Jun 30, 2022
In today’s episode of the “The Runway Decade
Podcast”, hosts Bill Bush and Pete Bush,
advisors at Horizon Financial Group, talk with guest Tom Bouchie,
who shares about his career journey, his life in the ’50s, and his
- 01:00 – Tom works for ‘Novo Nordisk’ he's worked there for 17
years as a Senior Diabetes Specialist. He's also a Councilman in
- 04:57 – Bill enquires, when did Tom first get interested in the
broadcasting kind of thing?
- 06:32 – Bill asks Tom if his first job out of college was
- 08:12 – Tom says, the greatest thing was he is going to be
moving on to another city and all that weekday anchor.
- 10:19 – Tom mentions, that now he’s the voice of the minority
goals for the last five years and getting ready to start year
- 12:18 – Tom’s parents have always pushed them to be their
- 14:58 - There are a lot of close friends, but they haven't kind
of gotten that back since the pandemic, says Tom.
- 16:00 – Bill wants Tom to share about his cool family tradition
which he would take off on one weekend while working with him at
- 19:57 – Bill asks Tom, what has changed mindset-wise once he
- 20:26 – Tom highlights, that the other thing his grandfather
told him was, always keep your house payment 1/4 of your take-home
pay, and you’ll never worry about making a house note.
- 22:16 - There are these events that happen to a lot of folks
when they're in their 50s and some of those things are true
page-turners meaning life once we flipped over that page is
different than before, states Bill.
- 28:06 – Tom’s father was handling his own business, and he was
very active in the church. He gave his time, talent, and treasure
to the church.
- 30:26 – They started driving back and came upon the accident so
that kind of startled, and then they realized that they still have
something to live for.
- 32:23 – Tom’s mom and dad tried to save as much as they could
and his grandfather was a saver as well and so that's been
ingrained in him.
- 34:32 – Tom mentions, that Cindy’s dad told him if he needed to
put at least 10% away in her 401K.
- 36:15 – Bill enquires if Tom can learn one skill today that he
currently doesn’t have, what would it be?
- 38:00 – Tom states, that if he had a time machine, he’d
probably go back to December 5, 1987, and relive their wedding day
Three Key Points
- Tom states – he doesn't know what it's like to be high on
drugs. But the high he gets sitting on behind the microphone and
watching the games and calling them he doesn't think that drugs
could match it.
- Tom shares about his family tradition - They all said they want
to keep this bachelor party going. They want to keep it together
and so they moved it to October the first Saturday in October for
squirrel season. They started it called the Annual and made it a
father-son camp out.
- Tom's goal after retirement is to get his realtor’s license,
sell some real estate here locally, and then do more play-by-play,
but he has a lot that he wants to do. He wants to get more involved
in the City Council or some committees that he has been asked to
serve on that he can't do because of the time of day that they meet
and he is out of town working somewhere else and driving anywhere
from 2000 to 3000 miles a month just wears on the body as one gets
older. There's stuff that he wants to be free to do.
- “I was making the comments before the commentators were making
the comments.” – Tom Bouchie
- “I got into pharmaceutical sales and to start making some
money.” – Tom Bouchie
- “We both said this is not enough. We got to be close to
family.” - Tom Bouchie
- “You came to work together with me at KLAX and said Hey, man,
love to be the weekend guy but there's just one weekend I got to
have off and I was like what’s going on and it was this family
tradition.” – Bill Bush
- “We moved the dates now between October and November so that we
could get cooler weather.” - Tom Bouchie
- “He said you never make any money until you pay off your
house.” - Tom Bouchie
- “I decided on Papi. Originally, I wanted to be a grandpa and
they said it was too boring. I'd have to agree.” - Tom Bouchie
- “Your runway is pretty short to retirement. You're close to
moving on.” – Pete Bush
- “I've just been trying to pick the right day to call it quits
and then be able to go explore some other things because I think
there are some other things that I can accomplish.” - Tom
- “I was making like $15,000 a year and putting 10% in there. And
then that money I was able to roll over to an IRA with my
sister-in-law.” - Tom Bouchie.