Reboot Podcast Episode Extras #24 – Career Transitions at Midlife – with Jim Marsden, Ray Foote, Marty Janowitz & Jerry Colonna

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.

Guests

Marty Janowitz

Marty Janowitz

Coach & Facilitator

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Ray Foote

Ray Foote

Coach & Facilitator

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Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna

Coach & Facilitator, CEO of Reboot

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Jim Marsden

Jim Marsden

Coach & Facilitator

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Episode Description

In this Extra conversation, Reboot Coaches Jim Marsden, Marty Janowitz, Ray Foote, and Jerry Colonna sit down to explore career transitions at midlife. Together, they describe their unique midlife experiences and share what was bubbling up for them at the time. They give insight into what helped them get to the other side and acknowledge the importance of honoring endings. Jim walks us through the arc of the Journey of Transformation and shares why we often can’t plan or strategize our way through transformational change.

 

Living Your Unlived Life: Coping with Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling Your Purpose in the Second Half of Life | “What to Remember When Waking” – David Whyte | Wondering What’s Next? Start with Endings | The Journey of Transformation – Jim Marsden

Show Highlights

Top Quotes:

“When I got to the point that we’re now talking about as midlife, I had settled into refusing to know or refusing to even acknowledge that I should know that I was unhappy.” – Marty Janowitz

“I got to the place where I just realized I needed to just get off the merry-go-round. I felt like, it’s not just take a break and be at home, I need to head toward something that I cared about. Something that mattered.” – Jim Marsden

“I feel incredibly lucky right now because I get paid to have conversations that result in connection. Not as a byproduct of the work that I do, but as the central theme of the work that I do.” – Jerry Colonna

“It’s not an efforting out to find out what matters to go grab something. It’s actually falling into what matters. It’s a letting go.” – Jim Marsden

“The fearsome aspect of midlife transition, in my experience, is holy crap, the house of cards that I work so hard to build is gonna fall apart. What’s on the other side?” – Jerry Colonna

“One of the things that feels like a natural first step is to try to strategize, try to plan your way through, but there cannot be the transformative shift without the letting go.” – Jim Marsden

“One of the things that have been very supportive of me is doing the work, is around imagining not so much what you’re going to do in the future, but more, how do you want to feel?” – Ray Foote

“Another thing that I think is important about transformative change is I can’t think my way through it. It’s to be experienced rather than planned. It’s not a problem to solve.” – Jim Marsden