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Mastering Midlife Podcast

Mastering Midlife podcast is for you if you’re in your 40s and 50s and asking yourself "what happened?" For those of us driven to succeed, but concerned about burnout in your work, career, and relationships. It’s the show that teaches you how to thrive when the world asks the most of you. This podcast will give you tried and tested better alternatives. Top-selling author and executive coach Mark J. Silverman shares his direct and meaningful conversations with world-leading experts in business, finance, health, and wellbeing. You don’t have to stop everything and change. You CAN excel in your career and improve and strengthen your life, to achieve sustainable and true success… No compromise.

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Skills to Accelerate Your and Your Employees’ Careers with Mark Herschberg
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31:56 06/28/2022
Naomi Judd - This One Hit Hard
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08:03 06/21/2022
Living with Inspired Action with Alex Dumas
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21:30 06/14/2022
How You Create Your Own Overwhelm and How to Fix It!
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52:52 06/07/2022
Part 2: Marijuana and the Elephant in the Room
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26:02 05/31/2022
Part 1: Ayahuasca, Psychedelics And Healing Our Deepest Wounds
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30:36 05/24/2022
Building the Pillars of a Sustainable Business to Get the Life You Want with Jeffery Shaw
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37:44 05/17/2022
Creating the You - You Want to Be
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10:24 05/10/2022
Building a Community, Serving Your People, and Keeping Your Passion with Paige Buscema
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31:39 05/03/2022
Mens Helpline: Supporting Men After a Miscarriage with Daniel Landau
Daniel Landau is the Founder and Executive Director of Mens Helpline, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting men seeking emotional support after losing a child due to a miscarriage, still birth, and infertility. Following a successful career as the head of various organizations’ fundraising, sales, and business development departments, Daniel and his wife experienced the emotional trauma of losing a child due to a miscarriage. After realizing there were many resources available for women experiencing infant loss, but very few available for men, Daniel shifted the course of his career - and life - and started the Mens Helpline organization. In addition to working full-time at Mens Helpline, Daniel is also a Board member for the Familial Dysautonomia Foundation and the host of the Men Talk Podcast. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Queens College in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Non Profit Management and Leadership from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel joins me today to share his story of losing a child due to a miscarriage and the challenges he faced to find emotional support. We discuss how the concept of Mens Helpline began and why traditional support groups aimed to help women through the trauma of losing a child are not always as effective for men. We discuss how Mens Helpline offers a unique way for men to gain support from other men suffering from the grief of losing a child and why its critical for men to share their emotions and be open to communicating their feelings with their spouse. We also discuss the five stages of grief, strategies men can use to cope with grief, and how the grieving process can help you become a stronger, more empathetic spouse. “Grief does open up opportunities at the end of the day. You never know why it happens, but - at the end of the day - when it does happen, and you accept it, it makes you stronger.” - Daniel Landau This week on Mastering Overwhelm: Daniel’s personal experience with losing a child due to a miscarriage The challenges many men face when seeking emotional support Why men often refrain from attending support groups and group therapy How Mens Helpline provides support to men suffering from miscarraige, infant loss, and infertility Daniel’s advice to men suffering from the emotional strain of losing a child The importance of keeping the lines of communication open with your spouse The 5 stages of grief and why it’s critical to find an outlet to help you cope Connect with Daniel Landau: Mens Helpline Mens Helpline on Instagram Mens Helpline on Facebook Podcast: MenTalk MenTalk Facebook Group Daniel Landau on LinkedIn Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
