Sometimes inspiration comes from sources very close to home. While spending more time with his family during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jeffrey was inspired to pass on his experience and values to younger generations by writing a children’s book starring his own grandchildren, I Don’t Want to Turn 3.
In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner interviews Gramps Jeffrey about his business background, his transition from entrepreneur to author of children’s books, and why he believes influencing younger generations is our true purpose.
In this episode, Lynne and Jeffrey discuss:
- His first book, The Secrets of Retailing,: Or: How to Beat Wal-Mart!
- Writing for the Huffington Post
- Discovering a love of writing through journaling
- Becoming inspired to write during a backpacking trip in his youth
- His writing process
- His first children’s book: I Don’t Want to Turn 3
- The importance of grandparents being present for their grandchildren
- Lessons his grandfather taught him
Links and Resources:
- Dollar Days
- Arianna Huffington
- Barnes and Noble
- Episode 116 – Jake Neher
- Baby Boomers
- WWII – Pacific Fighter Pilot History
Find Gramps Jeffrey:
Coming up next on the Make Meaning Podcast: Lynne interviews Dr. Indigo Willing about her books, skateboarding, and her organizations, Consent is Rad, Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI), and We Skate Queensland.
If you enjoyed this episode, you’ll like these other Make Meaning Podcast episodes:
- Episode 100 – Bassie Shemtov – How to combine career and family to really make a difference
- Episode 70 – Elena Reads – How to stoke a love of reading in kids
- Episode 55 – Lisa Damour – Understanding Adolescence
- Episode 17 – Karen Dybis – Telling Stories that Matter
- Episode 13 – Teen Voices with the One Earth Writing Ambassadors