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Transform Your Midlife: Success Strategies for High-Performing Women

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Are you a high-performing woman over 40, striving to balance career, family, and personal fulfillment? 

Do you ever wonder if something's missing despite your achievements? You're not alone. 

Many women navigating midlife, perimenopause, menopause, or post-menopause experience these complex emotions. 

That’s why the Menopause Wonder Show (hosted by Miyako Hazama, Menopause Ki-Energy Expert: Revitalizing Women 40+) is dedicated to you—offering guidance and inspiration to thrive with grace and vitality during this transformative phase.

Today, we spotlight Patty Dominguez, whose story is not just inspiring but a beacon for redefinition. 

A powerhouse in small business entrepreneurship and a celebrated marketing expert, Patty made the audacious decision to leave her lucrative corporate career at its peak. 

This blog explores Patty Dominguez's inspiring journey of self-discovery and alignment with her true passions and values. 

As the host, Miyako Hazama, who similarly left her successful corporate career at its peak after 34 years, brings a unique perspective to this discussion.

Join us as we explore Patty's transformative path from high-profile success to personal fulfillment and learn how redefining success can lead to a richer, more fulfilling life. 

Whether you're considering a significant career change or seeking deeper satisfaction in your current role, Patty’s insights are invaluable for every woman rethinking her definition of success in her prime years.

The Journey of Redefining Success in Midlife

For many high-achieving women, success is traditionally measured by career milestones and outward accolades.

However, feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction often overshadow these accomplishments. 

When Patty Dominguez left her high-ranking corporate job, she did so not because she lacked achievement, but because she sought deeper fulfillment.

Patty's journey resonates with many women who question their career paths, especially as they approach midlife. 

The transition period is often marked by a reassessment of what truly matters, leading to the realization that success can—and should—be defined on one's own terms.

The Turning Point: Recognizing the Need for Change

Patty's pivotal moment came when she realized that despite climbing the corporate ladder, she was profoundly unhappy. 

"I realized that I was not happy, and I needed to do something different. When you get to that point, it's a calling that you have to answer," Patty explains. 

This epiphany expanded her mind and made it impossible to return to her previous mindset. 

This realization—that what she was doing did not align with her true self—was the catalyst for her transformation.

Breaking Free from Corporate Expectations

Leaving a stable, high-paying job is daunting, especially when societal norms equate career success with security and status. 

Patty's choice to break free from these expectations required immense courage. She faced opposition from colleagues and family, who questioned her decision. 

Yet, she remained steadfast, knowing that true fulfillment lay outside the confines of her corporate role. 

"Embracing change and pursuing our passions is essential, especially during midlife and beyond. It's about nurturing our personal energy and potential," says Miyako, echoing the sentiments that many women feel.

Taking the Leap: Leaving Corporate Life

Taking the leap from corporate life to entrepreneurship is fraught with uncertainty. 

Patty's journey involved giving up stock options and career advancement to embrace the unknown.

However, this leap of faith opened doors to growth, learning, and a sense of freedom that her corporate job could not provide.

Facing Opposition and Doubt

Patty faced skepticism and doubt from her professional and personal circles. 

Despite this, she found strength in her solitude and conviction. 

Her story underscores the importance of resilience and perseverance when pursuing a path that others may not understand or support.

The Importance of Clarity in Decision-Making

Clear, intentional decision-making is crucial when navigating significant life changes. 

For Patty, the expanded awareness brought by her epiphany provided the clarity needed to pursue a different path. 

Once aware of her potential for greater happiness and impact, returning to her previous life was no longer an option.

Tuning into Personal Happiness

Patty's journey involved a deep introspection to identify what truly brought her joy. 

She tuned into her passions and values, aligning her career with these insights. This alignment is essential for anyone seeking a genuinely fulfilling career, especially during the transformative phase of midlife.

Redefining High Performance in Midlife

High performance in midlife goes beyond traditional metrics of success. 

Patty admits, "I equated being a high-performance woman with taking a lot of action, with doing a lot of work, with working the hardest. But it won’t work anymore for us.

It involves balancing achievement with personal fulfillment and well-being. 

Patty's story illustrates the need to redefine high performance to include self-care, personal growth, and alignment with one's true passions. 

"It's about redefining high performance for women. It's about respecting individual energy patterns, and it's about having a holistic approach to success and fulfillment," Patty emphasizes.

The Ripple Effect of Personal Transformation

The impact of personal transformation extends beyond the individual. 

