Q&A Profile: Stanley F. Bronstein’s life mission is to eliminate obesity

Scottsdale resident Stanley Bronstein is president and founder of EON, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the elimination of obesity NOW.

Scottsdale resident Stanley Bronstein is president and founder of EON, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the elimination of obesity NOW.

Stanley F. Bronstein is an attorney, CPA and published author — and president and founder of Foundation EON,Inc., an Arizona nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of obesity.

He was born and raised in Texas, and has lived in Scottsdale since 2002.

EON works toward the elimination of obesity in America and assists others in making appropriate changes in their lives to improve their overall health (mentally, physically and spiritually).

His current goal is to start a pilot weight-loss and health-oriented project on the campus of Arizona State University, and other college campuses across the country. He is working with ASU officials and students to create EONatASU, which he would like to launch this fall.

For additional information, contact Mr. Bronstein at stanley@StanleyBronstein.com.

Name: Stanley F. Bronstein

Organization: Foundation EON, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the elimination of obesity NOW.

Where did you live prior to moving to Scottsdale: I lived in Galveston and Houston, Texas. I moved to Scottsdale in 2002 when I was 43. I am currently 55 years old.

And your family? I’ve been married to Julie Bronstein since 2000. We don’t have any children, but we have two dogs.

What do you most enjoy doing? I get to help people change their lives in a positive manner. What could be more fun than that?

Who was the greatest influence on your life, and why? Probably my mother. She died at the age of 48 when I was only eight years old, but in the eight years she spent with me, she lit a fire inside me that still exists today.  My father also was a big influence, as he taught me the value of hard work. One of my older brothers was also a big influence as he dared me, in the middle of an argument, to go to law school at the age of 28. Fortunately I took him up on his dare and things have never been the same!

Stanley F. Bronstein

Stanley F. Bronstein

Why did you also decide to become a CPA? I was always good with numbers and was never afraid of numbers. Becoming a CPA seemed the logical thing to do.

So why did you decide to become an attorney? I’d always wanted to be a lawyer and then one day my older brother dared me to go to law school. Fortunately, I was listening.
It was then that I realized it’s never too late to make changes in your life (I was 28 at the time and decided to go back to school).

And then you became a writer? How did that happen? Why does anyone become an author? It’s because I’ve always felt I have something valuable to say. Hopefully others agree.

What was the most rewarding career experience you have ever had? Helping people change their lives. That’s why I’m slowly transitioning away from practicing law and moving toward helping busy professionals find ways to reduce stress in their lives and to in shape BEFORE the stress of their business gets to them.

You’re an author; if you could recommend one book for people to read, what would it be? You should never ask an author this question as they’ll always be tempted to tell you to read one of their books. If I had to name an outside author’s book, I might be tempted to say Brian Tracy’s “The Psychology of Achievement.”

Why did you start EON? For the first 49 1/2 years of my life, I’d always been obese. As my 50th birthday approached, I said enough is enough. I said it’s time to stop playing this game and that I was going to start eating better NOW, and I was going to start exercising NOW. I then said my exercise of choice was going to be walking. Boy, that sure turned out to be the truth. Now, several years later, I have a burning desire to help others get their health in order and to improve their lives before it’s too late — as I was fortunate enough to do.

Tell us about EON’s biggest project? EON is currently in the process of putting together a program at Arizona State University (called EONatASU).

What do you do for fun? My primary activity is walking. I walk a lot. I walk roughly 17 miles a day, and I’ve walked over 5,500 miles in each of the past three years. People always ask, how do I find time to walk? First of all, a large part of my walking is done on a treadmill desk setup that allows me to work and walk at the same time. (In fact, this is being written while I’m on the treadmill.)

Secondly, in this day and age of smartphones, I’m able to get most of my work done while I’m outside walking. Since most of my walking is done within 45 minutes of home, I’m never too far away from a computer if something urgent comes up that I can’t handle from my smartphone.

What do you do when you’re outside walking? Well, I get to do a lot of thinking. I also listen to a ton of audiobooks and podcasts.  I also have a hobby in that I build rock sculptures and labyrinths out in the open desert.

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