This week on the SuperAge podcast, we are joined by the inspiring Will Henshall. When Will flatlined in 2018, he had a 2% chance of living, and a 1% chance of surviving without any cognitive impairment. He defied the odds and is here to share his story of how he sees the world differently now.
Songwriter, entrepreneur, inventor, photographer, audio engineer, and curious human, Will knows reinvention well. In this episode, he shares his fascinating story of working in the music industry in London where he was the founder of Londonbeat with 5 huge hits, leading a tech team in San Francisco, becoming a professional photographer, and circling back to the music industry in Los Angeles to create music that helps us focus. Will also shares exactly what he learned from flatlining for 20 minutes, essentially dying, and how he lives his life differently now. “We are the physical manifestations of spirit; we are all connected. Just like aspen trees, what you see above ground is only a part of what we are; it is the roots that connect us that are the important part.”
What you will learn from this episode:
- What flatlining taught Will about the interconnectedness of our lives
- Why we are the first generation to be living in a new way
- How to reinvent yourself when something isn’t working for you
- Why community is so important to finding our purpose and staying productive
- It’s not over until it’s over
“You’ve got to lean in and be of service and then you will find that you’ll get so much back in terms of opportunities and friendship and community and the big word: Brotherhood.”
“I didn’t have a near death experience, I actually had a death experience. I flatlined for 20 minutes. And what happened was that as I recovered consciousness, I was in a coma for many, many days, my consciousness, my awareness of being in a body started to come back and it was like being in a really groggy dream.”
“Brotherhood is very, very important. We make better decisions when we know each other.”
“We are, as a generation, not like old people. We are stylish, in good shape, and we still have considerable amount of purchasing power and we represent well.”
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