Episode 172

Ageless Living with David Stewart | Win the Day® podcast
February 6, 2024
David Stewart is the founder and face of AGEIST, a media company dedicated to championing the vitality, influence, and contributions of the modern 50-plus demographic.
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In this episode of Win the Day:

What if you could become more superhuman the older you got? After all, it’s function – not age – that makes the biggest difference to how you feel.

Joining us today is David Stewart, the founder and face of AGEIST, a media company dedicated to championing the vitality, influence, and contributions of the modern 50-plus demographic. It’s also an agency that advises businesses on emerging trends and how to better understand, speak to, and engage this influential demographic.

As a leading authority in this field, David has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Times, and Forbes. He also consults for a wide range of Fortune 500 brands and businesses. Outside of this work, he is an award-winning photographer and creative director, whose portfolio includes multiple magazine covers and global advertising campaigns.

In this episode:

  • How to extract the most joy and fulfillment from the later stages of life;
  • The biggest mistakes people make when they turn 50;
  • Why retiring is the fastest way to die; and
  • The mindset you need to cultivate to stay strong, healthy, and happy.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with David Stewart!

Timestamps

0:32 Who is David Stewart
1:42 Interview starts
3:25 The poverty of imagination (mentors and martial arts)
6:15 How to know if you should get married
7:34 Being an entrepreneur vs an employee
10:58 Functional age vs biological age
12:40 How to launch a business at 56 years old
16:02 How David Stewart made AGEIST a success
18:22 Know your values in business
20:12 “Age is the aggressive pursuit of comfort.” – Gary Brecka
23:14 David Stewart’s daily routine
24:11 Win the Day action plan
25:19 5 steps to your super age
27:28 The biggest mistakes people make when they turn 50
29:57 Why people get divorced later in life
31:19 Why retirement can kill you
33:01 The problem with old politicians
37:18 How young people can better support their parents and grandparents
40:13 How to find meaning and purpose if you’re in a rut
41:50 How to create a vision for your own death
43:05 Rocket Round


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⏳ AGEIST website

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⚡ David Stewart website

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🎤 TEDx Talk ’Redesigning Age’ by David Stewart

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Inspiring quotes in this episode:
  • “People talk about biological age. I like to think about functional age. How functional are you?” – David Stewart
  • “You can do more than you think you can.” – David Stewart
  • “The focus of your being should be usefulness. How can you make yourself stronger in all ways so you can be more useful?” – David Stewart
  • “Each decade a new teacher would emerge and say, ‘There's more to you than you think. You can do more than you think you can.’” – David Stewart
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