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#70 Terry Hershey: The 2nd Half of Life

April 24, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes  

I’d planned today to do a “solo-sode, but as I began making notes for the show I thought of my dear friend, Terry Hershey and how much value he could add to the show. So 75 minutes before the show I invited him as a guest. And he agreed. Many thanks.

And this really is a good show!

My topic today is one I’ve lifted from a book by Richard Rohr’s titled Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. In this show I’ll also refer to my theory of the 4 Seasons of Life, which will help navigate this 1st and 2nd half of life talk.

The cover of Rohr’s book reads. “In the first half of life we are naturally and rightly with establishing our identity?climbing, achieving and performing.” These are also what I call the Spring and Summer Years of Life

“But,” Richard Rohr continues, “those concerns will not serve us as we grow older and begin to embark on a further journey, one that involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, broader horizons and necessary suffering that actually chocks out of our prior comfort zone.” Rohr goes on to say, “Eventually we need to see ourselves in a different and life-giving way.” Which, I might add, requires a significant “falling down” that leads to a path back upward that is genuinely self-fulfilling and moves us into the “Elder Status,” a status that has been highly regarded for history of mankind until about the last 60-70 years.

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#69 Dena Crowder: Survival Archetypes

April 17, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Think about it Paul, what part of you comes out when your back is against the wall? Is it ugly or is it protective in a positive way? Do you lash out in anger, cry or whine, blame, or respond with some sort of passive (or aggressive) attack? Or, do you take the time to consider the best way to handle any given particular situation?

These are tough questions. Hard to answer and even harder to manage, because we all have these “protective archetypes or innate patterns” that actually govern our responses.

Today we are honored to have with us once again, Dena Crowder, who is a specialist when it comes to archetypes, In fact, she uses them masterfully in her own coaching process. I know. She’s my coach and mentor. In fact, Dena has done more with my anxiety in 6 weeks of coaching than my previous 25 years of therapy.

Before we begin, let me tell you just a bit more about Dena.

Dena Crowder is known as the most innovative strategist and consultant for creators and leaders.  She’s worked privately with Grammy, Emmy and Humanitas prize winners, CNN Heros, founders, writers, performers, educators, and upstarts from every industry.

Dena’s Mission is to Redefine Power so that we use power for good as she believes that “Pure Power” is the capacity to directly influence? with wisdom and compassion.

Dena and I met at an online writer’s course and have maintained a bunch of contact since then. I am very excited to discuss Survival Archetypes with Dena Crowder.

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How Old Are You in Conflict?

April 14, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 1 Comments

“Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.”    Shannon L. Alder

I was chatting the other day with my friend, Dena Crowder. We were talking about the causes of “conflict” when she told me a most enlightening quote by a therapist friend: “It’s not about what you feel in conflict; it’s more about when you feel in conflict.”

This is not “the sound of one hand clapping” Zen talk. This is about real life everyday stuff.
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#68 Mac Prichard: The Art of the Informational Interview

April 10, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

I find it shocking the number of people that tell me quite literally they “hate their jobs.” And if they don’t hate their job they are simply dissatisfied by so many things they do more than 40 hours each week. That’s a lot of time of dissatisfaction. Our special guest today is here to help us with that issue.

With me today is Mac Prichard, who’s the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, which is an online community of people looking for rewarding, creative, and meaningful work. More than 80,000 people a month visit the site, which includes a job board, a blog and courses about the nuts and bolts of job hunting and career management.

As a leading career expert, Mac helps people who are looking for a job during all of life’s transitions, which include Millennials getting a first job, midlife professionals switching sectors, parents getting back to work after raising a family, or even baby boomers who want to change careers.

Mac is also the author of Land Your Dream Job Anywhere and hosts a weekly podcast titled ‘Find Your Dream Job.’

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Archetypes: 4 Options for Survival

April 7, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 3 Comments

“Four Survival Archetypes are the only archetypes that every single person encompasses in themselves. We at some point in our lives open ourselves to the negative and positive sides of these archetypes – Child, Victim, Saboteur, & Prostitute.” Louisa Mitchell

When Your Back is in a Corner
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