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Book review: Learning to Love Midlife by Chip Conley.

I have just finished reading this book by Chip Conley. It was an easy ready, with several deep, reflective concepts. These concepts are explained, by Chip with deep wisdom and skill. One needs to read it again and reflect on and work through the concepts for your own life.

Here is a precise of the twelve concepts.

Embracing Comfort in Your Own Skin: With age comes the relief of not being defined by your body, allowing you to grow comfortable with who you are.

Redefining Success: Stepping off the societal treadmill, midlife gives you the chance to redefine what a successful life means to you.

The Great Midlife Edit: This period allows you to let go of emotional baggage, mindsets, and obligations that no longer serve you, making space for what truly matters.

Feeling Part of Something Bigger: As you age, there’s a sense of growing whole and feeling connected to something greater than yourself.

Shedding Societal Expectations: Midlife is a time to shed societal pressures and embrace self-discovery and authenticity.

Pollinating Wisdom: It’s an opportunity to spread the wisdom you’ve accumulated throughout your life to others.

Awakening of Profound Realizations: The midlife chrysalis is a time when something profound awakens within, leading to personal growth and transformation.

Joy in Experience: There’s a newfound joy in the experiences you’ve had and the ones that are yet to come.

Purpose and Success Redefined: Midlife inspires you to find new definitions of purpose and success that are more aligned with your true self.

Emotional Liberation: You experience the freedom from the emotional turmoil of youth, leading to a more peaceful state of mind.

Cultivating Relationships: This stage of life allows you to cultivate deeper and more meaningful relationships.

Legacy and Contribution: There’s a focus on the legacy you want to leave and the contributions you can make to the world.

This book was a gift from Kim Potgieter. Kim attended a week with Chip where he taught these twelve concepts to a group at The Modern Elder Academy in Mexico. Thank you, Kim, for the gift.

This is a book worth having on your shelf or Kindle.