Midlife Fulfilled Podcast

Bernie Borges

Midlife is the best season of our lives. But, often many of us lack fulfillment in some area of our midlife. It doesn’t have to be that way.

The Midlife Fulfilled podcast is a resource for men and women across a wide age range from the 30s to 70s to help discover ways to find fulfillment in whatever area of life you need it.

Midlifers will gain insights such as:

Midlife is not one season, it’s multiple seasons.

What is meant by fulfillment in midlife.

Is a midlife crisis a real thing?

What is the difference between being happy and being fulfilled?

Ways to find fulfillment in areas of life that need it.

If you are among the 77% who are fulfilled in some but not all areas of life, the Midlife Fulfilled podcast is for you.

If you find yourself asking questions such as: What is considered midlife? ... What age is considered midlife for a man? ... What age is considered midlife for a woman? ... What age is early midlife? ... What is a midlife crisis? ... This podcast is for you if you're wondering about any of these questions.

You’ll hear from midlifers sharing their BF (before fulfillment) to AF (after fulfillment) stories. Maybe you want to share your BF to AF story?

Join me on the Midlife Fulfilled podcast, a journey to make your midlife seasons the most fulfilling seasons of your life.

Bernie Borges, host of the Midlife Fulfilled podcast.

https://midlifefulfilled.com


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Ep 35 Diane's midlife fulfillment journey culminated when she found her voice 🗣
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Ep 35 Diane's midlife fulfillment journey culminated when she found her voice 🗣
This week’s guest is Diane Diaz.  This is the first episode published after hurricane Ian.  Both Diane and I are Floridians and we are safe. I comment on this in the introduction of this episode.  Diane's BF (before fulfillment) to AF (after fulfillment) story spans about 20 years in her career where after about 10 years in a corporate role earning a good income and having many perks, she wasn't fulfilled. When Diane was downsized out of her job in a branding role, she realized it was her opportunity to find something that REALLY fulfilled her.  She landed in a teaching role. Now more than 13 years later, she is very fulfilled teaching branding at a university. Additionally, she discovered her voice and became a speaking coach and consultant. Finding her voice and helping others do the same is the second part of Diane's AF that fulfills her tremendously. Ask yourself about the current "work project" you're committed to. Do you view it as a "work project?" To understand the meaning of this question listen to Diane's BF to AF story and how this applies to you. Follow  Diane Diaz on Instagram Follow Diane Diaz on LinkedIn Follow Diane Diaz on TwitterDiscover your Speaker Archetype Quiz  Visit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Podcast Page on LinkedInVisit the Books I RecommendSubscribe to the Midlife Fulfilled weekly newsletter. Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie Borges:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport the show
Ep 35 Diane's midlife fulfillment journey culminated when she found her voice 🗣
2d ago
Ep 35 Diane's midlife fulfillment journey culminated when she found her voice 🗣
This week’s guest is Diane Diaz.  This is the first episode published after hurricane Ian.  Both Diane and I are Floridians and we are safe. I comment on this in the introduction of this episode.  Diane's BF (before fulfillment) to AF (after fulfillment) story spans about 20 years in her career where after about 10 years in a corporate role earning a good income and having many perks, she wasn't fulfilled. When Diane was downsized out of her job in a branding role, she realized it was her opportunity to find something that REALLY fulfilled her.  She landed in a teaching role. Now more than 13 years later, she is very fulfilled teaching branding at a university. Additionally, she discovered her voice and became a speaking coach and consultant. Finding her voice and helping others do the same is the second part of Diane's AF that fulfills her tremendously. Ask yourself about the current "work project" you're committed to. Do you view it as a "work project?" To understand the meaning of this question listen to Diane's BF to AF story and how this applies to you. Follow  Diane Diaz on Instagram Follow Diane Diaz on LinkedIn Follow Diane Diaz on TwitterDiscover your Speaker Archetype Quiz  Visit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Podcast Page on LinkedInVisit the Books I RecommendSubscribe to the Midlife Fulfilled weekly newsletter. Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie Borges:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport the show
Ep. 34 Tom's midlife healthy eating practices are transformative
Sep 26 2022
Ep. 34 Tom's midlife healthy eating practices are transformative