22:51 04/26/2022
Three Forms of Self Inquiry: Your Keys to Freedom
For me, freedom has come almost entirely from getting free of my thoughts and beliefs, rather than people or situations. Self Inquiry is as old as philosophy and religion.  Today we are blessed with many forms and structures to the practice.  Join me today as I touch on 3 favorites.  Check out the links in the show notes to go deeper. "When you argue with reality, you only lose 100% of the time.”  – Byron Katie This week on Mastering Overwhelm: Self Inquiry is the way to freedom. Fix your thoughts, change your life Byron Katie: The Work Ho’opono Pono Freedom From Resentment Worksheet Robert Keagan – Immunity to Change (competing commitments) Morning Pages/Journaling 101 Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
09:36 04/19/2022
Make That Doctor’s Appointment
As we grow older, we start talking about the maladies bothering us. We men, however, are also tough guys who tend to “forget” to make those appointments. Instead of taking the time out of our day, we struggle and fight through those maladies. Men, read this carefully: make that doctor’s appointment.  When I suddenly couldn’t read the nameplates of my CEO-guests at a workshop I hosted, I had a tiny breakdown and went to the eye doctor for the first time in six years. It turns out I have cataracts. In this episode, I discuss mid- and later-life health and the importance of seeing your doctors regularly. I describe the series of doctor’s appointments that I recently went through. I also underscore the role of hormones and highlight why we need sustainable energy as middle- or later-aged entrepreneurs. “Go take care of yourself; that body is all you’ve got.” - Mark Silverman This week on Mastering Overwhelm: Why men don’t make doctor’s appointments Thyroid problems, weird moles, and other health issues I recently had checked The role of hormones and sustainable energy in midlife Resources Mentioned: Men - Be Your Best at Any Age with Dr. Jean-Luc Le Provost Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
06:49 04/12/2022
Discovering and Living Your Passion with Debra Cooper
Debra Olshan-Cooper is the Founder of Your Career Design Lab, a career coaching firm dedicated to curating people’s career goals. Debra is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience serving as the CEO of two successful public relations and marketing firms, Real Life Communications & Marketing and FreshConnect Solutions. As Founder of Your Career Design Lab, Debra leads her clients on a journey of self-discovery while turning their passions into a paycheck. Debra joins me today to discuss what it takes to turn your passion into a career and explains why it’s not too late for anyone to do what fulfills them. She outlines how her “Ta-Da!” list could help you discover what you’re truly passionate about and describes how we can work through limiting beliefs by reframing. She also highlights the role of contemplative practices in discovering our life’s mission and underscores how we can reconcile responsibility, passion, and career. “Doubt is something that stops us from moving forward. There has to be an overall belief that you can do it, and that what you believe you’re meant to do is meant for you.” - Debra Cooper This week on Mastering Overwhelm: The Great Resignation and what “Thinkcubate” means Reconciling responsibility, passion, and career Reframing limiting beliefs and neutralizing ageism Turning your side hustle into a career Debra’s “Ta-da!” list and how to discover your deep-seated passion Getting support when you think outside the box The selfishness we feel when we seek to turn our passion into a career The role of contemplative practices in discovering your life purpose How COVID-19 has forced people into reevaluating their lives Resources Mentioned: Book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer Book: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown Book: Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown Connect with Debra Cooper: Your Career Design Lab Your Career Design Lab on LinkedIn Your Career Design Lab on Instagram Your Career Design Lab on Facebook Your Career Design Lab on Twitter Your Career Design Lab on YouTube Debra Cooper on LinkedIn EMAIL: info@yourcareerdesignlab.com Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
32:47 04/05/2022
Imposter Syndrome and the Ark of the Covenant.
