Finding Success, Happiness, & Fulfillment in the 2nd Half of Life

Are you going through a time in your life where you’re going through uncertainty, doubt, fear, frustration, a possible “mid-life crisis,” or you’re just in a gap going from one season to another, and you’re searching for more happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment…but you’re not “there” yet? If so, I have one for you today that is going to speak directly to your heart & soul. Trust me on this one!

Meet Arthur C. Brooks. He’s a Harvard professor on happiness and leadership. He’s an author of 12 books, including his latest which is also a #1 New York Times Best-Seller. He’s a social scientist who has led one of America’s largest “think tanks” for a decade before making a huge leap of faith in his 50s. He’s also one deep dude who just happens to be a guest on the IMPACT SHOW today. Buckle up as this one is going to hit you deep.

Specifically, here is what Arthur and I talk about:

  • Why does it seem so many people in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s are “struggling” today, but no one wants to talk about it?
  • Why being a “success addict” is a dangerous thing, and what to do about it.
  • Why and when does professional decline happen and how can you prevent it from being a source of frustration, loneliness, or even emptiness.
  • The 2 types of intelligence that occur in life that are the secret to you finding your happiness & fulfillment, especially in the “2nd Curve” of life.
  • Using the science of ‘satisfaction’ to find more fulfillment in life.
  • Arthur’s pillars and principles of life to find even more happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment in life.
  • Understanding how and why faith rises with age.
  • How to best turn weakness into strengths.
  • How to turn a midlife transition from crisis to opportunity.
  • Why the 2nd-Half of Life can truly be your best half of life and how to get to that 2nd-curve more successfully.
  • Arthur’s best practices, writing routine, and why he now attends Mass every day after he exercises and before he writes.

Yes, we cover ALL that and more on today’s epic IMPACT Show. After listening to his book on Audible and then reading the hard cover, I couldn’t wait for this conversation, and it did NOT disappoint.

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About Arthur C. Brooks:

Arthur C. Brooks is a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular “How Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 12 books, including the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life. He speaks all around the world about love and happiness, giving more than 150 speeches and lectures per year in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Brooks began his career as a classical musician, leaving college at 19, and performing with ensembles in the United States and Spain. In his late twenties, while still performing, he returned to school, earning a BA in economics through distance learning. At 31, he left music and earned an MPhil and PhD in public policy analysis, during which time he worked as a military analyst for the Rand Corporation. Brooks then spent the next 10 years as a university professor at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and nonprofit management. In 2009, Brooks became the president of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, one of the world’s most influential think tanks, which he led for a decade. During this period, he was selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “50 World’s Greatest Leaders” and was awarded seven honorary doctorates.

Originally from Seattle, Brooks currently lives outside Boston with his wife Ester Munt-Brooks, who is a native of Barcelona. They have three adult children.

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