re in your own zone of interest and genius and doing what you really love it’s still difficult to be on even the smallest platform because you will be roundly rejected by some. 

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In Episode #88 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares her own personal experience with rumination. She talks about how even when you’re in your own zone of interest and genius and doing what you really love it’s still difficult to be on even the smallest platform because you will be roundly rejected by some. 

She shares:

  • All about her critics on Reddit
  • Information on essential oils
  • Information on medication
  • Her biggest fear around delivering this podcast every week
  • How she feels about paying it forward
  • What it means to be a Karen
  • Her commitment to BLM: diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Her favorite podcast for learning how to be anti-racist
  • Why you’re no different than she is
  • What to do when things don’t go so well
  • The importance of getting back in the arena regardless
  • Why what people say about you is none of your business
  • How ADHD women are meant to lead
  • The ADHD women that struggle the most

Resources:

That's Not How That Works

https://brenebrown.com/

Episode 87: ADHD Means That You're Never Too Old

In Episode 87 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy announces that this podcast is now the #1 podcast for ADHD women and among the top 10-14% of all podcasts regardless of subject.   

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In Episode 87 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy announces that this podcast is now the #1 podcast for ADHD women and among the top 10-14% of all podcasts regardless of subject. Tracy then shares:

  • Her experience with her amazing Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! students
  • The fear that many of her students have, that it’s too late or they’re too old to do something really meaningful that allows them to make a difference in the world and live to their potential
  • Her story of why it’s never too late to live to your potential and find and do what you love
  • Her purpose and her big WHY
  • How she became an expert in ADHD in an unconventional way
  • The ADHD trait she’s discovered in all her A-OK! Women
  • Information about inspiring women who reimagined their lives after the age of 50
  • Statistics about startups based on age
  • Why she won’t share her age

Resources:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/312943

https://www.smallbizgenius.net/by-the-numbers/entrepreneur-statistics/#gref

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/a-study-of-27-million-startups-found-ideal-age-to-start-a-business-and-its-much-older-than-you-think.html

https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/resource-center/older-entrepreneurs-the-startup-mentality-is-not-bound-by-age-000959494/

 



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