An ancient rabbi from the time of Socrates taught that we humans are like the Ark of the Covenant. The most sacred relic of the Israelites, the Ark was a wooden chest covered in pure gold with an elaborate lid called the Mercy Seat. Relating humanity to a gold-covered wooden box may be confusing, but if we examine the dynamic between how we present ourselves to the world and what we perceive to be our shortcomings, we may understand our true value underneath the wood. In this episode, I discuss why humanity is very much like the Ark of the Covenant. I share my experiences during my recent travel to Israel and highlight the importance of spending time with your adult children. I also underscore our oneness with that force called Life and invite you to dig deeper than your flaws and shortcomings. “Like the Ark of the Covenant, you have that wood—that shortcoming underneath the gold. But, underneath that wood, you are a precious, loved, and worthy child of God.” - Mark J. Silverman This week on Mastering Overwhelm: My travel to Israel Jewish mysticism and the Ark of the Covenant Why humans are like the Ark of the Covenant The best public speaker I’ve met in my life Our oneness with Life Digging deeper than our flaws and shortcomings Resources Mentioned: Book: Relax Into Wealth: How to Get More by Doing Less by Alan Cohen Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
08:57 03/29/2022
The Journey from Start-Up to Grown-Up with Alisa Cohn
Alisa Cohn is an executive coach. She has worked with C-suite executives at prominent start-ups such as Venmo, Etsy, and DraftKings, as well as Fortune 500 companies, including Dell, IBM, and Google. A highly-regarded and sought-after speaker, Alisa was named by Inc. as one of the top 100 leadership speakers and was recognized as the Top StartUp Coach in the World at the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Global Awards. She is also the author of From Start-Up to Grown-Up, a book sharing her insights and tools for the journey all leaders and founders go through as they scale their leadership. Alisa joins us today to discuss what it takes to be an executive coach and entrepreneur. She shares what led her to write From Start-Up to Grown-Up and offers advice to people who want to start a coaching business. She also reveals what individuals should know about moving from traditional jobs to the start-up world and explains why leaders should prioritize taking care of their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. “People are realizing that life is too short, and that our future is not guaranteed. So, if there’s something you want to do in life, you need to get yourself together to do that thing now.” - Alisa Cohn This week on Mastering Overwhelm: What made Alisa decide to write her book, From Start-Up to Grown-Up The Great Resignation and transitioning from traditional jobs into the start-up world Alisa’s advice to people who want to start a coaching business Using your age strategically and the importance of taking care of your mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing Leading with empathy and what it takes to be a successful leader in the start-up world Resources Mentioned: Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier Book: Future Proofing You: Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth, and Controlling Your Destiny in an Uncertain World by Jay Samit Connect with Alisa Cohn: Alisa Cohn Website Book: From Start-Up to Grown-Up: Grow Your Leadership to Grow Your Business Alisa Cohn on LinkedIn Alisa Cohn on Instagram Alisa Cohn on Facebook Alisa Cohn on Twitter 5 Scripts for Delicate Conversations Email: alisa@alisacohn.com Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
22:38 03/22/2022
The Heart of a Servant-Leader with Garry Ridge
Garry Ridge is the Chairman and CEO of the WD-40 Company. Garry has been working with the WD-40 Company for nearly 40 years and, as its CEO, is responsible for driving the company’s culture and values. In addition to his role at the WD-40 Company, Garry shares his experience and insights as an executive coach, consultant, and speaker through his platform, the Living Moment. He has been instrumental in re-igniting excitement and cultivating cultures that foster breakthrough innovations in organizations across 62 countries. Garry joins me today to discuss what it takes to be a servant-leader with an open heart. He discusses the importance of vulnerability and leadership and reveals the characteristics of a toxic CEO. He describes the difference between using empathy and ego and shares what inspires him to be the leader that he is today. He also underscores the value of leading your people through a crisis and highlights how an organization’s values protect its people. “Our success as leaders is based on the will of the people and the strategy we want to execute.” - Garry Ridge This week on Mastering Overwhelm: The importance of vulnerability in leadership The attributes of a soul-sucking CEO How Garry’s helping people navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic What it means to pivot around fear How Garry helps his leaders manage remote workers Using empathy versus ego in redirecting people when they