Resources & ideas for those at mid-career or at the halftime of life to maximize skills, resources and talent to pursue their goals and dreams to make their second half even better than their first. Practical tools and principles for both business and life.
Roundabout Purpose-Definition and Benefits
The word purpose is used frequently, especially in self-help content. It is often used interchangeably with mission but there are distinctions between the two. Your mission is the overlying arc of what you do; the business. Your purpose is the unifying principle and answers the question, why?
When you take the time to reflect upon your purpose (even if you aren’t actively pursuing a business), you make an invaluable investment in yourself and in those who you can impact by executing your mission.
While we’ve been taught that having a purpose is a good thing, what exactly is it? Purpose is the engine behind the decisive exit of your roundabout. Having a compelling purpose encapsulates what matters deeply to you. This purpose connects you with something greater than yourself. Here, we cover the definiton and benefits. Full article here: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/purpose-definition-benefits
Life Lessons from a Retiring Professional Athlete
In this latest podcast I interviewed my husband Greg who in his early twenties was a minor league baseball player for three and a half years as a professional athlete, then became a retiring athlete. In our casual conversation we had discovered that there are similar feelings, experiences and mindsets that both people trying to transition to a new career and retiring professional athletes experience. I thought you could learn from Greg’s experiences moving from a professional athletic career to a career in business.
There were six feelings that Greg identified that he experienced over the years that seem to easily relate to building our business lives. We’re going to first briefly talk about the six feelings then develop six principles of how to address each of those feelings in our lives and mindsets. Full article here: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/professional-athlete
Roundabout Perspective -Self Perspective
This article discusses the importance of self-perspective in achieving our goals. This is my third of three articles on how perspectives enable us to stop circling the roundabout and exit toward our summit. This article will focus on how our self-perspective can impact our success.
Most of us care a lot - and maybe even too much - about what others think. We worry if others like us. We worry about fitting in. We worry about wearing, saying and doing the “right” things. Don’t waste your precious time and energy in this space!
We need to embrace the relationship that we have with ourselves - and honor our perspectives. When we learn to find validation from within ourselves, we can let go of worrying about what others think - and focus on what we think. We discuss how self-perspective can boost or derail your forward movement and how to stay on track toward your point B. Full article here: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/self-perspective
The Backstory Initiative with Michael Hudson
Michael Hudson started his Backstory Initiative because he had unresolved trauma in his past. This not only included abuse, but fear for his life. He decided to start sharing his story when he saw how others who were struggling could benefit from his experience. His mission became to interview 100 people and learn from the lessons they learned in their journey to build upon the principles he shares. Full article here: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/backstory-initiative
Michael had to get beyond his own fear, not only of speaking out about his experience, but of possible rejection. This wasn’t about a pity party. He had to be brave enough to step out beyond his hesitancy and resistance. His story of getting beyond his past doesn’t just apply to those who have experienced abuse and trauma. The principles he gained and subsequently shares are universal.
No matter your situation or background, you may be feeling stuck, circling endlessly. The three main principles we share here may help you get beyond your fear to unlock the freedom for your future, especially if you have trauma in your past. Those three principles are: Doing the work, unlocking the lessons and moving on. Full article here:
Roundabout Perspective-Perspective from Others
While we celebrate the concept of “self-made” in our society, rarely has any person achieved remarkable accomplishments without help from others. Think of those who have impacted your life. These can include parents and other family members, teachers, bosses and co-workers, clergy, mentors, friends, and other influential people.
The perspectives others can provide - especially those whom we trust - can help us progress from our current position, our Point A, to where we wish to go, our Point B.
We will talk about how their perspectives can benefit us on our journeys, what we must be aware of when seeking the perspectives of others, and how to know if we have the right people to assist us on our journeys. Full article here: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/perspective-from-others
Life Transitions for an Athlete
Life transitions occur in every area of life, but one of the areas that is front and center in the public eye is the life transition that occurs for a professional athlete. Athletics is a performance field and professionals are usually slightly more coordinated than the general population. It’s a tough transition when the athletic body doesn’t do what it used to do. Most of us working in other areas don’t aspire to push our body in ways and to levels that professional athletes do.
Whether or not an athlete, we will cover three areas here that will hopefully help you with your life transitions. Similar to the last stage of labor for a new mother, the transition stage is the most painful. But it’s also the most rewarding with the result of bringing a new life out to the world. We will cover three areas to help with life transitions: mindsets, workarounds and consistency. Full article here: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/life-transitions
A Must Listen
As a brand new listener, Deborah provides a fresh perspective on goal setting for any business owner!
Great insight and very helpful