This week’s guest is Tom Petty.  Tom is no relation to the deceased musician by the same name. Tom shares his BF (before fulfillment) to AF (after fulfillment) story about how he and his wife Joanne have survived a difficult midlife season during which Joanne battled a life-threatening illness that stumped the medical community. Tom and Joanne completely changed their diet by only eating meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables nearest to their natural harvest state. They eliminated all processed foods and the results have been so amazing that even the doctors are impressed. Joanne has gone from being restricted to a wheelchair to walking without the aid of a walker or cane. Tom lost more than 60 pounds without trying, just by eating non-processed foods. Tom has suffered from psoriasis his entire life. He says that his psoriasis is in remission now with little evidence of it in his life. Tom and Joanne's new normal is not quite what it was prior to Joanne's initial stroke-like incident that spiraled into the nightmare scenario that has lasted years. But, it is considerably better than it was prior to making the diet change.Bernie describes the importance of reading the ingredients on food product labels and how he and his wife make homemade almond milk rather than purchase it at the grocery store.  Listen to Tom's BF to AF story and share it with someone you know who needs to hear it. Check out Tom's psoriasis program below to learn how he's helping others who battle this condition. Follow  Tom Petty on Instagram Follow Tom Petty on LinkedIn Learn about Tom's Control My Psoriasis Program  Visit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Podcast Page on LinkedInVisit the Books I Recommend Check Out the Almond Cow Milk MakerSubscribe to the podcast delivered to your inbox each week.Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport the show
Ep. 33 Daniel Pink says there is great power in the emotion of regret
Sep 19 2022
Ep. 33 Daniel Pink says there is great power in the emotion of regret
This week’s guest is Daniel H. Pink.  Dan is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward.  This episode is devoted to a conversation about the true power of regret and how we can benefit from understanding our regrets. Dan's other books include the New York Times bestseller When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which we discuss a little near the end of our conversation. The Power of Regret is one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve ever read! This book really made me think. I can honestly say I’m a better thinker after reading this book. Dan and I discuss the 4 types of regrets:Foundation regretsBoldness regretsMoral regretsConnection regretsMore than 20,000 people across the globe have taken Dan's regret survey, sharing examples of their regrets. The common theme is that people around the world experience regret across these four types. “By studying regrets we have a chance at understanding a good life.”This quote from Dan Pink in The Power of Regret, in my opinion, is the key takeaway message from this book. If you're even remotely tempted to skip this episode DON'T! I promise you won't regret it! There I said it. And, I mean it!!!Follow Daniel Pink on Instagram Follow  Daniel Pink on LinkedIn Follow Daniel Pink on Twitter Visit Daniel Pink's Website Books I Recommend (Including The Power of Regret by Dan Pink)Visit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Journey blogDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Podcast Page on LinkedInSubscribe to the podcast delivered to your inbox each week.Connect with Bernie:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 32 Jon realized his purpose is to grow and help other people grow 💥
Sep 12 2022
Ep. 32 Jon realized his purpose is to grow and help other people grow 💥
This week’s guest is Jon Ferrara.  Jon shares his BF (before fulfillment) to AF (after fulfillment) story about how he came to realize his purpose in life after surviving a life-threatening illness.  Jon was on the top of the world. He had just sold his company Goldmine for enough money that set him up for the rest of his life and he was only in his 40s.  He was feeling great until he began losing weight and was becoming very weak. After many doctor visits and tests, he embarked on a journey to defeat a form of cancer that is a common killer of people in their 40s.   Jon overcame this illness and is now thriving. He now understands that his purpose on this planet is to continually grow and the only way he wants to grow is by helping other people in his life grow and reach their potential.Jon advises us to not chase material wealth at the expense of relationships by investing in helping others grow beginning with your immediate family, your close friends, and your community. Jon is building another business (Nimble) and he's enjoying the relationships he builds. The journey is the reward for Jon. Tune into Jon's BF to AF story. You may discover that your journey is the reward.  Follow Jon Ferrara on Instagram Connect with Jon Ferrara on LinkedInFollow Jon Ferrara on TwitterLearn about Nimble Social CRM Visit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Journey blogDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Podcast Page on LinkedInBooks I Recommend (Including The Power of Regret by Dan Pink) Subscribe to the podcast delivered to your inbox each week.Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 31 She can feel her fulfilled midlife in her bones🥇