need to be redirected Why it’s important to take care of your people amidst a crisis How business leaders impact happy families and communities The characteristics that differentiate leaders from managers How an organization’s values protect its people How Garry manages his time and keeps himself from overwhelm What inspires Garry to be the leader that he is today Why he doesn’t like the word “busy” What we can learn from indigenous leaders Resources Mentioned: Grow Strong Leaders Podcast From Start-Up to Grown-Up: Grow Your Leadership to Grow Your Business by Alisa Cohn Work is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays About the Power of Finding Your Purpose From the World’s Greatest Thought Leaders by Marshall Goldsmith, Frances Hesselbein, and Sarah McArthur Connect with Garry Ridge: WD-40 Company Careers at WD-40 Company WD-40 Company on Facebook WD-40 Company on Twitter WD-40 Company on Instagram WD-40 Company on YouTube The Learning Moment The Learning Moment on LinkedIn The Learning Moment on Twitter The Learning Moment on YouTube Garry Ridge on LinkedIn Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
30:50 03/08/2022
Reinventing You: Marc Jay to Mark J. Silverman
Having been a people pleaser, I used to be all things to all people. I wore my intelligence, confidence, and energy as a badge of honor. But ever since I woke up to the fact that I am free to choose how I spend my time and attention, freedom has been at the forefront of what I do and what I’m trying to impart to the world. Part of that freedom is the power to create and recreate ourselves—and, as an act of reinventing myself, I changed my name. In this episode, I discuss how I changed my name from ‘Marc’ to Mark J. Silverman. I reveal the reason I rebranded the Mastering Midlife Podcast. I describe our capacity to recreate ourselves every day. I also outline the steps I take every morning to recreate myself and explain why we’re all frauds—and why it’s a good thing. “You can be a different person this afternoon. You get to be a different person this morning. It’s all about deliberate effort—a deliberate choice. Going against your conditioning isn’t easy, but it’s possible.” - Mark J. Silverman This week on Mastering Overwhelm: Why I rebranded the Mastering Midlife Podcast to Mastering Overwhelm The first time I reinvented myself after getting sober in 1989 The reason I changed my name Our capacity to recreate ourselves every day The steps I take to constantly reinvent myself Resources Mentioned: Book: Reinventing Yourself: How to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be by Steve Chandler Book: The Alter Ego Effect: Defeat the Enemy, Unlock Your Heroic Self, and Start Kicking Ass by Todd Herman Book: Relax Into Wealth: How to Get More by Doing Less by Alan Cohen Book: The Ultimate Coach by Amy Hardison and Alan Thompson Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
09:35 03/01/2022
How An Exciting Personal Life Adds Rocket Fuel to Your Career with Uneeb Khan
Uneeb Khan is an Electrical Engineer with one of the most prominent engineering companies in the nation. He was presented The Propel Leadership award in 2016 and a teaching award in 2017. Uneeb's expertise has allowed him to work on high-profile projects such as the World Trade Center (Freedom Tower), several United Nations Buildings, and many other notable institutions. Uneeb craftily executes the work-life balance. He has backpacked to over 30 countries, most notably, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and swimming with sharks, running with the bulls, traveling to Antarctica, and volunteers monthly at a suicide prevention hotline. He is certified in Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Intervention. He has organized training boot camps for entry-level employees and hosted national pre-construction conferences. He is a strong believer in work-life balance and has been dedicated to sharing that message and helping people obtain that way of life. When Uneeb’s friend, Chad, asked him to go on an adventure - a hike or take a day off to enjoy life - Uneeb’s answer was almost always “No. I have to work.” Chad was a lover of life and Uneeb had an immigrant’s commitment to work ethic and success. He felt he had to always “hit it hard” in order to succeed. Chad’s sudden and untimely death changed all that. Join our conversation where Uneeb shows us how embracing a full, rich personal life has made him more successful (and happy) than ever. “When you have an emotional attachment to a goal, procrastination can’t win.” – Uneeb Khan Today on Mastering Overwhelm: How the sudden death of a friend will change your perspective forever Instrumental grief – turning your grief into something useful Going from “numb” to feeling alive When an emotional attachment to a goal fuels motivation – procrastination can’t win. How embracing his personal life fueled his career and made him a better leader How having a rich personal life made him a more effective leader Why fear is literally a superpower Chad’s List: Something “doable,” in each category each year. Do something that inspires fear. Do something that involves learning. Do something that involves charity or helping people. Do something the “eight-year old you” would be proud of. Travel to another country or another part of town. Connect with Uneeb Khan  Uneeb’s LinkedIn Page Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
