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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.

Women at Halftime Podcast Deborah Johnson

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Ways to Give Emotional Support in Relationships

    Ways to Give Emotional Support in Relationships

    We are human, so we have emotions that flex constantly, and emotional support helps to smooth out the bumps and roadblocks of life. Join Greg & Deb in this show. Emotions run deep, connecting thoughts and feelings, and there is an inner hole in our soul and psyche that feels like it needs filled. The meaning of support is to hold up or hold in. Just like support hose can add a boost of confidence to a woman wearing the stretchy sheer lingerie, emotional support for each other helps to build solid relationships.
    To give emotional support does not mean to try to fix someone. Most people realize that this does not work for a spouse, a friend or a work colleague, but we try anyway! However, it does mean at times to hold one back from a decision that would lead one in an unwise or harmful direction.
    There are some practical ways we have found that contribute to giving emotional support. What works for a friendship usually works for a spouse and even a colleague, depending on the closeness of the relationship. We focus here on five areas that may help you give additional emotional support to those in your circles or even your significant other. Full Article: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/emotional-support/

    • 33 min
    The Summit and How it Relates to Lord Voldemort

    The Summit and How it Relates to Lord Voldemort

    Lord Voldemort was a fictional character created by J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter books. He is the main antagonist or enemy in the series. Lord Voldemort cast a grim shadow and created fear and doom and gloom. He had names like You Know Who, He Who Must Not Be Named and Dark Lord. His mere presence brought fear and trepidation. In the allegory The Summit, (get it here: https://amzn.to/3tD6xnF) our protagonist Mallery faces her own Lord Voldemort adversary of fear, cowering and distraction. Even her name, Mallery, which meant ill-fated, reminded her that she was not good enough. Many people live their lives in fear of a Lord Voldemort. They’ve put names on their fear, like war, a plague, or even a virus. It has the power to overtake their lives as they focus on impending doom and gloom. Full Article here: https://GoalsForYourlife.com/blog/lord-voldemort

    • 24 min
    Climbing Your Everest and Seven Summits with Sara Safari

    Climbing Your Everest and Seven Summits with Sara Safari

    Sara Safari’s goal is to be the first Iranian in history to climb the Seven Summits, the seven highest peaks in each continent. Those peaks are on the following continents: Asia, South America, North America, Africa, Europe, Antarctica and Australia.
    Sara’s purpose of climbing is to raise funds for seven organizations who are empowering women. A big part of empowerment is education. There are many women in varying cultures that don’t have access to education. A good education has the power to change lives and futures, so by providing support for education, you are contributing to a brighter future for many women who normally wouldn’t have a chance.
    In the book The Summit: Journey to Hero Mountain, the main character loses her focus for obtaining her brighter future. Mallery had a guide to help her, but when she gets sidetracked from focusing on her greater purpose to get to her Summit, she finds herself discouraged, lost and giving up. Those same feelings can follow most any person who has very little opportunity for growth or gets distracted by being sidetracked. This show will help you focus on what's essential and encourage you to climb your own summit. Full article: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/seven-summits

    • 37 min
    Why a Message of Hope is Important for Our World Today

    Why a Message of Hope is Important for Our World Today

    How important is a message of hope? Are there health benefits? How much does hope affect our mental outlook? We know bad news sells and we’ve had plenty of it which paints a picture of hopelessness. Sensational social media posts seem to get the most attention online and are shared widely. I feel strongly that a message of hope is needed today more than ever in a world that has reeled from fake news, shutdowns, fear of dying from a virus and isolation.
    It is one of the reasons why I included a Band of Hope in my new book The Summit. The fulfillment of hope is based on three main pillars: natural resources, an executable plan and determination. All three are necessary to develop and keep hope alive. Here, we will talk about the benefits of a message of hope: reaching your mountain, physical benefits, optimism and disease protection. Full article: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/a-message-of-hope

    • 24 min
    5 Things we Did Right Raising Kids with Greg and Deb

    5 Things we Did Right Raising Kids with Greg and Deb

    If you are a parent, you know there are no guarantees in raising kids. You can read all the books you can get your hands on, do all the right things, and still your kids end up making their own way. Their choices may not be optimal and opposite of what you’d do. But you do have some years to influence them. Greg and I feel fortunate our kids are now self-sustaining adults. But in our roller-coaster journey of raising kids, we still wondered what the endgame would hold.
    We give five things we did right in raising kids, but readily realize there were plenty of things we did wrong. There is no single path for any child and most will agree no one is completely prepared for the responsibilities that come with parenthood. Those little bundles of joy turn into toothless balls of energy, to become defiant teens and finally, blossom to what we hope to be functioning adults!
    We will cover boundaries, activities, holidays, natural ability and education. If you don’t have children or your kids are grown, we hope you can glean something here that will still help you with the kids in your life. Full Article: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/raising-kids

    • 32 min
    Why Write a Book? What it Really Takes

    Why Write a Book? What it Really Takes

    Why write a book is a question many speakers, coaches and trainers ask themselves. Does writing a book really make a difference? Hasn’t everything already been said? With the amount of work it takes to write, is it really worth it? Also, what should you write about?
    There are no cut and dry answers to those questions. We will apply some of the same questions to songwriting to help focus on the value of creating new work. Most everything has been said or written about already, and even though there are cultural shifts, many of the principles are the same. Formats including audio books, video books and even virtual reality are all now within grasp. If you are seriously considering the question Why write a book, spending time with three basic "why" principles will help you determine how or if it will benefit you and your business. The fourth will briefly the "how," to cover what it takes to write and finish a book. Full article: https://goalsforyourlife.com/blog/why-write-a-book

    • 25 min

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A Must Listen

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