Terri has been researching for, and writing, Piloting Your Life (the book) and shares key learnings from a few of her favorite reads so far. The book is meant to embolden women over the age of 40 to take the controls and be the pilots in their own lives. Even if you aren’t a woman, you may still benefit from her insights.
Terri shares why she is writing the book Piloting Your Life and her goals for the book including normalizing conversations and feelings around midlife and removing taboos.
Terri wants to make sure that other women coming up behind her are not blindsided, like she was, by midlife and would like those approaching 40 to be able to more effectively prepare for midlife.
Terri and Jacqueline debate the drive for happiness and discuss the happiness curve.
Terri and Jacqueline talk about ‘choosing you’ and being who are you and not who you are supposed to be
Tips for being in transition in midlife
Recognize it’s ok to be where you are at
Be more intentional during this transition
Be kind and gentle with yourself
Find ways to choose you
Find ways to feed the ‘greedy girl’ inside
Normalize the conversations around midlife topics
Terri’s Key Takeaway
In midlife it is so important to be who you are and not who you think you are supposed to be
References in the Podcast
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes: http://theyearofyesbook.com/
Waking Up in Winter by Cheryl Richardson: http://www.cherylrichardson.com/waking-up-in-winter/
There are No Grownups by Pamela Druckerman: https://pameladruckerman.com/there-are-no-grownups/
It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron: https://juliacameronlive.com/books-by-julia/its-never-too-late-to-begin-again/
Piloting Your Life (the book) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277389409608299/
Piloting Your Life Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pilotingyourlife/
Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.
You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium: https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.
Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.
To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.