Reading: #184: How to Connect to What You Really Want (Michael Clinton)

#184: How to Connect to What You Really Want (Michael Clinton)

November 11 2022

“What is it that brings you fulfillment and satisfaction, outside of work and family commitments?” That’s the question Michael Clinton asks his readers in order to help jump-start their reinvention. After over 40 years in magazine publishing, including roles the publisher of GQ and president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, Clinton felt that his life was missing “something”. He started to examine the possibility of a dynamic second half of life and decided to take action. For the last 25 years, Clinton has been running marathons all over the world, climbing mountains, flying planes; he has become a photographer and a philanthropist. His reinvention led him to back to school at 60 and inspired him to write a new book,  “ROAR: Into Your Life (Before It’s Too Late)”. Clinton interviews 40 people from all walks of life about  how and why they chose self-reinvention–and the tools they used to get there. In this conversation with CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour, he shares the tools to overcome the two biggest challenges most people face when trying to reinvent, a practice for connecting to what you really want, and the one word in the English language we desperately need to get rid of.

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hael Clinton is a best-selling author, new longevity expert, thought leader, and keynote speaker on the changing face of what it means to live longer. He is also a writer-at-large for Esquire, and regular columnist for Men’s Health. A former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, he now serves as the special media advisor to the Hearst Corporation’s CEO.

He is also a photographer, has traveled through 124 countries, has run marathons on 7 continents, has started a nonprofit foundation, is a private pilot, is a part owner of a vineyard in Argentina, holds two master’s degrees, and still has a long list of life experiences that he plans to tackle.

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