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The Back Forty: 7 Essential Embraces to Launch Life's Radical Second Half (Amazon Link)

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What has been called “a perfectly timed tool for reevaluation brought on by 'The Great Resignation'” (Midwest Book Review), The Back Forty: 7 Essential Embraces to Launch Life’s Radical Second Half is a breath of inspirational fresh air.

In times when many aspects of personal and professional life are all up for grabs, grabbing a copy of The Back Forty might be the best insurance for a more purposeful and joyful experience ahead.

In this period of deep and wholesale life/work introspection and ramping up for greater self-expression, The Back Forty is both timely and intimately helpful, serving as a trustworthy guide for a powerful midlife makeover. Its spirited message of rejuvenation and inspiration transforms any prevailing personal resignation into momentum toward a fulfilling next phase of life: not only guaranteed, but perfectly timed by your own design.

Whether it’s discovering the purpose for the remainder of your work life or your personal refirement – to replace any ideas of retirement – The Back Forty points the way to your second half/best half.

Readers learn how to:

  • Transform significant, victim-laced experiences from the past and present to create a free-flying future
  • Inventory current-day gifts and values to awaken to the individual they’ve become and are still becoming
  • Flip the concept of midlife crisis into opportunity and initiation for a Back Forty of greatest Self expression
  • Adopt an easy and playful practice of purpose while dropping the heavy and pressured pursuit of it
  • Engage in ego-freeing and availability-enhancing practices to collaborate with a Universal energy at their side

“Consider it a perfectly timed tool for reevaluation brought on by ‘The Great Resignation’ occurring in today’s world economy.” – Midwest Book Review

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What People Are Saying:

In The Back Forty, Darrell Gurney has laid down an effective and inspiring roadmap for getting deep and insightful with oneself at the midpoint—or any point—of life. Disassembling, recontextualizing and causing one's purposeful life going forward, guided by these seven Embraces, ensures anyone a future of possibilities that weren't going to ‘happen anyway.’ This is indeed radical thinking.

—Marshall Goldsmith. the World’s #1 Executive Coach and Top Ten Business Thinker

Yes, your first half of life was simply research and development. This outlines what to do with the second half. Inspiring wisdom for any age, don’t enter or leave midlife without The Back Forty.

—Chip Conley, New York Times best-selling author of Wisdom @ Work and founder of Modern Elder Academy

The Back Forty is a testament to the unstoppable spirit in each of us. Darrell Gurney intimately shares his own midlife quest for purpose, stepping beyond fear and doubt to pave the way for himself and each of us to have our second half of life be the best half. This is required reading if you want the next phase of your life to be the best part ever.

—Cynthia Kersey, best-selling author of Unstoppable and founder of The Unstoppable Foundation

Through his spiritual daring, Gurney sheds light upon the vital subject of discovering one’s inner wholeness at any age and stage on life’s journey. He moves his readers into a revolution in consciousness: loving ourselves for who we are, for the innate capacities of the heart and soul. —Michael Bernard Beckwith, best-selling author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation and founder/spiritual director of The Agape International Spiritual Center

—Michael Bernard Beckwith, best-selling author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation and founder/spiritual director of The Agape International Spiritual Center

The Back Forty is an honest, authentic take on how the most challenging moments lead to powerful truths. It provides an opportunity to examine the past like a scientist and experiment with creating mindsets which will set you up for a joyful present and enriching future. As Darrell points out: "The only start that matters is the one you make now.’" So true.

—Barbara Waxman, MS, MPA, PCC, coach, gerontologist, speaker, author of Middlescence Manifesto: Igniting the Passion of Midlife

The Back Forty is a profound and engaging inquiry into what it takes to expand when society is betting you'll contract. For anyone seeking to clear their path of self-imposed obstacles, habits, behaviors and attitudes so they can build a rich and fulfilling second half of life, The Back Forty serves as a bible of empowerment.

—Sally Helgesen, author of How Women Rise, The Web of Inclusion, and The Female Advantage