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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 Seven)

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.

Keith Allen West

Keith Allen West is a “Best Actor Award” winner on the festival circuit that portrays dynamic, complex and authentic characters in feature films and tv shows. Throughout his career, he has worked with actors and directors from multiple Academy Award winning films. He stars in a new, award winning, sitcom pilot Deeply Superficial which won “Best Pilot” and “Best Screenplay” at the Queen Palm International Film Festival. He booked a lead role in the comedy film Third Act.

His career includes CBS All-Access’ Interrogation, Netflix’s Half Brothers, BRAVO’s Untying the Knot, HGTV’s You Live In What, Hell or High Water, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Better Call Saul, Longmire and many more. He’s featured in People Magazine, USA Today, VOGUE, Huffington Post, The Guardian, LA Times, NY Times, FOX, CNN, NPR and many more media outlets. His small business online reality series THE STARTUP reached 24 million subscribers.

The complete interview can be read here:

Vickie Gould, Morning Oak Publishing

Vickie Gould is a marketing and book coach, publisher, and 10-time bests-selling author who has been featured in, Tedx UofM, Writer’s Digest and HuffPost. As a result of working with her, Vickie’s clients become best-selling authors who are able to leverage their stories, grow their following, create more impact, and turn their readers into clients while they sleep. Her 109 best-selling clients span four continents, 14 countries, and 21 states and include a former Canadian Olympic track star, a female Golden Globe boxing champ, a mom and autistic daughter duo, and “regular” people from all walks of life.

The complete interview can be read here:

James LaVeck, Author

James LaVeck has spent the greater part of his life consulting with financial institutions and providing project management services. A fan of the arts, he has helped produce two movies and a classical-crossover album. He is also an author and coach who wrote his memoir, Life After Losses: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Life, released in January 2021.

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:




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