Editor’s List: Authority Magazine’s Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About How To Reinvent Yourself In The Second Chapter Of Your Life

Authority Magazine
May 4 · 8 min read

Many successful people reinvented themselves in a later period in their life. Jeff Bezos worked in Wall Street before he reinvented himself and started Amazon. Sara Blakely sold office supplies before she started Spanx. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a WWE wrestler before he became a successful actor and filmmaker. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from a bodybuilder, to an actor to a Governor. McDonald’s founder Ray Croc was a milkshake-device salesman before starting the McDonalds franchise in his 50’s.

How does one reinvent themselves? What hurdles have to be overcome to take life in a new direction? How do you overcome those challenges? How do you ignore the naysayers? How do you push through the paralyzing fear?

Authority Magazine recently interviewed hundreds of successful people who reinvented themselves in a second chapter in life, who shared their story to help empower others.

Some of the experts we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips. Please enjoy these videos and interviews below.

Christy Murdock Edgar | Writing Real Estate

Christy Murdock Edgar is a content writer, consultant, and coach who helps real estate and business professionals stand out as industry leaders through effective content marketing strategies. A former English teacher turned real estate agent, Christy is passionate about sharing her knowledge and creating engaging platforms for real estate professionals who are interested in growing their online presence. Through her company Writing Real Estate, Christy writes blogs, property descriptions, websites, and promotional copy that increases traffic and results in higher conversions for real estate agents, brokers and other professionals.

The complete interview can be read here:

Lee Gale Gruen

After retiring from her 37-year career as a probation officer, Lee Gale Gruen became a professional actress, appearing in television, commercials, videos, theater, print, and live-interactive roles. Her published memoir, Adventures with Dad: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class, recounts how she attended an acting class for seniors with her father when she was 60 and he was 85 before going on to become a professional actress. Her blog, lecture, and new self-help book for retirees and seniors are all titled:Reinventing Yourself in Your Retirement Years, and they share the goal of helping retirees, those soon to retire, baby boomers, and seniors find joy, excitement, and purpose after they retire.

The complete interview can be read here:

Archie Messersmith-Bunting, Archie Cares, LLC

Archie Messersmith-Bunting, M.S. is mental health educator and professional speaker who specializes in mental health and self-care best practices. Through his company Archie Cares, LLC, Messersmith-Bunting aims to reframe the narrative surrounding mental illness, suicide, and addiction by focusing on feelings and facilitating honest conversations. He reaches his audiences at a very personal level with his gift of storytelling and willingness to open up and share of his past while also sharing the latest research on mental illness, self-care, and suicide prevention.

The complete interview can be read here:

Nikeya Young

Author/Certified Master Life Coach/Speaker/Entertainer and proud “Slay-at Home” mother of 3, Nikeya Young is on a mission to live as VICTORIOUSLY as possible, and inspire as many other people as she can to do the same! Over the years she has reinvented herself on multiple occasions and impacted many lives by simply having the audacity to fully be herself, step out on faith, and then reaching back to help others after achieving her goals! Read on to learn more about Nikeya Young.

The complete interview can be read here:

Rick Ornelas, I Spark Change

Rick Ornelas, is an author and Positive Change Expert who teaches men and women to unlock their amazing potential to create an incredible future and change the world around them. He’s the author of 12 Hours of Heaven; Lessons for a Better World and founder of I Spark Change, a global movement and online community of those who seek to make the world a better place one act at a time.

The complete interview can be read here:

Joe Erwin, Erwin Creates

Entrepreneur Joe Erwin is the co- founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland and is co-founder of Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications. As president of Erwin Creates, Joe founded the creative collaborative co-working community Endeavor — which has been named Best Co-working Space two years in a row by Coworker.com — and is the owner and chairman of Greenville Triumph, the USL League One Title champions.

The complete interview can be read here:

Elizabeth Sandler, Juliette Works

Elizabeth spent 25 years as a senior executive in investment banking and private equity before starting her Second Chapter as an Executive Career Strategist. As a Chief Operating Officer, she had responsibility for thousands of people across the globe and oversaw operations, technology, human resources and finance. As the Founder and CEO of Juliette Works, she is on a mission to close the gender leadership gap and see women leaders have the inspiring, fulfilling careers they deserve.

The complete interview can be read here:

David D. Schein, Claremont Management Group Inc.

Dr. David Schein is an author, attorney, public speaker, and a management professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the Cameron School of Business of the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He is the founder and CEO of Claremont Management Group, and hosts the weekly podcasts “Saving America” and “Business Law 101.” His book, The Decline of America: 100 Years of Leadership Failures, is a thought-provoking, non-partisan book that reviews the last 100 years of American Presidents (from Wilson through Obama), offering not just criticism, but common sense solutions to help fix America before it’s too late.

The complete interview can be read here:

Eric Harrison, Eric-Harrison.com

For over 33 years, Eric worked in, managed, and owned his family’s women’s wholesale shoe business. In 2019 he made the decision to leave the only career he had ever known to venture out on his own. What started out as a curiosity and checking something off of his bucket list, turned into a calling that Eric would have never discovered had he not made the first bold move to leave his lifelong career behind.

The complete interview can be read here:

Vickie Aigner, Alive, Fit & Free

Vickie Aigner is a health and wellness expert turned start-up founder of Alive, Fit & Free, where she provides virtual classes and events for seniors. Her path has been anything but ordinary, starting her career after being widowed at 48 with 6 children, and finally, turning her passion into a social start-up at age 66.

The complete interview can be read here:

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Authority Magazine is devoted to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech.

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Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Pop Culture, Wellness, Social Impact, and Tech. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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