There are tons of challenges when you’re a midlife entrepreneur.
Being a midlife entrepreneur or business owner isn’t for the faint of heart.
Being a woman 50+ isn’t either!
And when you put these two things together, you have a recipe for a variety of amazing things:
- Challenges and
All the things!
That’s why I created a new podcast for women entrepreneurs (50+) who are entrepreneurs and business owners…to talk about it!
There’s so much going on at this specific intersection of life.
It’s so interesting that on the one hand, being an entrepreneur or business owner in midlife can be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of your life; and on the other hand, the experience can also be one of the most challenging and seemingly out-of-control times in your life where you’re stretched pretty thin!
It’s almost counter-intuitive.
You would think that it with all of your life experience and flexibility now that your family is older, you would have all of time you need to accommodate the demands of being a successful entrepreneur.
But that’s when midlife can absolutely get in the way.
Because…it’s also a time when your aging parents or young adult children may need you, menopause and lack of sleep may drag you down and your work/life balance may be right out the window. And that’s just the beginning.
Don’t forget ageism.
And the way you might be thinking about aging…the thoughts you’re aware of…and the ones you’re NOT aware.
It’s super common for midlife women to already think that putting themselves first feels indulgent.
It’s an uphill battle right out of the gate, entrepreneur or not.
The bottom line is that keeping your priorities straight in your life and your business can be challenging.
Let alone finding the time or the clarity to dream about what you REALLY want in your next chapter.
(insert laugh track here)
All in all? It’s a lot to handle.
You Want Certainty But It’s Elusive.
When you’re a woman who’s over 50, it can sometimes seem like there are land mines everywhere, just waiting to trip you up, get in your way and make life more difficult.
If you’re like so many amazing women in the middle…you crave certainty.
You think it’s the gold standard.
But the reality is that nothing is certain.
Even though you believe certainty is possible, at least in some areas of your life (and more than you probably think!).
Unfortunately, that belief just sets you up for disappointment and feeling bad about yourself.
As a midlife woman over 50, the responsibility of owning your own business can make things even more complex.
There are so many reasons why you may have made the decision to become an entrepreneur.
I bet wanting to have more control over your time was one of the reasons.
I remember when I was sitting at my desk in my last J.O.B. way back in 2012 or so really getting clarity on how lack of flexibility at my job was causing most of the stress related to it.
The commute, the hours, having to get time approved, etc. are all reasons that contribute to feeling lack of control.
Are you with me?
And that’s all when you work for someone else!
Wow, I definitely remember how much I craved more control and flexibility.
But when you own your own business, there’s often way less wiggle room than when working for someone else when midlife challenges get in the way of you running your life and business the way you really want to.
And one of the biggest problems?
You may feel alone.
There’s a lot going on. That’s why we need to open this conversation up.
We need to talk about it more!
New Podcast for Midlife Entrepreneurs: Women in the Middle® Entrepreneurs
There’s a new podcast in town!
The Real Women in the Middle Entrepreneurs is a podcast where these important conversations about the intersection of being a midlife entrepreneur who’s also a woman 50 plus can happen.
The Real Women in the Middle® Entrepreneurs Podcast is launching Winter 2024!
WE’RE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PODCAST GUESTS!
Are you a 50+ woman who’s a successful, 6 figure+ entrepreneur or business owner but feels stuck or challenged somehow by midlife and the common issues that happen in this time of life?
Dealing with these midlife issues and sometimes feeling stuck as a result is quite common. Things like these can get in the way of your life and business:
* Empty Nest Related Issues with Young Adult Kids
* Thoughts about Aging
* Caring for & Worrying About Elderly Parents
* Work / Life Balance
* Being Out of Alignment with Priorities
* Feeling Trapped
* Lack of Self-Care
* Being Single Again
* Making Decisions Alone
* Fear of Change
This Real Women in the Middle Entrepreneurs show is a little different from the current, popular WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE® PODCAST. On this new show, we’ll be focusing more on what life is really like “in the middle” when you’re actively dealing with the challenges and maybe feeling stuck or overwhelmed, rather than being on the other side of the “stuckness” and reflecting back.
The entrepreneurial focus is another way that this show will be slightly different and be able to help more amazing midlife women!
Think you might be a good fit?
Get more information and apply now!
Go to www.midlifeinterviews.com.
Hope to see you in my Zoom square for an interview sometime soon!
Suzy Rosenstein, MA is a master certified life coach and host of the popular podcast for midlife women, Women in the Middle, with over 1.3 million downloads. Having wasted five years being stuck herself, she knows how frustrating and painful it can be. She uses her upbeat approach with the serious topic of aging to help you get clear about what you want, get unstuck and live your best life. Girlfriend, there’s more fun to be had! Start now with her free guide about how to reimagine midlife: https://suzyrosenstein.com/10questions/
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2024