Sparking Possibilities: Reigniting Purpose and Meaning with Darrin Tulley & Michael Clinton
Original Air Date Wednesday, April 6, 2022
The term retirement planning is often used by financial institutions to describe the means necessary to sustain a quality of life after a person’s primary career has ended. This antiquated way of thinking worked for a while, but times are changing. Longer life spans afford people new opportunities to recreate their lives and careers to be more aligned with their authentic selves and to nurture their desires. Healthy 50-year-olds often live into their 90s, so why would one career be enough if there are 40 more productive years in store?
To find out more about opportunities available during a second or third phase of life, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen, speaks with two authors who embrace new possibilities to reignite purpose and meaning in life. Darrin Tulley left his CPA practice to practice connecting with people to help them find their joy. Darrin describes the pillars of his book, Live Your Possible: Ignite Your Happy Authentic Self and Live a Fulfilling Life Rooted in Joy, Inclusion, and Love of Possibilities!, and shares the secret sauce of the path to possible. Former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, Michael Clinton shares statistics gleaned from his research while writing his inspirational book, Roar: into the second half of your life (before it’s too late). Micheal contends that life after 50 is the perfect time to expand horizons and nurture and develop what is important to us.
Darrin Tulley — Sparking Possibilities:
- Darrin shares the turning point in his life when he shifted from CPA to uplifting others. [1:55]
- The challenge of authenticity is that we are judged when being our true selves and living in wonderment. [7:01]
- The path to possible starts with the phrase, HI POSSIBLE. [14:37]
- Darrin embodies a generosity of spirit which in turn resonates with those around him. [21:58]
Darrin Tulley began his career as an accountant and discovered he loved connecting with humans even more. Along the way, he had a personal awakening and pieced his experience together. Ignite Happy, LLC was founded by Darrin to help people ignite happy from within and experience the amazing connections that are right in front of us every day. As the Chief of Possibilities, Darrin happily encourages action and inspires commitment to change, as if lives are depending on it.
Book: Live Your Possible: Ignite Your Happy Authentic Self and Live a Fulfilling Life Rooted in Joy, Inclusion, and Love of Possibilities!
Michael Clinton— Reigniting Purpose and Meaning:
- Culture and traditional media promote the idea that we should be winding down after 50. Michael contends we should be winding up. [26:39]
- Michael Clinton describes some of the benefits of aging and stand-out stories from his book, Roar: into the second half of your life (before it’s too late). [29:01]
- Mid-life is a great time to discover our authenticity, purpose, meaning, and to make different choices. [34:51]
- Looking at the statistics: A high percentage of the US population is 50+. [39:54]
- Michael prefers the word refire over retire and why aging at home is the new normal. [42:58]
Michael Clinton is the former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines and is currently special media advisor to the Hearst Corporation’s CEO. An author, photographer, avid traveler, and adventurer, he believes that everyone should strive to live the fullest life possible, especially in the second half. He holds two master’s degrees.
Book: Roar: into the second half of your life (before it’s too late)
This episode of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio about purpose and meaning is sponsored by:
Are We Happy Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life — A boot camp manual for greater emotional fitness. Happiness waits for no one and sometimes we all need support. What is getting in the way of your happiness right now?
H–Factor: Where is Your Heart? — Lisa’s documentary film explores the journey of human happiness. Emotions are contagious and happiness is a universally desired state. We tend to forget we all have the freedom to be happy or the liberty to be miserable each day.
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