27:46 03/01/2022
Redefining Entrepreneurial Success with Jeff Hoffman
Jeff Hoffman is an award-winning entrepreneur, the CEO of several startups including Priceline and Booking.com, a motivational speaker and producer. Jeff is best known for his many business achievements, but his most impactful work is done as CEO of Driving Force Enterprises, performing philanthropic work worldwide. After years of achieving commercial success, Jeff felt ready to leave the hustle and grind behind in favor of using the skills and resources he had accumulated to give back. He now travels worldwide teaching innovation strategies to small businesses and entrepreneurs. He is also a frequent keynote speaker and a featured business expert in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. On today’s show, Jeff shares how he went from growing up with a single mom to becoming the mastermind entrepreneur behind many successful startups. He shares stories of encounters he’s had over the years that influenced his mindset and inspired him to start giving back. Jeff offers some advice about entrepreneurship and how to be successful without sacrificing your happiness and relationships. We also discuss how traveling and working worldwide led him to realize that people everywhere want the same things and inspired him to be a catalyst for change in small and underserved communities. “Entrepreneurship is not a job. It’s a mindset.” - Jeff Hoffman Today on Mastering Overwhelm: How his humble upbringing inspired him to find creative ways to travel and engage with the world Why it’s imperative to go beyond your local community to experience new places and cultures The power of living your life for today, not tomorrow How a conversation with the Dalai Lama inspired him to begin working with underserved youth His philosophy about business, financial achievement and the vicious cycle so many get caught in Vital experiences he’s had that created a profound impact on his life choices Why striving for more financial success doesn’t appeal to Jeff and how he quit when he felt ready to give back The positive change that his humanitarian and philanthropic work has brought to his life and why leaving an impact is more important than accumulating wealth. Why trying and failing is just as important as being successful Resources Mentioned: A Series of Talks by Jeff Hoffman Connect with Jeff Hoffman: Jeff Hoffman Website World Youth Horizons Jeff Hoffman on LinkedIn Jeff Hoffman on Instagram Jeff Hoffman on Facebook Jeff Hoffman on Twitter Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
27:58 03/01/2022
Self Esteem VS Self Worth with Valari Jackson
Valari Jackson is a speaker, life coach, business strategy advisor, and the founder of Fierce Focus Strategies, a company that provides professional coaching to business owners as well as individuals who are looking to take control of their life and move forward from where they are. Valari is also a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner, and she works with large organizations in improving communication, collaboration, and understanding. She believes she works best during one-on-one coaching sessions as she digs deep into her client’s persona and provides individualized ways to help them. Valari joins me today to share how she found her passion for helping others get the best version of themselves. She discusses what her career was like before she became a life coach and the moment that made her pursue this type of career. Valari also explains the difference between self-esteem and self-worth and why setbacks and procrastination are part of the growth process. “Procrastination is merely the pursuit of perfection. Once we let go of that, we can move forward.” - Valari Jackson  Today on Mastering Overwhelm: What she has to offer her customers and audience. Why it's important to know what you're pretending not to know. Defining the difference between self-esteem and self-value. My self-reflection regarding what society told me as a child. What the last four years of Valari's life looked like. How a bracelet helped change her mindset to what it is today. Helping clients switch from beating themselves up to knowing their value. Viewing setbacks as opportunities to correct your path. Valari Jackson’s Words of Wisdom: People show up in your life to support and confirm that you're on the right track. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. Just move, and life will take care of the rest. Resources Mentioned Book: Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott Connect with Valari Jackson: Fierce Focus Strategies LinkedIn Phone: (202) 920-7299 Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
26:31 03/01/2022
What To Do With Grief with Diana Bonnici
