Building a Thriving Family In Your Second Half- Part 3

Building a Thriving Family In Your Second Half- Part 3

By Lloyd and Linda Reeb

It’s hard to believe we’re already to Part 3 of the Building a Thriving Family email series. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2 be sure to go back and check it out.

This week we are going to dive in deep and focus on your leadership role within the family, family values, and the risks and opportunities for each individual in your family.

Questions For Building a Thriving Family

1. Leadership: What is your role in leading the family, and what is your vision for your family over these next 30 years? What do you need to do it well?

In a single word, define the role you want to play in your family in your second half.

What do you need to do or learn to bring your best to that role?

2. Values: What are the core values that underpin your family as it grows? How will you help instill those values?

Take five minutes and write down the 3 or 4 core values you would like to build your family.

     ______________    _________________    ________________   _______________

3.  Family of Unique Individuals: How well do you know your extended family? What next level of understanding would most help you in your leadership role?


What is the greatest risk and opportunity for each person in your immediate family this year? How will you help them get what they need?

  Name                                    Risk                                    Opportunity

___________________         ____________________         _______________________

___________________         ____________________         _______________________

___________________         ____________________         _______________________

___________________         ____________________         _______________________

___________________         ____________________         _______________________

Stay tuned for Part 4, the final blog in the series, to see how you and your family can experience a family that thrives together.


Lloyd Reeb has had the privilege of investing more than 15 years now helping leaders plan their second half. He helped launch the Halftime Institute, a global team that teach, coach and connect successful men and women in pursuit of significance.

In Lloyd’s words, “When all you’ve done or own seems to matter less …and your heart craves more meaning, joy and balance…when something triggers in your mind that you’re entering your second half of life and you’re unsure what your calling is for the next season… you’re in Halftime.” Lloyd has taken the Halftime message around the world: speaking, teaching and coaching individuals through the journey. As a result, Lloyd understands the issues that surround your Halftime in a deep and practical way. Lloyd is the author of From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough, which is a road map for this mid-life transition. His book The Second Half: Real stories, Real adventures, Real significance provides compelling evidence that your second half could be the most creative and productive season of your life.

Lloyd and his wife, Linda, have written the latest book in the Halftime series titled Halftime for Couples. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have three adult children.