When interacting with partners, sponsors, customers, members, and The Back Forty community in general, there is one question that gets asked over and over. What does “back forty” mean? Usually by that point, whoever I’m speaking with knows that our company, The Back Forty, is about making your second half of life your best half … More What is the Surprising Meaning of the Odd Phrase “Back Forty”?
Today I have found and compiled the 25 best life hacks for mid-life! Enjoy!
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Conscious Leadership causes Conscious Teams. Conscious Teams empower Conscious Leadership. Together they provide the makings for … More The Makings of a Conscious Team
Today I have a quick favor to ask. If you’ve been getting any value out of our blog, we would love your input! The Back Forty is currently seeking to build the services and support most wanted and needed by The Back Forty community. In order to do that, we would love to hear from … More Quick Survey, Raffle & Free Gifts!
“The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” -Hunter S. Thompson Going to the edge is not how we’re wired. Our internal, anti-vertigo systems tells us to stay back. Especially in The Back Forty, our tendency … More Tips for Embracing Edginess
This week I want to share the following quote with you. Let’s jump right in and I’ll meet you (as always) on the other side: There are many quotes, concepts, and ideas based on this general idea. Believe in yourself! Love yourself! Trust yourself! And all of these concepts boil down to the same idea; … More Do You Have the Bravery to Commit to Your Own Unique Greatness?
We all talk about working smarter not harder. Working smart is working consciously. Working consciously moves us closer to building a Conscious Organization. Working smart increases velocity, produces synergy, and creates exponential growth. It allows us to move through our day with more focus, awareness, and purpose. Here are some ideas for working smart. Try … More Work Smart. Work Consciously.
“If you want to be happy, be.” -Leo Tolstoy If we wanted, we could just keep-it-simple-stupid (KISS) the quote above and that would be that. But sometimes the simplest of truths call forth our complication-making machinery. We entertain this reason or that, compelling “evidence” that it’s just not possible. The more legitimate the reason, the … More 3 Opportunities to KISS Happy
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to thinking of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for my husband (or even the perfect things to do on Valentine’s Day), it often feels impossible. First, there is the question of if I even want to attempt to brave the crazy world of reservations and official … More DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas That Will Make You Feel the Love
When I answer emails while on a conference call while having lunch, I get more done in less time, right? Wrong. As soon as I move attention from the conference call to the email, I will miss something important. Or I will hear my name following a question – and I will have missed the … More That Multitasking Gotta Stop