The Gift of Failure

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It was one of the most challenging experiences I ever had. I was embarrassed and ashamed. But, when I discovered the gift of failure, it changed my life.

 

With trembling hands and heart beating wildly in my chest, I stood holding the letter from the Coaches Training Institute.

If I passed my oral exam, I would be holding a congratulatory letter. If I failed, the envelope would contain a letter describing the rescheduling process. A week earlier, I had taken my oral exam, the last step in completing certification as a Life Coach. For two years, I had worked hard to become a life coach, integrating what I learned in class and applying it to my work and life.

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Transform Your Life in Midlife

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Author, Joe Rutland, transformed his life in midlife. It’s never too late!

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Joe Rutland is an author, writer, podcaster and journalist who transformed his life in midlife. He has spent 30-plus years in the communications industry. He’s a contributing writer for The Good Men Project. A native Texan, he’s also lived in Arizona.

Joe is passionate about supporting the emotional well-being of children, adults and parents in the cleft, craniofacial and facial difference community around the world.

I interviewed Joe on Last First Date Radio about his new book, Midpoint: a Sourcebook for Your Midlife Journey. In the highlights below, Joe shared powerful tips on how he overcame many of life’s challenges.

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