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Editor’s List: Authority Magazine’s Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life (Part Nine)

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 Kroc 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 started a series called “Second Chapters: How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life”. We interviewed and featured successful people who reinvented themselves in a second chapter in life, to share their story and help empower others.

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

Rhonda Sciortino, Successful Survivors Foundation

Rhonda Sciortino, author of 30 Days to Happiness (featured on The Ellen Show and included in her Kind Box), used the coping skills from her abusive childhood to create personal and professional success. She built two successful businesses, then turned her attention to helping others to find their purpose and their authentic success. More info can be found at

The complete interview can be read here:

Michelle Forsyth

Michelle Forsyth is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and author/productivity coach who teaches women how to find and share their voice with the world. Michelle pivoted after a successful career in the corporate world to become a successful freelance virtual technical assistant and transitioned to becoming an author and productivity coach helping women with productivity, achieving their goals, and fulfilling their dreams. You can find more about Michelle at her website: and get more momentum and inspiring tips with her Monday Momentum Builder newsletter.

The complete interview can be read here:

Nicole Rosenfield, Nicole Rosenfield INC

The difficult balance between a successful corporate career and family life led Nicole Rosenfield to significant change after her first child. Nicole transitioned from corporate and healed her 29 year addiction to dieting and binge eating to create her own business helping women overcome their thoughts that have kept them trapped, overweight and action-less so they can develop the self esteem to dream again.

The complete interview can be read here:

Kathy Murphy, The Rising TIde

Kathy Murphy is a self-leadership coach who helps people find fearless freedom in change, so that they can create the life they want in their next chapter with ease and grace. She has reinvented herself through job loss, divorce, lyme disease, R.A, Cancer, and care and death of both parents.. In her last chapter she lost everything, started over from scratch, and is thriving.

The complete interview can be read here:

McKenna Reitz and Challenge Coaching

McKenna Reitz is an inspirational speaker and a Challenge Coach who works with men and women to transform their life’s challenges into gifts and opportunities so they can pursue their purpose with clarity and confidence. After losing all her hair due to Alopecia, McKenna uses her journey of having this autoimmune disease to help others overcome the loss in their life by resetting the mindset of their “loss” into growth and opportunities in their lives.

The complete interview can be read here:




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