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About Rob

Rob is a former chiropractor with over 25 years of experience who embarked on a life-changing journey that reshaped his personal and professional priorities.

After selling his chiropractic practice, Rob and his family followed his lifelong dream to live in Southern California, but not before fulfilling his wife Kim’s request to experience life in Florence, Italy for three months.

Together with their daughter Sofia, they relished the enchanting Italian lifestyle, forming lasting memories during their stay. However, Rob remained eager to pursue the California dream, so the family relocated to the West Coast.

In California, Rob dedicated himself to building a successful new life, working tirelessly to support his family’s new lifestyle. It was during this time that Kim observed a change in him, remarking, “I liked you better in Italy.” This simple statement prompted Rob to embark on a journey of self-reflection and reevaluation of his values and goals.

Through this introspection, Rob developed a new understanding of success, deciding that “enough is enough when work doesn’t leave room for the things that are important to you.”

With this newfound perspective, Rob and his family made the decision to return to the captivating charm of Florence, Italy, where they now reside, embracing the balance between work, relationships, and happiness.

Suggested Interview Questions

  • How did your journey as a chiropractor for 25 years influence your desire to move to the West Coast and pursue a different lifestyle?

  • What was the turning point in your life when you realized you needed a change and decided to sell your practice?

  • How did your 3-month stay in Italy change your perspective on life, happiness, and your personal goals?

  • What challenges did you face when transitioning from your life in Italy to your new life in Los Angeles, and how did that influence your decision to eventually return to Italy?

  • How did your wife’s observation about you being happier in Italy lead to a deeper reflection on what truly matters in life?

  • Can you share some insights from the Robert Waldinger’s happiness survey and how they’ve impacted your understanding of happiness, community, and love?

  • How has living in Italy changed your approach to work-life balance and your definition of “enough”?

  • What are the key differences you’ve noticed between American and Italian cultures in terms of priorities, relationships, and quality of life?

  • How has your experience living in Italy helped you reassess your financial goals and what you truly need to live a fulfilling life?

  • Can you share some examples of how the Italian community and lifestyle have enriched your relationships and overall happiness?

  • What advice would you give to someone who is struggling to find balance between ambition and maintaining a fulfilling personal life?

  • How do you stay focused on your true desires and needs in life, while still pushing yourself to grow and improve in various aspects of your life?


Rob is a seasoned podcast host and interviewer. He’s hosted over 500 episodes of FriDate Podcast and has recently launched The Next Chapter Podcast. Rob also hosts bucket-list events around the world and is in the process of writing his first book, a memoir titled, I Like You Better in Italy.

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Rob’s Book

I Like You Better in Italy - Coming in 2024

In his forthcoming book, “I Like You Better in Italy,” Rob shares the captivating journey of a stressed-out entrepreneur who finds his life upended by this simple yet profound statement from his wife. This thought-provoking and inspiring memoir chronicles Rob’s transformation as he strives for more, only to realize that true fulfillment lies in the delicate balance between work, relationships, and happiness.
As Rob navigates the challenges of building a successful life in Southern California, his wife’s candid observation sets him on a path of self-discovery and introspection. “I Like You Better in Italy” delves into Rob’s quest to redefine success, as he learns to prioritize what truly matters in life.
Through vivid storytelling and heartfelt insights, Rob invites readers to join him on this transformative journey. As he returns to the enchanting allure of Florence, Italy, Rob embraces a new perspective on success, one that allows him to appreciate the beauty of life’s simple pleasures and the importance of nurturing meaningful connections.
“I Like You Better in Italy” is a powerful reminder that sometimes, the pursuit of more can lead us away from the very things that bring us happiness and fulfillment. Rob’s story is a testament to the power of love, self-reflection, and the courage to embrace change, ultimately inspiring readers to reevaluate their own priorities and discover their unique path to a more balanced and rewarding life.

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