Life brings grief in all flavors. Yes, death and loss of loved ones, but also in job loss, fading youth and vitality, heck – even losing your phone. Diana Bonnici helps us understand how grief presents itself (it’s not always how we think), how to process and ultimately move through to find the gifts and deeper experiences. Having just lost my mother and my dog in the last few days, every word she offered has been spot on. For a better understanding of the Grief Wheel, please download a copy at: Get My Grief Wheel Diana is a Daily Life Practice Consultant, Trainer, and is certified in Integrative Body Awareness, Hypnosis, Family Group Conferencing Facilitation, and Eye Movement Desensitization Retraining. She is also a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the State of California since 1994.  Diana can be found at Practice Living She uses all this experience and expertise to teach classes in anger management, grief, self-esteem, effective listening skills, intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, meditation, problem-solving, parenting skills, intimacy, and others. “Once you acknowledge that you’re working with this process, you have different choices.” - Diana Bonnici Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
23:46 03/01/2022
Where Overwhelm Actually Lives
When you encounter the word “overwhelm,” what are the things that immediately come to your mind?  Your kids? Work? Or the stream of news about COVID-19? What if I told you that overwhelm isn’t caused by something external to you? You see, as a recovering people-pleaser, I used to get overwhelmed whenever someone made a request; I didn’t have the fortitude to say no. But once I understood that I could decline, agree, or renegotiate a request, I realized that it wasn’t these people asking for my time that caused my overwhelm. In this episode, I discuss what’s causing overwhelm in our lives—and how you can manage them. I describe how being a people-pleaser used to cause me so much stress and anxiety, and highlight the relationship between fear and overwhelm. I also underscore the importance of thinking about how we relate with and see the world and share some tools and practices that can help you manage stress and overwhelm. “You get overwhelmed not because you’re not good at time management, but because you outsize the consequences of all the things you’re supposed to do.” - Mark Silverman This week on Mastering Overwhelm: Pinpointing the source of overwhelm in our lives Being a people-pleaser and the dangers of being everything to everyone Thinking about our relationship with the world and how we see it Allostatic load and how it impacts our creativity and relationships Tools and approaches to manage stress and overwhelm Mastering Overwhelm - Set Yourself Free to Enjoy Your Success Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Mastering Overwhelm Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Deezer Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners, like you. Join me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. For more exclusive content and information, visit our website.
09:07 03/01/2022
Mastering Midlife is Becoming Mastering Overwhelm
Thank you for 3 years, here’s what's next.  
05:21 01/31/2022
Climbing Ladders: Leaving Corporate America to Start a Gutter-Cleaning Business with Andy Brennan
Andy Brennan is the Founder and Co-owner of the Cape Cod Gutter Monkeys and its parent company, the American Gutter Monkeys, which are both gutter cleaning and installation companies. Alongside his college roommate, Dennis Siggins, Andy founded the company in 2014 after a 35-year stint in the corporate world. Since then, the American Gutter Monkeys has grown and expanded with two locations in the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts. In addition to its dedication to delivering excellent customer service, the company hopes to help individuals shift their careers by offering franchise opportunities. Andy joins us today to share what he has learned from running his own company after working 35 years in corporate America. He discusses his decision to start a business and explains how having a business partner helped him navigate entrepreneurship. He also describes how starting his own business changed him and offers advice to people who want to shift from corporate work to self-employment. “When you start a small business, you won’t make a lot of money in the first year. Budget properly, work hard, and take as many jobs as you can.” - Andy Brennan Today on Mastering Midlife: Andy’s background and his first job out of college What made Andy think about starting his own business after 35 years in corporate America Translating corporate skills into self-employment Why Andy and his business partner decided to start a gutter cleaning business How long it took for Andy and his co-founder to prepare and plan for their company The importance of feeding your business Gutter Monkeys’ customer base and how they generate peripheral business from gutter cleaning The value of over-delivering in entrepreneurship How Gutter Monkeys’ business and gutter-cleaning processes have improved over the years Their marketing strategy and why Gutter Monkeys shifted from creating infomercials to funny ads How entrepreneurship has changed Andy Connect with Andy Brennan: American Gutter Monkeys American Gutter Monkeys on LinkedIn Andy Brennan on LinkedIn Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.
