Create A Passionate Life Call 2/18/16

Are you seeking support for your challenges in love and work? Are you wanting more passion in your life, more connection to your life purpose? Would you benefit from some live feedback and mini-coaching sessions?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you are ready for the “Create A Passionate Life!” Call!

Each Thursday at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST, I host a complimentary call where you can interact LIVE with me and receive support for your challenges or simply have your thoughts on having a passionate life heard.

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If you can’t make the calls live, you are welcome to email me your most burning questions though this website “Contact” page or post them on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/passiondoctor (or Click Here). If you want more anonymity in asking questions, let me know and I will only share your first name or initials during the call.

The calls WILL be recorded and posted as appropriate through my Passion & Purpose Podcast, so there is no excuse not to participate.

Enjoy the recording of the 2/18/16 call above and please give me feedback for improving the format and the calls.

Warmly,

Dr. Adam Sheck

P.S., Calls will also be available on iTunes as well through the Passion & Purpose Podcast

Finding Meaning In The Second Half Of Life

meaningafterfiftyThe focus of my professional life is to support others in creating more passion and purpose in their lives.  It is important to explore with my clients what this means to them. At the same time, for me to hold that space for them to explore, discover and uncover, it is also important for me to know what my passion and purpose is and what life means to me, personally.

AND, meaning, passion and purpose  change, grow and evolve over our lives.

As of the time of writing this article, I’ve been on the planet for almost six decades.  Although most of the time I still feel like I’m twenty-five, I also must admit that I’m “over the hump” and most likely have less time left than I’ve already lived.

To be honest, [Read more…]

Create A Passionate Life Call 2/11/16

Are you seeking support for your challenges in love and work? Are you wanting more passion in your life, more connection to your life purpose? Would you benefit from some live feedback and mini-coaching sessions?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you are ready for the “Create A Passionate Life!” Call!

Each Thursday at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST, I host a complimentary call where you can interact LIVE with me and receive support for your challenges or simply have your thoughts on having a passionate life heard.

createapassionatelifeflyer

If you can’t make the calls live, you are welcome to email me your most burning questions though this website “Contact” page or post them on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/passiondoctor (or Click Here). If you want more anonymity in asking questions, let me know and I will only share your first name or initials during the call.

The calls WILL be recorded and posted as appropriate through my Passion & Purpose Podcast, so there is no excuse not to participate.

Enjoy the recording of the 2/11/16 call above and please give me feedback for improving the format and the calls.

Warmly,

Dr. Adam Sheck

P.S., Calls will also be available on iTunes as well through the Passion & Purpose Podcast

Do You Own Your Mission?

Do You Own Your Mission?

I was recently interviewed about being a mission specialist and supporting people in living their life purpose, their mission.Here are some excerpts:

What exactly IS a mission specialist?

It’s a term that I appropriated from NASA’s space program, which is only fitting, as I was an engineer before I became a psychologist and psychotherapist. I’ve always been interested in connecting people with their passion. I have specialized for years in helping couples bring passion back in their relationships. And while I still love working with couples and continue to do so, now in the second half of my life, the concept of a ‘mission’ and finding a life purpose has been calling to me. If I look at my work as a psychologist over the decades, ultimately it has been about connecting people to their real passion; their purpose. [Read more…]

It’s Hard To Get Back In Shape – EVERY Time! Part 2

gettinginshapeGetting In Shape Is HARD In Midlife – Part 2

Getting and staying in shape is a challenge for anyone and certainly for those of us in the second half of life.  I’m a little embarrassed to say that I wrote Part 1 of this almost a year ago, about my own personal experiences of getting in shape. It’s here at: It’s Hard To Get In Shape – EVERY Time!

In this Part 2, I focus on some of the blocks/concerns to getting back in shape in midlife.

Here are some of the “hot spot” issues after forty:

1. You’ve become more sedentary: Most likely we’re not as active as [Read more…]

Purpose Will Add Years To Your Life!

purposePurpose Will Add Years To Your Life!

There are many factors involved in longevity and quality of life and we all have our own intuition about what combination of genetics, environment and perhaps even good luck is involved. Being trained as an engineer as well as a clinical psychologist, I wanted to take a look at the research as my current clinical focus is on life purpose and mission. Here is what I discovered regarding longevity and purpose.

