When it comes to aging, we’re all victims of brainwashing—deceived by an ageist culture, misled by the media, lied to by Hollywood and Madison Avenue. It’s time to fight back. If we change our beliefs about growing older, we can change the way we age. Marc Middleton shares how to do it … no matter how old you are.
In this provocative new book by speaker, activist, consultant, media entrepreneur and television journalist Marc Middleton, you’ll learn what the “Machine” doesn’t want you to learn. The Machine is Middleton’s term for the powerful forces—in healthcare, government, the media and the broader culture—that need you to feel old, worn, weak and worthless. And they’re willing to spend billions to back this campaign of disinformation and despair.
In “Growing Bolder” you’ll learn how to fight back—in defiance of what the Machine wants. Middleton will show you how to:
- Disconnect from the belief system that will destroy your future.
- Overcome fear to create opportunities for continuous growth.
- Transform retirement from the beginning of the end to the beginning of what’s next.
- Leverage the health-wealth connection to help secure your financial future.
- Use muscle memory to reconnect with the passions of your youth.
- Embrace risk to create meaningful experiences and moments of joy.
- Prehabilitate your way to extreme recovery.
- Live like a Rock Star of Aging.
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Advance praise for the first edition of Growing Bolder:
“Reading Growing Bolder is a wild ride…smashing stereotypes…breaking the arbitrary speed limits of ageism…and arriving at a destination filled with optimism and passion for what is possible as we age. This is a Manifesto for a major shift in the roadmap of aging. So reader…Fasten your seatbelt.” Roger Landry, MD, MHP, Author of Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging
“If you’ve got a case of the “Aging Sucks” you need to read marc Middleton’s Growing Bolder! I’m buying this book for everyone I know!” “I have worked with everyone from Martha Stewart to Dr. Oz who are no strangers to THE anti-aging movement but Marc Middleton is THE rock star. I’m buying this book for everyone I know! “ Lisa Lynn Celebrity Fitness and Metabolic Expert, Wall Street Journal best Selling Author
“Marc Middleton has long inspired individuals from all walks of life who seek to live their lives to the fullest. Growing Bolder brings decades of work to life in a way that allows all of us to achieve things we never dreamt possible. Having had the privilege of working with thousands of cancer survivors over many years I know firsthand the power of passion and purpose. Marc has personally impacted my life in profound ways and I am so excited for all those who will benefit from the lessons of this book.” Doug Ulman, President and CEO, Pelotonia, Former President and CEO of Livestrong
“Read with caution…Growing Bolder is a wrecking ball of truth and inspiration that just might smash everything you think you know about getting older and open up worlds of possibility for your future self. Marc’s mission to “Rebrand Aging” represents a desperately needed paradigm shift that should be shouted from the rooftops of society and shared with the young and old alike. This is a must read if you want to be excited about the possibilities that await you in your 60’s, 80’s and even 100’s!” Cody Sipe PhD, professor, researcher, award-winning fitness professional, international presenter, co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute“
Marc’s remarkable ability to inspire with story and his contagious passion for re-writing aging scripts reveals a path to the joyful aging experience we all crave.” Kay Van Norman, President of Brilliant Aging, internationally known author, writer, and thought leader in healthy aging.
“If you’re discouraged by the thought of growing older, read Marc Middleton’s book. Growing Bolder exposes the lies, reveals the truth and provides the pathway to a better tomorrow.” Rowdy Gaines, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee
“If you’ve ever searched for the Fountain of Youth, look no further! Marc Middleton’s new book, Growing Bolder is it! Read it and believe it!” David “HACKMAN” Hackett, 2 time World Champion and Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee
“Marc’s new book will take you through the back pages of Growing Bolder’s inception to the fruition of a bold dream designed to help everyone live with passion and purpose.” Roger McGuinn, Founder of the Byrds, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
“Marc reminds us that, like so many aspects of being human, we need to pay attention to what stories we are telling ourselves about getting older. If our story is that aging is about decline and decrepitude, that will become our reality. If our story is that as we age we grow more powerful – wiser, happier, more resilient – then that will be our reality. I know which version I would prefer!” Roz Savage MBE Author, Speaker, Ocean Rower
“If life really begins at 50 then shouldn’t you be in the best shape of your life at 65? In Marc’s new book he continues to challenge society’s beliefs and values around the topic of aging. We are living in unique times where living to 100 will soon be commonplace, and Marc’s book offers a fresh perspective on what living to 100 can look like. I know you will find this book a huge inspiration!” Dan M. Ritchie, PhD, President — Functional Aging Institute
“Healthy, Vital, Active, Joyful – these are words not commonly ascribed to the aging process and yet the “Growing Bolder” generation proves that we can look forward to the best of our lives by purposefully pivoting our mindset from dread to following our dreams into the future. Marc captures the best of his own “Growing Bolder” life experiences and couples them with the wisdom of agers into an empowering compilation that will renew your view of the rest of your life.”Dr. Vonda Wright- Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chief- Sports Medicine Northside Health System and Author of “Fitness after 40” & “Masterful care of the Aging Athlete”