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A show about thriving — and being our best — in our middle years. This podcast helps you feel better, do better, and be better in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond by exploring what other midlifers have already figured out. Hosted by Lou Blaser.

Second Breaks Lou Blaser

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

A show about thriving — and being our best — in our middle years. This podcast helps you feel better, do better, and be better in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond by exploring what other midlifers have already figured out. Hosted by Lou Blaser.

    BONUS: Podcast Goals and What's Next for 2023

    BONUS: Podcast Goals and What's Next for 2023

    In this bonus episode, I share my plans and goals for the podcast for the year. 
    FOOTNOTES:
    Connect with Lou Blaser on LinkedIn.
    Subscribe to Midlife Cues, a weekly newsletter about intentional living in midlife. 

    • 6 min
    BONUS: Five Lessons I'm Taking Away From 2022

    BONUS: Five Lessons I'm Taking Away From 2022

    Contrary to popular opinion, wisdom does not come with age.
    It is the act of sitting down and reflecting on our own experiences that creates wisdom.
    And one powerful exercise we can do to capture that wisdom is to reflect on the lessons we're taking away from our experiences in the past year.
    Before you get too busy with your 2023 goals and plans, take a pause to consider the lessons you learned from last year. A slight variation to this is to ask what you learned ABOUT yourself last year.
    In this bonus episode, I share the five lessons I learned and am taking with me into the new year.
    Footnotes:
    Connect with Lou Blaser on LinkedIn.
    Subscribe to Midlife Cues, a weekly newsletter about intentional living in midlife. 

    • 17 min
    BONUS: How Different Are You From The 20-Year Old Version Of Yourself?

    BONUS: How Different Are You From The 20-Year Old Version Of Yourself?

    Have you ever looked back and considered how different you are today from the 20-year-old version of yourself?
    This is a question that I ask all my guests on the podcast. And I’m always blown away by the thoughtfulness of their answers.
    In this short bonus episode, I’ve compiled the responses of my guests this year so you can listen to all of their thoughts back to back.
    I’ve found myself in their words. I’ve found so much strength and inspiration as well.
    And I think you’ll feel the same way.
    Oh, and I’ll share my own answer to this question as well.
    Footnotes:
    Connect with Lou Blaser on LinkedIn.
    Subscribe to Midlife Cues, the newsletter about intentional living in midlife.

    • 11 min
    194. Want to spice up your year-end review process? Try these 3 atypical questions.

    194. Want to spice up your year-end review process? Try these 3 atypical questions.

    The great thing about a personal annual review (i.e., one that you complete outside of your company’s requirements) is that you can make it more interesting, less stuffy, and more tailored to where you are in life.

    • 21 min
    193. A Case Study in Personal Growth and Transformation with Vivek Chakrabortty

    193. A Case Study in Personal Growth and Transformation with Vivek Chakrabortty

    "The biggest transformation that you see in me is that I have replaced the rule book." — Vivek Chakrabortty

    • 56 min
    192. When You Must Do a Major Life Makeover in Midlife with Lori Saitz

    192. When You Must Do a Major Life Makeover in Midlife with Lori Saitz

    “There is a massive difference between content and complacent.” —Lori Saitz

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

This Podcast is Spot ON! ,

Inspiring and On Point!

Love this show! Listening always makes me feel a little more hopeful about aging. Lou is engaging and asks thoughtful questions. I am thrilled to not only be a listener but also honored to have been a guest.

Paula A! ,

Second Breaks Lou Blaser - A guest’s point of view!

When your former colleague and friend, Lou Blaser, asks if you will join her in conversation for an episode of her Second Breaks Media podcast, there is no other response but Yes!

Thank you, Lou, for the opportunity to speak about 'Un-Retirement' and how I discovered a path to a new career, following a rich and fulfilling corporate career with PwC.

What a joy to have two lives with you — our PwC experience and now through your Second Breaks podcast and our entrepreneurial experience.

It was a joy to have this dialogue with you and such meaningful exchange for this episode. Your questions were insightful and will benefit your listeners as they consider their next chapter post retirement and how to take this journey. And - you made the podcast experience fun!

Thank you again! I’d love to come back in the future if I can be of support for your future themes/focus.

OriginalWisdom ,

Insightful and real!

Lou goes deep on the questions and always has amazing guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.

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