Second Acts That Change Lives : Making a Difference in the World

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
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In Second Acts That Change Lives, author and second-acter Mary Beth Sammons offers a five-step process for going from life before the leap to the view from the other side. Sammons shares dozens of stories of people who re-invented themselves at mid-life-and made the world a better place in the process. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Wake Up! Life's Half Over!p. 11
What do I need to do to make a difference?
But Now What?p. 25
One day you discover something is missing in your life-like a life.
Begin Againp. 43
Reconnect with the Source of Your Creative Spiritp. 60
What do you want? What are you good at? Tap into your hidden talents.
Dreamp. 72
Dreaming of what can be is the catalyst for us to use our gifts the best we can, strive for what we thought we never could do, and learn the power of letting go.
Identify the Next Stepsp. 92
Find Your Personal Bestp. 106
Ask yourself, What am I capable of?
Put Your Passions Out Therep. 119
New beginnings are subtle and take much patience and persistence.
Become a Little Engine that Couldp. 133
Develop that "I think I can" attitude.
Stay Focusedp. 145
You can make it to the finish line.
Make the Change You Want to See in the Worldp. 159
You've accomplished the feat that you set out to do. Now what?
Books to Inspire and Guide Youp. 174
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Among the stories included are: * A 60-yr old divorced mom and grandmother, blind in one eye, who sets up a program for single mothers in Nicaragua to teach them how to make quilts that will financially sustain them. * A single woman and high-powered career person who met the love of her life at 50. He dies two months later when hit by a car while training for a triathlon. She went to Russia and adopted two children and brought them home to raise in Michagan. * A 45yr old attorney who love to swim as a child. He returned to school for a degree in physical education and now teaches swimming lessons.

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