Insight and Inspiration for Living Your Legacy
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...
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?
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...