July 26, 2020

Episode 27: My Dad, Michael Rosa (Part II)

Episode 27: My Dad, Michael Rosa (Part II)

Today’s guest is my Dad, Michael Rosa. In his return the podcast, we expand on some of the things we touched on in the first conversation as well as fill in some of the pieces we didn’t cover. If you’re relatively new to the show,


Today’s guest is my Dad, Michael Rosa. In his return the podcast, we expand on some of the things we touched on in the first conversation as well as fill in some of the pieces we didn’t cover. If you’re relatively new to the show, I would highly encourage you to listen to my first episode with my Dad before this one. The first episode (which is episode 1) goes over his upbringing and will provide you with the context that will make this episode much more enjoyable and understandable. If you have already listened to the first episode, welcome back. In this episode, we dive deeper into my Dad’s rigorous exercise history and regimen including his Ironman story. We discuss my brother Skyler (who has cerebral palsy) and what it’s been like to raise him. We honor my grandfather who recently passed away and discuss the lessons about business and life my Dad learned from him (I posted the link to my grandfather’s obituary in the episode description if you’d like to learn more about the extraordinary life he lived). Finally, we go into my Dad’s uber-competitive mindset and what’s next for him.

Link to my grandfather's obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=domenic-rosa&pid=196479391&fhid=4699

Timestamps

00:02:26 Ironman story

00:12:56 Exercise routine after retirement

00:15:23 The large part surfing has played in his life

00:23:54 My brother Skyler

00:44:02 My grandfather

00:54:15 Entrepreneurship and leadership

01:04:16 Why he makes most things a competition

01:08:31 His daily routine

01:11:05 One thing he'd love to accomplish over the next few years