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Jul 22, 2021

Welcome back to the Main Thing Podcast! I’m your host Skip Lineberg. My special guest today is an athlete, a financial expert and a man on a mission. 

Scott Rider is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he was twice the Captain of the Men's Track & Field team, 3 time Big Ten Champion and a 2 time All America. In fact, Scott still holds the men's outdoor record at Ohio State in the 800 Meter Run to this day. 

Professionally Scott founded the Rider+Reinke Financial Group in 1988, where he served as managing partner until January of 2017.

Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 47 Scott has attacked the disease with a combination of vigorous exercise and positive attitude. In fact in the last 4 years Scott has logged in excess of 10,000 miles on his bicycle in an effort to delay the impact of Parkinson's disease on his body. Today at the age of 61 and retired Scott has dedicated himself to encouraging others with Parkinson's disease to never give up in the fight against PD. 

Scott serves on the board of the Parkinson's Foundation Development Committee, the Carolina’s Parkinson Foundation Board, is an Aware In Care Ambassador for the Parkinson’s Foundation’ and has twice served as co-chair of the Parkinson’s Foundation Volunteer Summit. Scott writes a monthly blog, has a YouTube channel about life with Parkinson's disease and is passionate about encouraging those with PD and educating those with and without PD. 

Scott Rider was born and raised in the Columbus Ohio area. Married to his High school sweetheart Kelly they have three children, Katie, Jacob and Emma. Scott comes to us today from Beaufort, South Carolina.

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Content You’ll Find in this Podcast

[00:57] - Welcome

[01:12] - Thank-you Patrons!

[01:28] - Meet Scott Rider; his bio

[03:12] - Thank-you to our show sponsor Jarrell Black & Company!

[04:05] - How we know one another

[04:40] - Summary of upcoming, awareness-builder event - Parkinson’s Across America

[07:30] - Life as Div.1 track athlete at Ohio State University; his record for the 800m run

[10:30] - Opportunity to help fund this show & keep the wisdom flowing

[11:50] - Scott expands on his Main Thing #wisdom nugget

[13:15] - Downside for those who have not yet embraced this wisdom

[14:25] - How he’s been blessed by his journey navigating life with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

[15:35] - How Scott leans upon the athlete’s mindset to battle PD 

[17:00] - Scott talks about faith 

[17:35] - Scott’s content stream on YouTube + his blog; the importance of “IWNQ” #iwnq

[19:12] - Farewell #hackingwisdom