Sep 5 2022
Ep. 31 She can feel her fulfilled midlife in her bones🥇
This week’s guest is Reneta Jenik.  Reneta's BF (before fulfillment) to AF (after fulfillment) story began 11 years ago when she went through a divorce. After picking up the pieces post-divorce she began competing in triathlons.  This motivated her to uplevel her nutrition strategy and she lost 80 pounds. She regained her confidence and eventually remarried. Her corporate career was going great until she experienced the unexpected - her job was eliminated. She found another job that seemed like a great job. But, she was bit by the entrepreneurial bug so much so that she couldn't focus on her job.  She resigned from her corporate job to give her food-technology startup idea a go full time. Two years later, Foodom is growing and serving many families with nutritional, home-cooked meals.  What makes Reneta's BF to AF midlife story compelling is her conviction to make Foodom a success. She says that she "feels it in her bones" that it will continue to grow and succeed in a big way. You'll be inspired to hear the conviction in her voice. Maybe, you'll pause to think about what you feel in your bones that could happen if you take a certain action. Follow Reneta Jenik on Instagram Connect with Reneta Jenik on LinkedIn Learn about Foodom's food service Visit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Journey blogDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportBooks I Recommend Subscribe to the podcast delivered to your inbox each week.Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Top 50 Midlife Podcasts (Midlife Fulfilled ranks #12) attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the showSupport the show
Ep. 30 Overcoming the fear of success in midlife 🙌
Aug 29 2022
Ep. 30 Overcoming the fear of success in midlife 🙌
This week’s guest is Robert Rose.  Robert is a global marketing influencer. He runs a successful consultancy called The Content Advisory. He’s authored 3 books. His latest book Killing Marketing will challenge your conventional thinking about marketing and possibly turn it upside down. Robert describes how his most current BF to AF journey began with his aspiration to be a rock star. He grew up believing he would be a successful musician. He discovered in his 30s that his "function" (not his "form") would allow him to achieve his aspirations in a different way when he fell in love with business.  Robert discovered that his fulfillment was initially unconscious but eventually it became conscious. He went from saying yes to just about everything that came his way, which served him well, to realizing that once he found his function, it was time to adopt the mindset of saying no to everything unless it was a "hell yes" because the thing he would say yes to should be aligned with his function. Robert's BF to AF midlife journey includes overcoming the fear of success.  You'll be inspired to hear how he overcame the fear of success. And, you might discover that you or someone you know has had this same fear!Follow Robert Rose on InstagramFollow Robert Rose on LinkedInSubscribe to his This Old Marketing Podcast Visit The Convent Advisory websiteGet Robert's latest book Killing MarketingVisit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteVisit the Midlife Fulfilled Journey blogDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportSubscribe to the podcast delivered to your inbox each week.Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Top 50 Midlife Podcasts (Midlife Fulfilled ranks #12) attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 29 Hollywood to New Jersey becoming a fulfilled midlife mom entrepreneur 🎬
Aug 22 2022
Ep. 29 Hollywood to New Jersey becoming a fulfilled midlife mom entrepreneur 🎬
This week’s guest is Shannon Russell.  Shannon achieved her dream job while she was in college as a producer at MTV. Her television and film-producing career took her to Hollywood where she continued to progress as an executive producer on many shows.She married a producer and after their first son was born they returned to New Jersey to be near family. She continued her producing career with a grinding daily commute to New York City. Her "aha" moment came when she was eight months pregnant with her second son and after leaving work at 4 pm for a two-hour commute to pick up her first-born son at daycare by 6 pm she asked herself, "what am I doing?!" During her maternity leave one door closed and another door was revealed to her. But, it was still up to her to take action. And, she took the action to become a mom entrepreneur, leveraging her producing skills in a new industry and business venture.  Shannon's BF to AF midlife story is relevant to many. You're going to enjoy it!Follow Shannon Russell on Instagram Visit Shannon Russell's website Second Act Success Connect with Shannon Russell on LinkedInVisit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportSubscribe to get updates with each new Midlife Fulfilled podcast episode by email.Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 28 You’re worth creating the life that makes you happy and fulfilled 🤩
