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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Aug 31, 2020



Rich Litvin is a world-renowned leadership and success coach who specializes in working with high-performers and high-achievers, including Olympic athletes, Presidential candidates, British Special Forces operatives, Hollywood film directors, and finance professionals. He is the founder of 4PC, The Confident Woman’s Salon, and The High Achieving Introvert Project. Rich has a big picture dream of creating $100-Million for charity to educate millions of children. He has built five schools in Africa and has co-authored one of the best coaching and business building books on the market, The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients. Born in England, Rich has lived and worked in eight different countries across four continents and lives his life based on one key principle: Hell Yeah! or No.


Rich joins me today to share his perspective on great leadership and why he believes leaders should focus less on creating followers, and instead, create more leaders. He discusses the challenges of leading an organization during uncertain times and why he believes people believe the illusion that life is safe, secure, and predictable. We compare how the uncertainties that presented themselves during the coronavirus pandemic are similar to those we experience when entering midlife and how they put a spotlight on the changes we need to make throughout our lives and businesses. He also discusses how the global protests on systemic racial injustices have impacted his family and highlights the importance of taking care of yourself so you can serve and lead the people around you.




"No matter what you’re feeling, no matter the stress that you’re under, no matter the fear that is going on right now - you can always create. You can always serve.” - Rich Litvin




Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • Why Rich believes leaders are responsible for creating more leaders, not more followers
  • Rich’s perspective on leading your team during risky and uncertain times and why he believes life has always been unpredictable
  • The similarities between the uncertainties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and those we experience during our midlife years
  • Overcoming your fears and choosing to step into your leadership role
  • Rich’s experience with overcoming boredom and burnout in his coaching business and the importance of embracing risk and uncertainty
  • Seeking help and support in times of uncertainty
  • Addressing topics of social injustices and religious beliefs as a bi-racial family
  • Embracing the “Serve or Create” mantra and how it can make an impact in your community
  • The importance of self-care and how it relates to your ability to serve and lead
  • The Stockdale Paradox and how Rich applies this principle to his life and business



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