24:56 01/24/2022
Becoming Your Own Muse with Katie DePaola
Katie DePaola is the Founder of Inner Glow Circle, a company dedicated to helping women become certified life coaches and build profitable personal brands. She is the author of the book, At Least You Look Good, in which she reflects on her life’s challenges and shares her advice on how people can “glow through what you go through.” A staunch advocate for mental health, Katie has been featured on TIME, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and over 50 podcasts. Katie also serves on the board of Bo’s Effort, a foundation in memory of her late brother, Bo. Katie joins me today to discuss resiliency, shifting our perspective, and creating a world we want to see. She shares what led her to become a professional life coach and the realizations she had while working in her first business. She describes the “trifecta” of life challenges she went through right after becoming a coach and discusses how her business kept her going. Katie also underscores the beauty of embracing our imperfections and highlights the possibility of creating a world of our own choosing. “Be your own muse; create the thing you wish existed in the world. If there’s something you wish the world had, perhaps your life’s purpose is to be the one who creates it.” - Katie DePaola Today on Mastering Midlife: Rethinking vulnerability and keeping your footing while being authentic What led Katie to become a coach What Katie realized about herself while working in the first business she started The rocky roads she went through after she started her coaching career What kept Katie showing up every day despite her life’s challenges Transforming pain into something beautiful Embracing our imperfections and how we can get ourselves unstuck from overanalyzing who we want to be Connect with Katie DePaola: Inner Glow Circle Book: At Least You Look Good: Learning to Glow Through What You Go Through Inner Glow Circle on LinkedIn Inner Glow Circle on Instagram Inner Glow Circle on Facebook Katie DePaola on LinkedIn Katie DePaola on Instagram Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.
34:55 01/17/2022
Dude! You Too?
My son called the other day.  “Dad, Dad, Dad… I can’t wait to tell you what happened.” In this episode we find out what happened when four 20-something young men got together and shared some things they thought only they dealt with.  "We are only as sick as our secrets.”  – AA Saying Are you a busy, overwhelmed business leader? Through my work as an author and executive coach, I’ve discovered the 10 lies we all tell ourselves that keep us away from true productivity and creativity.  If constant firefighting is part of your daily grind, I have a free gift for you.  My “10 Uncomfortable Truths” about overwhelm, from “Only 10s, Confront Your To-Do List – Transform Your Life.” Go to www.markjsilverman.com, click on the red banner and receive your 10 videos (one minute, one per day) as well as the first chapter of the book.  While you are there, check out some of the other ways I may be able to help you on the journey. Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.
06:55 01/14/2022
Men - Be Your Best at Any Age with Dr. Jean-Luc Le Provost
Originally from Nevada, Dr. Le Provost moved to Arizona to attend the University of Arizona where he received his Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences. He received additional training in homeopathy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, hormone replacement therapy, Chelation, IV nutrient therapy and nutrition to complement his medical training. Prior to medical school, Dr. Le Provost was the manager and owner of successful personal training and nutritional guidance practice in Tucson, Arizona. It was through the close relationships he developed with his clientele that he was inspired to delve into wellness further in the study of holistic health. His goal is to improve your quality of life and help you live your life to its fullest potential. Dr. Le Provost is my doctor.  And he changed my life.  As a man in my fifties, growing a business, traveling the world speaking to business leaders, I need the energy of a 30-year-old.  And I didn’t have it.  I have passion.  I am healthy.  I love what I do.  But damn, it took it out of me. Diet, exercise, and a strong spiritual program just wasn’t enough.  If you, like me, want to be creative, impactful and energetic well past society’s expiration date… Listen to this conversation. “If you are 45 and your doctor says ‘that’s just the way it is,’ you need to find a new doctor.” – Dr. Jean-Luc Le Provost Today on Mastering Midlife: It’s not just about erectile disfunction Why we are sick and still not getting help from conventional doctors How Dr. Le Provost completely transformed my energy in 3 weeks When to go see a Men’s Health Specialist Thyroid effects everything Connect with Dr. Le Provost: Phoenix Men’s Health Center Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.
33:48 01/10/2022
How Are Those New Years Resolutions Going?
I know you made some New Years Resolutions.  We all have.  But a week in, how you doing?  Today’s show will help you get back on track with those promises you made to yourself… at least the ones you really mean.  "You probably bit off more than you can chew…..”  – Mark J. Silverman  New behaviors are hard to establish  Are you committed to the items on your list?  Is your “why” strong enough or is it a should?  How do we know if this is a “10?”  Are you a busy, overwhelmed business leader?  Through my work as an author and executive coach, I’ve discovered the 10 lies we all tell ourselves that keep us away from true productivity and creativity.    If constant firefighting is part of your daily grind, I have a free gift for you.  My “10 Uncomfortable Truths” about overwhelm, from “Only 10s, Confront Your To-Do List – Transform Your Life.”  Go to www.markjsilverman.com, click on the red banner and receive your 10 videos (one minute, one per day) as well as the first chapter of the book.    While you are there, check out some of the other ways I may be able to help you on the journey. Mastering Midlife...Together!  Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review.   Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media. 