Aug 15 2022
Ep. 28 You’re worth creating the life that makes you happy and fulfilled 🤩
This week’s guest is Michelle Brigman.  Michelle has had a successful career in corporate positions with global brands.  One day she realized that she wasn't fulfilled. She liked her job but she realized that her happiness tank was empty. After a doctor's examination concluded that she was "healthy" (in the traditional sense) she explored an alternative medicine professional. She was advised to adopt a new lifestyle diet. She even took a special course through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and got certified in this lifestyle diet and it changed her life.  She shared her story with other successful women in corporate roles and learned that many of them enjoyed a full bank account but - like Michelle - they suffered from an empty happiness tank. Michelle created the Brave Balanced Women community, where women of like-mind come together to build successful chapters in their life according to their definition of success, not what others expect of them. The result is a community of women with full happiness tanks!Michelle's BF to AF midlife story is inspiring. You're going to enjoy it! Check out Michelle Brigman's and Fawn Germer's Hard Won Wisdom PodcastConnect with Michelle Brigman on LinkedInFollow Michelle Brigman on TwitterFollow Michelle Brigman on InstagramFollow the Brave Balanced Women LinkedIn pageVisit The Institute for Integrative Nutrition websiteVisit Michelle Brigman's websiteVisit Michelle Brigman's Vision Board CourseVisit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportSubscribe to get updates with each new Midlife Fulfilled podcast episode by email.Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 27 Chase significance over success to find fulfillment in midlife 👏🏼
Aug 8 2022
Ep. 27 Chase significance over success to find fulfillment in midlife 👏🏼
This week’s guest is Paul Epstein.  Paul had a life-changing experience when he attended an offsite meeting in 2016 while he was in a sales leadership role at the San Francisco 49ers. During this meeting, he discovered his "why." When he returned to the office, he shared this revelation with his team. One by one, people began asking him to help them discover their why. What began as a passion project for Paul became his calling. Now Paul impacts thousands by helping them discover their "why" AND their "purpose." In this episode Paul drops some truth bombs that will stop you in your tracks and cause you to ask yourself these questions:Who are you?What do you stand for?How do you show up? Listen to Paul explain "why" we need to know our "why" in the current season of our midlife. He even supplies a free resource to help us discover our why. It's linked up below. I took advantage of this resource and discovered that my why is "making sense." What is your why? Email me if you want to share your why with me. Follow Paul Epstein on LinkedIn Follow Paul Epstein on TwitterFollow Paul Epstein on Instagram Check out Paul Epstein's Playmakers on Purpose PodcastVisit Paul Epstein Speaks websiteDiscover your why at the Why Institute (free resource)Check out my website designer & developer Danielle Devening-LimonFollow Danielle Devening-Limon on LinkedInVisit the Midlife Fulfilled websiteDownload the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 ReportSubscribe to get updates with each new Midlife Fulfilled podcast episode by email. Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 25 Kurt Shaver let go of his ego to start his third career 👏🏼
Jul 25 2022
Ep. 25 Kurt Shaver let go of his ego to start his third career 👏🏼
This week’s guest is Kurt Shaver.  Kurt had a Covid-inspired, midlife, life-balance assessment reset that resulted in him recently starting his third career.He summarizes his career as having three stages:3 decades in corporate tech sales 10 years as an entrepreneurBusiness Development at Sonoma County Tourism Bureau since mid-2021On this episode, Kurt reveals that he let go of his ego to recently make the transition from his second career to his third career in the tourism industry. The fulfillment he is enjoying is exactly what he had hoped.  You'll hear why I and so many of Kurt's friends are "living vicariously" through him as we see the pictures he posts on social media "at work" visiting wineries, going zip-lining, participating in grand openings at new resorts, cruising in hot-air balloons and other envious activities in the context of his job duties as group business development executive at the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau. Kurt posts most of his pictures on LinkedIn, where he has more than 20,000 followers. Follow him on LinkedIn to live vicariously through him. Don't be surprised if Kurt's story strikes a chord with you, especially the part about letting go of ego to achieve something fulfilling. Follow Kurt Shaver on LinkedInRead Kurt's Article on LinkedIn About His 3rd Career TransitionFollow Kurt Shaver on TwitterVisit Sonoma County's website.Subscribe to get notified of new Midlife Fulfilled episodes by email. Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with Bernie on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 22 Getting fired was her wake up call
