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Richard Rossi is the co-founder of two of the world’s largest and most prestigious enrichment programs for high achieving students. In 1986, he co-founded InVision EMI which became one of the country’s largest providers of live leadership and career exploration programs for high achieving students. They sold the InVision EMI in 2011 and Richard has since gone on to create a company that connects high-achieving kids with high achievers in the STEM fields. He also owns Davinci50, the highest-level live coaching program in the world on Superaging: biohacking our bodies for boundless energy and a dramatically extended life without disease, physical limitation, or mental decline.



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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [02:31] Jeremy welcomes his guest, Richard Rossi
  • [07:19] Understanding the power of love and commitment of a mother
  • [08:43] How the over-commitment of Richard’s mom affected his life 
  • [11:52] Richard shares why his mother was his inspiration for his business
  • [15:41] How Richard started his first business and the lessons learned from it
  • [19:00] Indispensable elements of Richard’s marketing strategy
  • [24:13] Richard shares the first mailing package that he has ever done
  • [ 29:37] Richard tells the story of the woman who had undergone over 90 surgeries
  • [32:54] A different approach to parenting and alternative ways to educate and inspire kids
  • [38:25] Richard talks about lessons their family got from their year-long trip around the world
  • [42:24] Richard talks about The Davinci50 and what inspired him to do it
  • [46:45] Richard talks about the hard truths about your health
  • [51:28] How Richard chose the people who would form his biohacking mastermind group
  • [55:33] How Richard discovered Greg Faye and his work
  • [57:17] Books about biohacking and health that RIchard recommends
  • [59:32] Richard’s secret for maximum health results with minimum time and minimum effort
  • [1:04:33] How stem cells can benefit your health and how often should you get treatments
  • [I:06:19] Health tests that Richard recommends for everyone
  • [1:12:53] The effectiveness and benefits of intermittent fasting
  • [1:14:58] The best schedule for intermittent fasting
  • [1:17:20] Where to go for TheDavinci50 resources

In this episode…

As an entrepreneur, the one thing that keeps you pushing for more is your WHY. Why do you do the business you do? For Richard Rossi, co-founder of the DaVinci Education, it is about living up to his mother’s request to help people. It has been his driving force behind all his business ventures and it shows just how much a committed and loving mother can impact her child’s life.

In this episode of Inspired Insider, Richard talks about how his mother inspired him to do what he does best, and why putting your heart in the right place even in business can help you succeed. He shares with Jeremy his beginnings as an entrepreneur, his marketing and sales strategies, and his insights on life that has helped him better understand and appreciate the importance of living a healthy and full life.

It’s an awesome episode filled with nostalgia on personal lessons on life, family, and career so make sure to tune in.

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Episode Transcript

Intro 0:15
You are listening to Inspired insider with your host Dr. Jeremy wise.

Jeremy Weisz 0:22
Dr. Jeremy wise here founder of inspired Insider. com where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders like the founders are experts and they end up selling a killer for $600 million. But we talked about early on how they built it from scratch and bootstrapped it and p90x founder Tony Horton talks about how he made money as a street mind. Like that’s actually how he made food and rent money. Richard he would put his head on the street and do street Miami and that’s how he made his his rent and before he obviously sold hundreds of millions of dollars in p90x Atari founder Nolan Bushnell talked about how when he was Steve Jobs, mentor, Steve offered Nolan 33% of Apple for $50,000. And why? He said no, that’s a big. That’s a big Miss. So this episode is brought to you by Rise25, which I co-founded with my business partner john Corcoran and a Rise25. We help b2b businesses connect to their dream 100 clients and referral partners. And what we do is create a systemized incoming referral pipeline, which generates ROI using a podcast and for me, podcasting is one of the best things I’ve done for my business in my life, but it’s much more personal. Because it’s not just about your business in my mind is about leaving a legacy for yourself and your guests. And it was inspired and Richard thoroughly to this by my grandfather, who was a Holocaust survivor and him and his brother were in concentration camps in Nazi Germany were the only members of their family to survive. And his words and legacy live on because of the interview. The whole cost foundation did with him. Which you can watch my about page and it’s really inspired me and I watch it at least twice a year to to hear about it and that wouldn’t be possible if they didn’t do the interview. So yes, podcasting will help your business but it helps you and your guests leave a legacy. And you can check it out. Check us out at if you have questions, you can email us support at where we handle 99% of all the work behind the scenes and the strategy. So I am super excited about today’s guest Richard Rossi. He’s co founder of two of the world’s largest and most prestigious enrichment programs for high achieving students. Da Vinci education Da Vinci com. In 1986 he co founded InVision EMI which grew into the country’s largest provider of live leadership and career exploration programs for high achieving students. A 50,000 students a year attended in attendance with over 200 staff and annual revenues exceeding 120 million dollars. And they sold InVision EMI in 2011. He didn’t go and sit on a beach. What he did was he went and started another business. And in 2013 he started a business that now fill stadiums with parents and students and if you want to think about and visualize it, think that visualize a stadium 10s of thousands of people think TED Talk meets Tony Robbins meets rock concert, and they put the biggest names in the world on the stage in the STEM fields. I’m hoping to take my daughters to this and when they’re old enough and they create a magical experience where high achievers kit high achieving kids come and they find their tribe, you know, the people that they’ve been looking for, you know, you know, people are high achievers are, you know, a little bit different, you know, and they find in a positive way, and they find the other people exactly like now. So in the past few decades, more than 640,000 students from More than 118 countries collectively have attended these academic programs. Now, Richard, it’s amazing the impact that you’ve had and your companies have had. And also that wasn’t enough. He’s also created the highest level mastermind in the world for biohacking, maximum health and radical life extension. He’s assembled a rockstar group of advisors and faculty at the da Vinci 15 calm, that’s five zero calm. And some of the people he’s assembled are amazing. Like George church, Professor of genetics at Harvard, Bill faloona is a leading researcher for life extension longevity, Dave Asprey, Dr. mercola, Rhonda Patrick, and so many more, Richard, that mean you you deserve that intro and I wanted to say every last word of it, so thank you for joining me.

Richard Rossi 4:50
So happy to be here. Thank you. I’m excited to be here. Um,

Jeremy Weisz 4:54
I want to start with with the journey and you know, we will find out I just want to tease Because I personally want to know what you do, what you’ve done as far as your health and longevity and what you’ve seen in the research. So we will dive into those and what you’ve done personally and what you recommend. But I want to start off with the journey and it kind of starts with your parents. They were immigrants, they escaped World War Two, and having you talk about your mom’s journey and influence a little bit.