THE “COWBOY” APPROACH TO YOUR SECOND HALF JUST DOESN’T WORK

7/2/2014

By Jeff Spadafora, Director of Global Coaching Services

Taking the cowboy approach to your second half?

U.S. President Herbert Hoover created a romantic notion of the American ethic when he coined the phrase “rugged individualism.”  In the business world (both in the U.S. and internationally) there’s a similar value – “the boot-strapping, self-made millionaire” – that permeates the business person’s psyche. Many successful people attribute their success to attitudes such as independence, self-reliance, courage, hustle, and aggressiveness.

While this may have been their mindset, I have found with further questioning, for most Halftimers, this was not their practice.

The men and women I encounter have been, almost to a person, intentional about relying on the input and expertise of friends, consultants, business partners, and family members to grow their businesses. And yet, the number of people who aspire to discover and embrace God’s calling for their second half and attempt to do it on their own is astounding.

Besides being unbiblical (the Bible is ripe with life lessons based on relationship, discipleship, and seeking counsel), the “cowboy” approach to this season of life called Halftime is impractical.  Peter Drucker said the baby boomer generation is “over-prepared for Life I, unprepared for Life II, and there is no university for the second half of life.”

the number of people who You see, the Halftime Journey is not simply a redistribution of one’s time, talent and treasure to a more noble cause.  It a transformation of our hearts, our identities, our “life scorecards.”

For many, this is uncharted territory fraught with challenges that can drain your energy, time, relationships and finances if you don’t have a roadmap.

At the risk of putting the Holy Spirit into a formula (after all, this is a faith adventure between you and God), the Halftime organization has built a roadmap with a set of tools and best practices to help people like you discover your life purpose and pursue it in a balanced and joyful way.

The Halftime Fellows Program starts with a two-day launch event and then culminates with a full year of one-on-one executive coaching coupled with monthly cohort calls with like-minded peers.

If you are serious about making eye contact with God and desire to start building more joy, kingdom impact and balance into your second half, I encourage you to call us and discuss your Halftime journey.

Rhonda Kehlbeck: 972-841-7952 or rhonda.kehlbeck@halftimeinstitute.org

 


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