Blackjack Wade’s Midlife

Blackjack Wade’s Midlife

An objective view of the stresses and strains of midlife from a common sense perspective. I explore the challenges of this unanticipated phase of life, ask logical questions, and hopefully provide a perspective to help others feel less alone and confused. Listenership feedback is welcomed and together we come up with ways to address all the challenges associated with family, friends, work, and society…all the things.


November 16, 2023 40 mins

Some MAJOR reflection and clarity following the heart-breaking realization of the previous episode “Dream Another Dream”.  It took me a while to get back behind the microphone…struggle bus!  But now, with renewed energy comes renewed focus.  Hat tip to Bryan Ward @ Thanks Bryan…power on!

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More interesting and confusing obstacles over the past few weeks!  And I have to come clean about a lifelong dream that is no more…and the PLAN moving forward.

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October 3, 2023 41 mins

We jump back into the ever-evolving subject of the financial strains we all deal with.  Life is increasingly more and more expensive.  I explain some recent indicators I’ve seen  and what could be next.

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September 19, 2023 44 mins

Back to some practical action items I have learned “along the way” during this self-discovery phase of life.  I share some very helpful ways to kickstart/restart your positive vibe and KEEP it throughout the day.  Enjoy!

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September 12, 2023 46 mins

I was so excited to record this episode…I “left it all on the field” as they say.  One of my main goals in life is to pass down as much as I can to future generations.  In this episode, I discuss how I plan to do so and what I have learned along the way…wow, it’s a lot!

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August 30, 2023 38 mins

Sharing some insight into how our communication with one another has changed and some thoughts on how to stay connected with those who are special to us.

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August 22, 2023 38 mins

This process of personal growth is getting more interesting by the day.  I am learning and discovering at a fevered pace!  In this episode, I share and summarize some teachings of others as well as some very interesting discoveries of my own.

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August 9, 2023 39 mins

This entire podcast journey is starting to become clear.  It’s a story of having to go through several things to get to where you are supposed to be.  In this episode, I explain how our path has lead us to this point.  And let’s get excited about that’s next!

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August 1, 2023 38 mins

Here we go…one week after recommitting to daily affirmations, it’s already obvious that they are just the starting place.  More commitment to daily habits to improve our lives…let’s discuss!

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July 27, 2023 45 mins

It’s time!  The next opportunity is upon us and there’s no time to waste.  Join me as I discuss the cal-alt-del of my life and what’s next!

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July 18, 2023 38 mins

Gut check episode…recap the latest struggles and what I have rediscovered to be VERY helpful!  Enjoy and send feedback to

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June 27, 2023 40 mins

This episode stems from some powerful feedback from friends and guests in last week’s golf event…had to be shared!

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June 14, 2023 42 mins

Let’s talk about how our expectations for the lifecycle of a business needs to change to be successful in the years ahead.  There are a massive number of opportunities out there waiting to be discovered and developed…but what will success look like?

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June 6, 2023 35 mins

This is not the warning about AI most people are talking about…but you need to hear this one even more urgently!

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May 30, 2023 32 mins

Here’s a part of our culture we DON’T question whine it comes to trying your hardest and trying to come out on top…this is what it should be!

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May 23, 2023 39 mins

A couple of life experiences this week are leading me to new goals…goals I hadn’t thought about before.  I want to help more people!  Here’s why….

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May 16, 2023 32 mins

In this episode, I look back at how I handled the pandemic…what I observed and what I learned about people.  

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May 9, 2023 39 mins

When I published “Why I Worry” (one of my first episodes), I detailed how I am concerned about all big picture things that will eventually impact ALL OF US.  This week is the perfect example of what I mean.  I’ve said before that my content is not time stamped…well, this one is…for obvious reasons.

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May 2, 2023 36 mins

This subject has been on the list since the beginning.  A recent encounter brought is top of mind.

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April 25, 2023 40 mins

In this episode, I explore the combination of factors I’ve found that add up to a very  concerning scenario on the horizon that appears unavoidable.  But, also, what we can do to prepare for riding it out…and what options we should be examining.

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