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Ruthie Gray on Chasing Your Dreams in the Second Half of Life

  1. Ruthie Gray on Chasing Your Dreams in the Second Half of Life Kent Sanders 52:05

I have listeners from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and all ages and stages of life. However, if I had to pick one category of listener that probably represents the largest chunk of my audience, it’s writers in the 40-60-year-old age range.

We all know that profound changes can happen during this phase of life, the biggest of which is that your kids leave home and you become what’s known as an “empty nester.”

When the kids are no longer at home, everything about your family life changes. I’m going through this to some degree right now since my son, Ash, is 19. He’s been out of high school a year and still lives at home, but will probably be Moving out in the not-too-distant future.

If this phase of life describes you, or if it describes someone you’re close to, you’ll relate very much to our guest today. Her name is Ruthie Gray and she’s been a guest here on the podcast before, talking about Instagram marketing.

However, Ruthie recently released a new book called Empty Next Awakening: Weaving the Threads of Your Passions into Purpose. The book is really wonderful and is a real gift to anyone in this stage of life, men or women.

Ruthie Gray is a wife, grandmother, empty nester, and marketing coach for Christian female entrepreneurs, specializing in Instagram and newsletter strategy. Her hobbies include Florida beach walks, RV-ing with her hubby, and voraciously reading historical fiction.

She is also the founder of the Authentic Online Marketing School and Insider Mentorship, and podcasts at Authentic Online Marketing. She’s getting ready to launch her Authentic Online Marketing School, which can learn more about when you visit

In this conversation, Ruthie and I talk about the challenges of the Empty Nest phase of life, why you can still have a business even if you have a ministry, her book writing and publishing process, and much more. If you’re considering writing a book, I think you’ll be very encouraged by Ruthie’s writing experience.

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Kent Sanders is the founder of Inkwell Ghostwriting, which helps leaders grow their business through books and other content. He is also the author and co-author of numerous books, including 18 Words to Live By: A Father’s Wisdom on What Matters Most and co-author of The Faith of Elvis: A Story Only a Brother Can Tell with Billy Stanley, Elvis Presley’s stepbrother.

In addition to writing books for himself and his clients, Kent loves to help other writers. He is the host of the Daily Writer podcast and the founder of the Daily Writer Club, a membership community that helps writers build a business with their skills.

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