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How to Go from Success to Significance

May 4, 2017, 3:15am EST

Bestselling author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith andHalftime spokesperson Lloyd Reeb sat down for a fascinating conversation about the season of halftime and why moving from success to significance is so important to us as individuals and the world at large.

Marshall Goldsmith: So, let’s begin at the beginning. What is halftime?

Lloyd Reeb: We arrive at a place where we look up from our desk and we wonder, “Is there more to life than this? Is there something else that would give my life more purpose, meaning, joy, and balance? And we realize that because of longevity we have maybe 25 to 30 bonus years at the back end of life. We’ve arrived here without a really strong plan for how we are going to use those years.

What we do at the Halftime Institute is help people get clear about who they are, what they want, and what their calling is; get free from the things that are bolted onto your life that are cluttering it up; and get going.

We take what can be a very complex thing and boil it down to something very simple. Many people we work with find that the second half of life turns out to be the most productive and fulfilling time of their lives.

Peter Drucker said “People today have two lives: Life I and Life II. We are over-prepared for Life I, and we are under-prepared for Life II. There is no university for the second half of life.”

Marshall Goldsmith: I tell people I mentor and coach two things: You need to find happiness. That means you need to love the process in what you are doing. And you need to find meaning. You need to do work that you feel matters.

Ironically, the more successful we become in life, the more challenging it can be to accomplish this. If you’ve been the CEO of one of the world’s largest companies, or built a great business from the ground up, you’ll never be able to just do trivial work and be satisfied with itREAD MORE