8 Why’s To Have People Development as Priority 1

What if development of people became our organizational raison d’être? “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”   ― Friedrich Nietzsche What is the purpose of business? Milton Friedman, a Nobel-prize winning economist, wrote that the purpose of business is maximizing profit for the shareholders. Peter F. Drucker said that … More 8 Why’s To Have People Development as Priority 1

What is the Surprising Meaning of the Odd Phrase “Back Forty”?

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”?

How to Stop Yourself from Preventing Your Success

Today I am bringing you another quote. Have you ever heard the little voice in your head saying, “you can’t do that”? Maybe you think, “it’s too late for me to change careers” or “that’s just the way things are”. Well, my quote today is here to tell you that those mindsets are simply incorrect. … More How to Stop Yourself from Preventing Your Success

Busy Body

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” – Thomas Edison True, inspiring and motivational thoughts from one of the … More Busy Body

Reclaim Your Playful, Passionate, & Purposeful Future

  So many people think that they don’t have control over their future once they find themselves in the midst of midlife. We want to change all of that. The Back Forty teaches that: “The only way you will ever be able to create your own radical future of play, passion, and purpose is by … More Reclaim Your Playful, Passionate, & Purposeful Future

6 Ways to Fail Your Midlife Experience

Everyone’s midlife experience is different, but regardless of the path you are following, here are 6 ways to absolutely fail at midlife! Believe that your life is already decided and you can’t change the way things are: Your second half of life isn’t set in stone. Thinking that you “are who you are” isn’t only a defeatest … More 6 Ways to Fail Your Midlife Experience