‘Act 3: The Art of Growing Older’ by Judy Reith and Adrian Reith was published in paperback and as an eBook on the 2nd April 2020 by Unbound. I am pleased to be taking part in this blog tour and would like to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me to participate. I think this is a very important book and I hope it is of help to lots of people.
I have an excerpt from ‘Act 3: The Art of Growing Older’ for all of you to read. First though here’s what the book is about.
At last, the life you want . . . post 50.
We’re living longer, in better health, with higher expectations than any generation in human history. With an extra adult chapter to look forward to, what will you do? Who else could you be? How will you evolve the best plan for your life between 50 and 80?
Judy and Adrian Reith have decades of experience in helping people see hidden possibilities, clarify their goals and achieve life-changing results. In Act 3 they suggest practical steps to make your life more fulfilling as you age. From the ground up this book will help you identify and strengthen the four roots you ll need for a happy and successful third act. It illustrates how your attitude, purpose, relationships and values are keystones to a life without regret.
Act 3 gives tools and tips to help you focus on what matters, with chapters on Work, Home, Money, Health, Play, the World and Friends. You ll be inspired by original stories of those who have changed their lives after 50 and be able to re-imagine your future, and so get the life you want . . . at last.
How This Book Works
Mental Pipes Unblocked
As authors, we take a ‘coaching’ approach to Act3. As coaches we know the best answers to our client’s questions are found inside them. We believe the same will be true for you. Coaching principles and mind sets are well known in the world of sport, but they bring excellence and satisfaction in other areas of life too. We’ll show you how.
‘Starting in 1971 on the tennis court I found myself asking a question I’d never been asked or told to ask, “I wonder what’s going on inside the head of a person while the ball is approaching them?” And that opened the door to The Inner Game. The answer was obvious. Much too much. Championship athletes said when they were at their best their mind was quiet, focussed, not full of shoulds and shouldn’ts.’ — Tim Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis
We All Have An Outer Game And An Inner Game.
Tim Gallwey – one of the fathers of modern coaching – was one of the first to address the internal narrative of shoulds and shouldn’ts, to help sports people, or business people perform not only to reach their potential, but to far exceed it. His work has been emulated worldwide and way beyond sport and business.
Dealing With Shoulds and Shouldn’ts
As coaches in business and life we listen, reflect back, ask questions, support and challenge the client to dig below the surface, to get clear on what they really want their life to be about. Then we work with them to create practical steps to achieve those goals.
We’ll do the same in the book: Act3 – How To Live A Better Life After 50: You’ll ‘say hello’ to the unhelpful voices in your head, acknowledging their power. You’ll recognise your limiting beliefs about yourself, you’ll find ways to break out from these restrictions.
You Cannot Be What You Cannot See
If the voice in your head drowns out your ability to hear or imagine anything better, or stops you creating change – you have a problem.
“My dad always said I wasn’t musical. I wasted fifty years believing him, until a friend took me along to sing in a community choir and finally I gave myself permission to believe that my dad was wrong.”
To be something different, you first have to see something different in your mind’s eye. You need to see a destination, a goal, a better outcome. You need to think differently. As a clever guy once said:
‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.’ — Albert Einstein
‘Act3: The Art of Growing Older’ is available to purchase from Amazon UK:-
About Judy and Adrian Reith
Judy and Adrian Reith are professional coaches and writers, covering life, parenting and executive coaching.
They facilitate Act3 events and coach individuals to prepare for a life well lived.
Together they have 3 adult children who have left home. Returned. Left home. Returned…
Australian born Judy has been a parenting expert for nearly 20 years. Her publications include 7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must Know, Be a Great Mum and Transform Living with Teenagers.
She draws on her professional training in child development, counselling and parent education to help thousands of parents, some of whom are also entering Act3. At 57, she loves nothing more than having friends and family round with plenty of good food and drink. She runs it off with the dog while she still can.
Since 2006 Adrian has specialised in executive and leadership coaching and facilitation. He qualified as a coach after an award-winning first career as a writer / director in advertising – a world where youth is idolised.
He is a published author, has recently built an eco-house, survived cycling Land’s End to John o’Groats… holds a Senior Railcard and is 62.
Website – https://act3life.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Act3Life