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THE MIDLIFE TRIBE BLOG

Comparing Yourself to Others is Pointless

Comparing Yourself to Others is Pointless We do a lot of stupid things when we're young, mostly because we're ignorant, we're impulsive and our brains aren't yet fully developed. Eventually, though, we tend to grow out of them. Sadly, the habit of comparing ourselves to others, plus its evil twin, FOMO (‘fear of missing out'), isn't one of them. […]

Worried about your job? Start Freelancing.

Worried about your job? Start Freelancing. “There are no certainties in life except death and taxes.”  These words, penned in 1789 by Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, was actually inspired by a statement from Daniel Defoe's “The Political History of the Devil”, yet it remains truer today than ever before. We live in a […]

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Side Hustle

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Side Hustle I remember the day my income suddenly halved. The company I worked for was struggling financially, and the big red ‘CUT COSTS!!' button was smashed through the wall. I was like a deer caught in headlights. Should I go left or go right, or just close […]

Midlife Crisis or Chance to Reinvent Yourself?

A Midlife Crisis or a Chance to Reinvent Yourself? A couple of years ago, I sat on the toilet at 2:00 am, Googling the hell out of a problem – I was depressed and I couldn't figure out why. That evening marked the official beginning of my midlife crisis, and thereafter, the quest for reinvention – leading ultimately to […]

How to Connect with your Kids for Life

How to Connect with your Kids for Life | Most of us would die for our kids. Literally. Faced with an “It's your daughter or it's you” scenario, we'd all say, “Take me!” Likewise, few of us would think twice about killing anyone who attacked, abused or mortally threatened our kids. We're hardwired for that. For me, nothing […]

One Thing to Feel Happier Starting Tomorrow

One Thing to Feel Happier Starting Tomorrow | There's no magic pill to feeling happy, but there's one thing you can do tomorrow that will make a difference. Happiness is the ultimate end game; it's what we all want. Except for those people who aren't happy unless they have something to be miserable about. But […]

I no Longer Feel Like a Fraud

I no Longer Feel Like a Fraud | And How I Overcame Imposter Syndrome They say wisdom comes with age. What they don't tell you is when… I remember how great it felt to turn 40. My days of being the youngest in the room were over and for the first time in my life, I felt like […]

The Lost of Art of Real Conversation

The Lost of Art of Real Conversation | I am no longer capable of small talk. If I’m greeting one of the dads at my son’s school or a new colleague at work, I can’t just say, “Nice day, isn't it?” and leave it at that. If a person comes to my door trying to sell electricity […]

Why you Shouldn't Give a Damn

Why You Shouldn't Give a Damn | My grandmother on my mum's side didn't give a damn about anyone – least of all her baby grandson. She hated me from the day I was born because I looked like my father, a German immigrant. Matter of fact, she didn't just hate me; she completely ignored me. My mum often made […]

Why is Happiness so Hard to Find?

Why is Happiness so Hard to Find? | Thirty years ago, I learned some important lessons from a famous motivational speaker. I remember him dressed in his double-breasted suit and Wall Street red power tie, as he delivered his carefully scripted sermon with apocalyptic fervour. “My friends!! No matter how successful you are or how much money you make, some […]

When the Kids Leave Home

When the Kids Leave Home | Karin's back with a look at life as a single mother, feeding her family of fussy eaters, plus a wistful look at the day when her house falls silent. Will she cry “Freedom!”, or will she turn into a lonely old lady with a weak bladder, left to wander the […]

Three Steps to a Meaningful Life – Today

Three Steps to a Meaningful Life – Today | If one thing characterised my mid-40's, it's this question, “Why am I doing this?” Sooner or later, we all arrive at this question, and many of us struggle with the answer. I remember exactly how it felt at its most acute. My job sucked the life […]