This is my Halftime Story

This is My Halftime Story: Chip Johnston

By: Keith Butterfield Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. “I just really didn’t see it coming,” Chip Johnston says of the seemingly sudden collapse of many major parts of his personal life a couple of years ago.  “Everything changed, and it was a very big change,” says the 45-year-old Calgary, Canada, attorney. All in a matter of months, Johnston and his wife

This is My Halftime Story: Chip Johnston 2014-09-03T14:17:32+00:00

THIS IS MY HALFTIME STORY: STEVE IVASKA

By Steve Ivaska “God, just don’t let me pass out,” I prayed, and began to crawl on my hands and knees through the snow and towards our lake house.  It was the morning after Christmas in 2009, and much to the displeasure of my wife, Pat, I had gone out for a morning run, leaving her to host the kids & grandkids, and prepare brunch for the entire family of fifteen.  But running several miles to help reach my personal goal of eleven hundred miles for the year was

THIS IS MY HALFTIME STORY: STEVE IVASKA 2014-07-26T07:03:04+00:00

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

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

THE “COWBOY” APPROACH TO YOUR SECOND HALF JUST DOESN’T WORK 2017-02-03T14:00:26+00:00

FROM THE “IDIOT FRINGE” TO KENYA: MY HALFTIME JOURNEY

By Halftimer Don Arnold In several respects, I'm probably not a typical Halftimer.  In terms of age, I blew by the halftime mark years ago, not catching the call until around age 70.  I’m also atypical in that I didn't get started on the journey as a result of first reading Bob Buford's Halftime book, but rather, by meeting him with a group of guys from my area who headed down to Dallas from Chicago back in 2007.  While I found that encounter interesting, I didn't come away with any particular

FROM THE “IDIOT FRINGE” TO KENYA: MY HALFTIME JOURNEY 2014-07-24T20:04:01+00:00

THIS IS MY HALFTIME STORY: TOM KESSLER

A couple of years ago, Tom Kessler would be the first to say he’d been thoroughly blessed: fantastic marriage of nearly 30 years to Julie, three children embarking on full and happy adult lives, and a successful business career. His career had included early runs in marketing and sales leadership in the corporate world and then in more recent times, the pinnacles and challenges -- the “startups and startdowns,” Tom calls them, laughing – of launching and running his own businesses. His latest venture, in fact -- as a

THIS IS MY HALFTIME STORY: TOM KESSLER 2014-07-25T14:39:21+00:00