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Insight and Inspiration for Living Your Legacy

 
Angel Shannon - "Enoughism" tips from podcast guests Jun 27, 2022

Today I'm sharing some insight for finding fulfillment, forging meaning, and making an impact from an inspiring difference-maker living her legacy.[Angel Shanon is the founder of Steva Health. Catch our entire conversation here.

[ANGEL] "To your bigger question about what to do, because that's...

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Work Life Balance vs. Work Life Integration art of encore living Jun 22, 2022

Encore living isn't about work-life balance.

Work-life balance is a delusion and an invitation to shame and suffering.

A life worth living is much more than two neatly ordered buckets.

What I'm learning in the second half of life is that I play MANY roles.

And HOW I show up in them is entirely my...

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Profitability vs. Prosperity art of encore living Jun 20, 2022

Can you make a living from the difference only you can make?

Sure. If that's what you want to do.

At some point, you realize that profitability is different from prosperity.

You probably are already familiar with the experience of trading hours of your life for dollars.

How does that feel?

It...

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Living From the Inside Out art of encore living Jun 15, 2022

The exquisite opportunity available to us in the second half of life is less about reinvention and more of an invitation to become what we always were meant to be.

The first half of life is about accomplishment as measured by school and society. Living from the outside in.

The second half of life...

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Making a Living vs. Making a Difference art of encore living Jun 13, 2022

"Make a living" is a funny phrase. What does it really mean?

For most if us, it means whatever one does to earn the money necessary to provide for life's essentials like food, clothing, and shelter.

But of course, if you're reading this you can cover much more than the essentials with your...

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Are we really merely players? art of encore living personal development Jun 08, 2022

I found Shakespeare difficult to read back in Jr. High School. However, I recently immensely enjoyed rereading As You Like It.

It opens with this line.

"All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players."

The way I read this is that ol' Willie is revealing both the personal...

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My Adventures in Encore Living art of encore living Jun 06, 2022

About 7 years ago, I knew I wanted to make a transition in what I did to make a living, but I had ZERO clarity about what that could be.

And to be completely transparent, I had it pretty good doing what I was already doing.

As a musician and guitar studio owner, I literally PLAYED for a living...

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What does "the art of encore living" mean? art of encore living Jun 02, 2022

So, you might be asking yourself, "What the heck is the art of encore living?"*

If you're approaching or already past retirement age (whatever that is) you may be familiar with the idea of an "encore career." An encore career is a new vocation beginning in the second half of someone's life. It...

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The Art of Encore Living art of encore living personal development May 30, 2022

We all do the work we have to do to make a living.

If we're lucky, that work isn't soul-sucking and maybe even feels rewarding.

And if we're REALLY lucky, that work aligns with who we are, what we're good at, and where we belong.

That kind of work feels meaningful and fulfilling—more of a...

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Melanie Booher - "They're going to stay for the culture." tips from podcast guests May 27, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from a conversation with author and HR consultant, Melanie Booher. Tune into the entire conversation here...

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The Difference Between Dreams & Desires personal development May 25, 2022

Langston Hughes' poem Dreams was one of the few we encouraged our sons to memorize while homeschooling them.

Do you know it? Here it is.

Dreams, by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly. 

Hold fast to dreams
For...

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Where the Art of Living REALLY Begins art of encore living personal development purpose May 23, 2022

The art of living—what does that mean to you?*

What it means to live well and how one does it are central preoccupations of most ancient philosophical and spiritual disciplines.

Despite the lack of a definitive answer, we don't talk much about the art of living well these days. Why is...

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