Jul 4 2022
Ep. 22 Getting fired was her wake up call
This week you'll meet Marlo Lyons.  In this episode, Marlo shares her BF to AF story that began when she was fired from a job she held early in her career. Soon after that she and her then-fiance broke up and she found herself unemployed and unengaged. She wasn't happy. Marlo continued her career path in an industry she didn't love. When she married, her husband was self-employed and she provided a steady paycheck and health benefits from her job. But, when her husband landed a job with benefits she knew it was her opportunity to make a change in her career. The problem was that Marlo didn't know what she wanted to be and this was at the age of 46. Marlo found her calling in a role that allows her to use her natural gifts and talents while working with smart people and helping them shape their careers.  She even wrote a book that explains her methods further and provides great career advice. As with each episode on the Midlife Fulfilled podcast, regardless of the unique circumstances consider the parallels in your own midlife journey.  Maybe you're facing a transition and you're struggling to figure it out. Let Marlo's story on this episode provide some inspiration.  This is episode is brought to you by the Midlife Fulfilled 2022 Report.   Visit Marlo Lyons' Career Coaching website: Lyons Book: Wanted --> A New Career: Marlo Lyons on LinkedIn: Follow Marlo Lyons on Instagram: Subscribe to get notified of new Midlife Fulfilled episodes by email. Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with me on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & Review the Midlife Fulfilled podcast:Apple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 19 Not so famous Joseph Jaffe found his purpose 🎬
Jun 13 2022
Ep. 19 Not so famous Joseph Jaffe found his purpose 🎬
This week you'll meet Joseph Jaffe.  I've been "stalking" Joseph for years. He is an online personality, previously known as "JaffeJuice." Joseph is a popular author (5 books), keynote speaker, and consultant. When the pandemic hit, Joseph experienced an AF of a different kind. He calls it an AP - after pandemic. It happened the day after the pandemic started in March of 2020. He started going live on YouTube with a guest. It didn't take long for Joseph to realize how fulfilling it is for him to host a live conversation on YouTube interviewing someone about their life, career, thoughts, and feelings.    In this episode, we discuss how Joseph found his purpose and that is to be a talk show host. He hosts the Joseph Jaffe is Not Famous show on YouTube live stream three days per week. Joseph was introduced to creator coins and minted his own $JAFFE coin. On this episode, Joseph offers an "airdrop" of free $JAFFE coin.  Go here to claim your piece of a $JAFFE coin. You'll need to set up an account on the Rally.io network. This is episode is sponsored by OneScreen.ai.  Subscribe to Joseph Jaffe is Not Famous on YouTube: with Joseph Jaffe on LinkedIn: Joseph Jaffe on Instagram: Joseph Jaffe on Twitter: Jaffe's Alpha Collective website: a free gift from $JAFFE here. Subscribe to get notified of new Midlife Fulfilled episodes by email. Listen on your favorite podcast player. Connect with me on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comRate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show
Ep. 16 Thoughts and feelings about the Midlife Fulfilled podcast
May 26 2022
Ep. 16 Thoughts and feelings about the Midlife Fulfilled podcast
On this mid-week episode, I'm coming to you solo with thoughts and feelings about the first fifteen episodes and where the Midlife Fulfilled Podcast is headed. I'm not planning any major changes this early in my journey. But, I wanted to let you know what I'm thinking and what I'm hearing from listeners. The main point you'll hear from me is that I'm just getting started on this journey, and I hope you'll stay with me on this journey through fulfilling midlife seasons. Another point you'll hear from me is that I want to reach many more people in midlife seasons. You can help me reach more midlifers. I explain how on this episode. And, you'll hear me remind you that the State of Midlife Fulfilled 2022 report is available. Get it when you subscribe to the weekly email update here.  Lastly, you'll hear me say how much I enjoy hearing from you. I want to know what you like or don't like about the Midlife Fulfilled podcast. I'm easy to reach.  Reach out to me with your own thoughts and feelings about this podcast. Connect with me on social media:LinkedIn: bernie@midlifefulfilled.comSigns of a happy person from Psychology Today Subscribe to get notified of new Midlife Fulfilled episodes by email. Listen on your favorite podcast player. Rate & ReviewApple PodcastsSpotify Leave a voice message for me: Get 50% off Flodesk (the email service I use) with my affiliate link Music attribution: Scott Holmes MusicSupport this podcast: Support the show