06:19 01/07/2022
Advocating for Women’s Midlife Health with Vanessa Ford
Vanessa Ford is an author and menopause/perimenopause expert, as well as the Co-founder of the women’s health company, MenoLabs. Backed by two decades of research, MenoLabs delivers an ecosystem of support to help women in their menopause journey. Before co-founding MenoLabs, Vanessa served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Magnitude Management Services and the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. As the Co-founder of MenoLabs, Vanessa is focused on bringing femtech innovations and natural solutions to women’s midlife health. Vanessa joins me today to discuss women’s midlife health, perimenopause, and menopause. She defines perimenopause and outlines its symptoms. She shares how food and nutrition impact the symptoms of menopause and highlights the role of the gut in overall health. She also describes the economic impacts of perimenopause and menopause and argues why everyone will benefit from supporting women in their midlife. “The more we can support women in their midlife undergoing this transition, the better off we’re all going to be. Whether it’s from the perspective of a company, a community, or a relationship, everything will be better.” - Vanessa Ford Today on Mastering Midlife: Why men need to join the conversation on menopause Vanessa’s background and why she started a company advocating for women’s health How hormone replacement therapy can also be helpful for men Perimenopause: its symptoms and tackling them through nutrition Sugar and other foods that exacerbate the symptoms of perimenopause Why we need to look at gut health as part of overall health Addressing gut health and consuming probiotics for estrogen deconjugation The emotional and mental aspects of perimenopause and menopause The stigma women face when they’re experiencing perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms How and why we need to support women in perimenopause and menopause Connect with Vanessa Ford: MenoLabs Book: How to Master Menopause: Practical Guidance for Dealing with Hot Flashes, Weight Gain, Insomnia, Mood Swings, and Other Menopause Symptoms MenoLabs on YouTube Vanessa Ford on LinkedIn Vanessa Ford on Instagram Email: vanessa.ford@menolabs.com Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.
32:52 01/03/2022
Tea and Leadership Series - Listening to Improve Influence
My friend, Helen Appleby and I recorded a series of conversations for LinkedIn last year discussing the challenges our clients face in their Senior Leadership positions.  We received so much great feedback that I decided to release them as podcast episodes for you to experience. In life and business, we spend a lot of time trying to get people to see things our way.  In today’s show, we explore how listening, really listening, can help improve your impact. "Often the first level argument, isn’t what’s really important to the person speaking.”  – Mark J. Silverman “The deeper you can get into someone’s world, the more likely you will be able to influence them.” – Helen Appleby People have a point of view, listening helps you understand The power of asking “why” Listening helps you shape your proposal Listening fosters “win -win.” Helen Appleby is a British, New York based Executive Coach, Author, Speaker and Leadership Trainer who has a strong track record of leadership and commercial success. Prior to becoming a full-time coach, she was a Global Business Leader for GlaxoSmithKline where she led the $1bn Respiratory Health business in Consumer Healthcare. Her career at GSK and Unilever spanned 6 countries and she has lived and worked in Canada, the UK, Cyprus, Dubai, Malaysia and the USA. She is the author of “The Unwritten Rules of Women’s Leadership” book, course and podcast. Are you a busy, overwhelmed business leader? Through my work as an author and executive coach, I’ve discovered the 10 lies we all tell ourselves that keep us away from true productivity and creativity.  If constant firefighting is part of your daily grind, I have a free gift for you.  My “10 Uncomfortable Truths” about overwhelm, from “Only 10s, Confront Your To-Do List – Transform Your Life.” Go to www.markjsilverman.com, click on the red banner and receive your 10 videos (one minute, one per day) as well as the first chapter of the book.  While you are there, check out some of the other ways I may be able to help you on the journey. Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.
07:56 12/31/2021