One of the greatest mysteries of the human experience is the question of identity. We wander through life looking for the answers to the eternal questions “Who am I and Why am I here?” When I went into the Army as a young man I thought I found the answer, I was meant to be a soldier. My identity became the rank on my collar, the patch on my shoulder and the mission of my unit. For the next eight years the military became my identity, my DNA.
When I left the Army after the Gulf War I floated through the chaos of civilian life, struggling with my service disabilities, and moved from business to business looking to regain the lost sense of mission and the answer to my question of identity. Like the frog in the boiling pot I slowly transitioned from floating to being stuck in what Jeff Spadafora with HalfTime refers to as “smoldering discontentment.” Then by God’s amazing grace I stepped out of my discontentment and into my destiny.
For more than 20 years Bob Buford’s New York Times best selling book “HalfTime” and the HalfTime Institute’s program has helped thousands of senior business and ministry leaders around the world discover their identity and their second half mission.
It was through the Members Program launch training, the support of my cohort and my HalfTime coach that I was able to authentically discover my identity outside the military. The journey helped me connect with the beliefs that would dictate my behavior, discover my strengths, gifts, passions and engage with my “Second Half” mission, VetStarts.
Today Bob and the HalfTime team are partnering with VetStarts to offer “HalfTime for Veterans” which uses a vet-tailored version of their program training materials, methodologies and support systems to help veterans and their families make a transition to civilian life, regardless of when they separated, and begin building new lives and start new careers of success and continued significance.
Are you ready to discover the answers to the question of your identity? The next step is to simply schedule your complimentary, no obligation Half Time for Veterans coaching session. Connect Now!