In an ongoing study by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, researchers asked thousands of retirement-age women and men to rate their sense of purpose in life. Those with the highest sense of purpose were half as likely [Read more…]

Honoring The Passion Of Steve Jobs

Steve Job's PassionHonoring The Passion Of Steve Jobs

Did I ever meet Steve Jobs?  Not in person.  Yet he had a profound impact on my life, as he did on so many.  And his death touched me, impacted me, saddened me. On this anniversary of his death, I’m honoring that impact by sharing my thoughts.

He was a PASSIONATE man!  Probably not a perfect man, yet who is?  He lived his vision.  He was true to himself.  He didn’t compromise.  He didn’t settle.  He pushed himself and those around him to live full out, to live their greatness.

Everyone knows how he dropped out of school and started Apple in his garage.  How he was thrown out of his own company, replaced by a soft drink manager.  How he picked himself up, continued to live his vision, got his company back, and then brought it out of near bankruptcy to become (at least now) the largest company in the world.  He created, innovated, had a family and children and had interesting taste in clothes.

I remember as an undergraduate at MIT [Read more…]

5 Myths That Keep Men Stuck Part 5: Men Intimidated By Powerful Partners

5 Myths That Keep Men Stuck Part 5: Men Intimidated By Powerful Partners

Powerful PartnerWelcome to Part 5, the final post of my five part series on the five “myths” or beliefs or perceptions about men that keep us stuck in our relationships and in our lives. They are stereotypes that keep us disempowered and prevent us from fully expressing who we are in the world.

You may review the series, beginning with Part 1 by Clicking Here. 

In no particular order, the “Five Male Myths” are:
1. Men don’t like to communicate or share their feelings 2. Men are afraid of commitment
3. Men’s top priorities are power, success and money.
4. Men are only attracted to looks and are only interested sex.
5. Men don’t want to be with or are intimidated by powerful/smart/successful partners.

Now let’s move on to the final myth.

MYTH #5: Men don’t want to be with or are intimidated by powerful/smart/successful partners.

This myth seems to cater to the idea of the fragile male ego. We can’t tolerate the “competition” of a partner who is too smart, too successful, too powerful. The myth is that we want someone that [Read more…]

5 Myths That Keep Men Stuck Part 4: Men Interested In Only One Thing!

5 Myths That Keep Men Stuck Part 4: Men Interested In Only One Thing!

only one thingWelcome to Part 4 of my five part series on the five “myths” or beliefs or perceptions about men that keep us stuck in our relationships and in our lives. They are stereotypes that keep us disempowered and prevent us from fully expressing who we are in the world.

You may review the series, beginning with Part 1 by Clicking Here. 

In no particular order, the “Five Male Myths” are:
1. Men don’t like to communicate or share their feelings 2. Men are afraid of commitment
3. Men’s top priorities are power, success and money.
4. Men are only attracted to looks and are only interested sex.
5. Men don’t want to be with or are intimidated by powerful/smart/successful partners.

Now let’s move on to the next myth.

MYTH #4: Men are only attracted to looks and are only in interested sex.

From an evolutionary psychology perspective, men are certainly interested in looks and sex. Physiologically speaking, [Read more…]

5 Myths That Keep Men Stuck Part 3: Money and Power

5 Myths That Keep Men Stuck Part 3: Money and Power

money mythWelcome to Part 3 of my five part series on the five “myths” or beliefs or perceptions about men that keep us stuck in our relationships and in our lives. They are stereotypes that keep us disempowered and prevent us from fully expressing who we are in the world.

You may review the series, beginning with Part 1 by Clicking Here. 

In no particular order, the “Five Male Myths” are:
1. Men don’t like to communicate or share their feelings.
2. Men are afraid of commitment
3. Men’s top priorities are power, success and money.
4. Men are only attracted to looks and are only interested sex.
5. Men don’t want to be with or are intimidated by powerful/smart/successful partners.

Now let’s move on to the next myth.

MYTH #3: Men’s top priorities are power, success, and money.

This is a fairly pervasive belief system, that the top priority for a man is to have power, success and money! This is supported from a biological perspective, [Read more…]