ReLaunch - NEVER GIVE UP on Your Possibilities

During the first phase of her professional life, she "worked real hard to get to where she didn't want to be". And, while her resume was filled with household names and familiar brands (Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting), she found herself needing the personal growth and experiential change that corporate America could not offer.

In her 40s, she began making the shifts and adjustments that would help her to live-out the life that she knew was waiting for her - she bought a house, left her marriage, walked away from her corporate gig, and at age 47, published her first book. Unorthodox? Perhaps. However, she learned that she is resilient and resourceful through dramatic midlife changes. Libby Gill joins us on the show to share five solid steps that will help you JUMPSTART your second half.

Golden nuggets from the show:

  • Libby questioned what deeply held beliefs and limiting assumptions that resulted in a career that was gratifying in some ways, but didn't speak to her soul any longer.
  • "You can write your way into your next level of life."
  • Coming from a very dysfunctional family, Libby adapted and learned to serve others, but realized she has her own voice, as well.
  • "I do have something to say, not everyone resonates with me, but there are enough people who are interested."
  • "When we have too many options, we tend to get overwhelmed and shut down."
  • "Are you surrounding yourself with limiters or liberators?"

Get her book - Traveling Hopefully - How to lose your family baggage and jumpstart your life

Libby shares 5 steps to JUMPSTART your life

  • Dissect your past - What served you in your 20's or 30's may no longer serve you;
  • Find your passion;
  • Recruit your own support squad - ASK for help, not just always offering help to others;
  • Develop a roadmap - her free resource link;
  • With each decision and activity, ask yourself - "Is this moving me toward the life I want?"

Ideas/resources for new authors: 

  1. Tim Grahl, Help authors build platforms;
  2. Not being afraid to release your first book, give it a try and get it out there;
  3. Join other writers and form a mastermind group - keep yourself accountable;

Follow Libby on Twitter and Facebook.

Her clients include ABC-Disney, Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Comcast, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, GoDaddy, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PayPal, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Safeway, The Conference Board, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more. A frequent media guest, Libby has shared her success strategies on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more.

Direct download: relaunch_06_09_libby_gill.mp3
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