Navigating midlife and the challenges it brings, requires us to learn from our mistakes. Partly so we can let them go, and partly so we can bring our perspectives and views more in line with reality. The rest of life is easier if we do. In this episode, I share 5 more things I’ve learned from the goals I didn't reach, the challenges I navigated…Read More
To craft the life and work you want from now on, you probably have things in your life you want to change. Habits, experiences, realities or skills perhaps. But making these changes doesn't have to be hard. In this episode, Rob uncovers the one thing you must do to enable significant change in your life. However, until you do this thing…Read More
You probably know many others who, when they’re on their way to work, look rather gloomy or stressed. Not a good way to be. And others look bored or lacking any real motivation. You may even be feeling a bit flat about work yourself. In this podcast, we look at how to reframe your work so it feels better and funnily enough…Read More
If you’re looking for love second time around, or have found it and want to make sure it works out, then this episode is specifically for you. In it, I open up my own situation (having been married previously for 29 years) and describe what it was like, and more importantly, conscious ways that my new partner and I have…Read More
They say growing old is a bugger. If the emerging aches and pains I'm experience are anything to go by, they're probably right! But the real tragedy, and one we can easily do something about, is that when people get old - and the children are gone, and work has finished, and their joints creak and groan - loneliness can set in.Read More
Midlife is a great opportunity, but certainly not the only one, to invest your time and energy into work or endeavours that don’t just earn a buck, but make a real difference too. But, far too many of us find ourselves saying, “I’m just so busy!” I have a feeling that that isn’t a very good excuse anymore.Read More
Life is good, right? But I bet it hasn't quite gone to plan. And why is that? Is it a failure of planning? Being unrealistic? Not having plan B?
In today's podcast, Rob offers five principles he has learned from a life that hasn't gone to plan - his! Lessons that can help you to…Read More
Everyone wants good friends - even those of us who are introverts and don’t mind time on our own. Because of the pace and sheer breadth of responsibilities in our 30’s and 40’s we can easily wake up in our 50’s and realise….we have few really good friends.
Or the friendships we have are not as…Read More
We’re all so busy in our modern everyday lives that we seldom hear the quiet voices or notice the beautiful encounters we can have if we only paid attention. I believe that there is much to be gained by slowing down and taking time out.
When Tess and I did this just recently on Great Barrier Island, we had…Read More
Rob talks with Kavi Arasu, a facilitator and philosopher from Mumbai, India, about what it means to live a life that matters and how you can get fresh perspectives on life so you continue to grow through your lifetime.
They discuss how to hear the music through all the noise of modern life…Read More
We mid-lifers can easily become creatures of habit. You know, same job, same house, same friends, same commitments. The danger of that being your pattern for the second half of life is that you could slowly becoming inflexible, living in a gradually contracting world, and possibly ending up…Read More
I’ll never forget the face of the very old man, lying there on the cot, emaciated, in the room at Mother Teresa’s Calcutta home for the destitute and dying. His life was nearly over. He had no light in his eyes. What could I do? In this episode I share one way of making a difference in the world…Read More
Do you wonder sometimes whether you’re doing what you really should be doing? Whether you’ve fully come into your own? It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? But is it a good question? Underneath it is the implication that success feels different to what you’re experiencing. That you haven’t…Read More
Ever feel like you’ve been trying really hard to make things work, but somehow success stills eludes you? It might be changes you want to make in your life, a new venture you’re trying to start, or even where you’ve got to in life at this stage versus what you thought it would be like. I’ve had my…Read More
If you’ve got children, no doubt you’ll have moments when you wondered whether you did okay as a parent. That’s quite natural - for two reasons: We love them regardless, and it never works out the way we had imagined it would! Or, is that just me?! In this episode, I share my own…Read More
If you have this little voice within you saying, “You know, this isn’t really working, is it?” or, “This is just not you. Why are you persisting wth this?” then you’re not alone. Doubt is good, it’s a healthy aspect of making decisions. The trouble is, sometimes we don’t…Read More
To live the kind of life you really want, one that matters to you, you need to change things up a little and that of course involves making some new decisions. But what if the options in front of you all seem pretty good? Or, what if you’re just not sure? What if…Read More
Today’s modern lifestyle makes it hard for us to live a life of simplicity, clarity and peace. Let alone trying to focus on what’s most important in life and work. It seems there are monsters out to get us at every turn. And many people don’t even know they’re there. Today, I go monster-hunting. I will…Read More
We spend our lives - that is to say, we use our time and energy - on doing things, buying things, and trying things. It takes all our energy to do it, and sometimes we do these things without perhaps being fully conscious of our choices. Sort of, living on auto-pilot. What if you get to…Read More
Life is not fair. Well, not at times anyway. It just is. I’ve had my fair share of challenges - some are like curve-balls I wasn’t expecting, others have been like speed humps, and the odd one like a brick wall! Know the feeling? Here are 8 strategies you can use to…Read More