Tell Bob “Congrats” on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Halftime

Tell Bob “Congrats” on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Halftime

Congrats to our founder and beloved friend, Bob Buford!  As of October 6, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Halftime is officially released and available for purchase.

Zondervan’s willingness to reprint this in hardback demonstrates their belief that this is a timeless classic and still a very relevant work for men and women entering this unique season of life all over the world.

We know most of you reading this email have been touched by Bob and his book Halftime.  To celebrate this significant milestone, we’d like to ask you for one quick favor.  Take one minute and write Bob an encouraging word.  He gains so much energy and excitement when he hears from readers, and this would mean the world to him. 

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Excerpt from the 20th Anniversary Edition of Halftime

When I wrote this book, I honestly thought sales would cap around 5,000.  Now, twenty years later, I’m amazed at how wrong I was in my limited expectation. I am truly humbled by the incredible impact it has had on so many people all over the world.   I’ve learned of this impact first hand over the years, as thousands of people have called, sent letters and emails, and even come by my Dallas office to tell me face-to-face about this crazy season of life I termed “halftime.”

Through these years, the idea of Halftime and mid-life renewal has been refined, enhanced, proven and expanded, in part by the participation of thousands of readers like you from all around the world.

The Halftime Institute emerged from this overwhelming response of readers who knew they needed help to implement in their life what they learned from the book. The Halftime Institute has become the University for your Second Half, with proven processes, seasoned faculty and coaches who are always learning from each other and those they serve.

Paul McGinnis
Paul McGinnis’ first half career was filled with a variety of roles in marketing, sales and operations, working for a Fortune 250 company, two non-profits and a family-run business.

As he climbed the corporate ladder, God began tugging at his heart - He had more for Paul than success, wealth and a corner office. This started an incredible journey filled with wild leaps of faith, incredible lessons in humility and a life-changing shift in perspective.

Paul was introduced to the Halftime Institute by an alumnus. He enrolled and began working with his coach. At first, this led him to becoming a certified Halftime Coach to help other marketplace leaders navigate this unique season of “halftime” successfully, but he knew God had more for him. A few months later, the opportunity arose to join the Halftime Institute team in a full-time role. This role, plus coaching, was the final piece of his Halftime puzzle.

He is currently serving as COO for the Halftime Institute, is a Master Certified Halftime Coach and one of the lead facilitators for the Fellows Program.

Paul and his wife Maryann have been married 27 years and have two grown kids, Drew and Jennica.

“It’s been amazing for me to see God use every single aspect of my first half journey to lead me to a second half of joy and impact.  I now see the “why” behind many things that have happened in my life, and I thank God that He loves me enough to give me just a small glimpse into His plan, purpose and process."

Check out Paul's article, My Halftime Journal Entry:  October 12, 2012

Check out Paul's Podcasts:
God Said Go So I Did - Eternal Leadership
When You Feel Restless in Your Career - Entrepreneur on Purpose