By embracing her true passions, Patty positively influenced her relationships and her roles as a mother, partner, and sister. 

The ripple effect of her change underscores the interconnectedness of our personal and professional lives.

Challenging the Status Quo

Patty's story highlights the importance of challenging complacency. 

Her decision to leave a secure job despite societal expectations emphasizes the need to refuse mediocrity and actively pursue a fulfilling life. 

Recognizing patterns of complacency in others served as a mirror, showing her what she did not want for herself.

The Danger of "Killing Time"

The concept of "killing time" is a dangerous mindset, especially when considering the finite nature of our lives. 

Patty's commitment to making the most of every moment reflects a respect for time's value. 

Her decision to pursue a path aligned with her passions was driven by a desire to honor her limited time on Earth.

The Importance of a Supportive Community

Building a supportive community of like-minded individuals is crucial when navigating major life changes. 

Surrounding oneself with mentors and peers who share similar goals and values can provide the encouragement needed to persevere through challenging times. 

"Investing in personal development and seeking support from coaches and mentors is crucial to navigating the challenges of midlife and entrepreneurship," Patty shares, highlighting the value of a strong support network.

Embracing Entrepreneurship

The challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship provide a unique avenue for personal and professional growth. 

Patty's 11-year journey as an entrepreneur has taught her valuable lessons and offered opportunities that her corporate job could not. 

"The freedom that comes with entrepreneurship is invaluable, and it allows us to fulfill our potential in ways we couldn't have imagined," Patty shares.

The Power of Personal Development

Investing in personal development is essential for anyone seeking to transform their career and life. 

Patty's commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement has been a cornerstone of her success, providing the tools and mindset needed to navigate life's challenges and opportunities.

Honoring Individual Rhythms and Preferences

Understanding and honoring one's personal rhythms and preferences is crucial for sustainable success. 

Patty's acknowledgment of her non-morning person disposition and her creation of a morning routine that suits her needs exemplify the importance of aligning personal practices with individual preferences.

The Impact of Menopause on Energy Levels

Many professional women over 40 encounter the challenges of perimenopause and menopause. 

Patty openly shares her personal struggles with early menopause, which inspired her to recommend Miyako's expertise to other women facing similar challenges. 

Patty's experiences led her to believe in the transformative power of Miyako’s ki-energy techniques, specifically tailored to revitalize the lives of women navigating this pivotal stage.

Miyako highlights the often-overlooked impact of subconscious energy conflicts on our health and well-being, especially during midlife and menopause. She emphasizes, "Effective breathing techniques and holistic approaches can significantly improve our ability to handle these challenges, enhancing overall well-being."

The Importance of Self-Care and Energy Management for High Performers

Self-care is a critical component of high performance, especially during midlife. Prioritizing personal well-being through practices like meditation, journaling, and affirmations helps maintain energy and focus. 

Managing personal energy cycles is key to optimizing productivity and maintaining balance. 

Patty's dedication to her self-care routine underscores its role in her overall success and happiness.

Redefining Success in Your Prime Years

As women enter their prime years, redefining success becomes essential. Shifting focus from constant doing to being and finding joy in daily activities is crucial. 

Patty's journey demonstrates that true success is about living authentically and fulfilling one's personal vision.

The Concept of Conscious Capitalism

Patty's advocacy for conscious capitalism emphasizes the importance of ethical business practices and creating positive impact through entrepreneurship. 

Supporting and amplifying the messages of ethical small businesses contributes to economic growth and community well-being.

The Role of Small Businesses in Economic Growth

Small businesses are vital to economic growth and community development. By supporting local enterprises and valuing their contributions, we can foster a thriving economic ecosystem.

Patty's work in helping small business owners amplify their messages highlights the significance of this support.

Amplifying Your Message as a Business Owner

Effective marketing and communication are crucial for small business success. 

Business owners must be able to convey their value and solutions to their target audience. 

Patty's expertise in this area underscores the importance of clear, impactful messaging.

The Ripple Effect of Helping Others

Helping others achieve their goals creates a ripple effect that extends beyond individual success. 

By supporting and empowering others, we contribute to broader positive change in our communities and society.

Asking Better Questions for Better Outcomes

The quality of our questions determines the quality of our outcomes. 

Asking positive, forward-thinking questions can unlock potential and guide us towards better solutions and opportunities.

Living in Possibility vs. Consequence

Embracing an abundance mindset involves living in possibility rather than consequence. 

This perspective shift empowers us to overcome limiting beliefs and pursue our dreams with confidence and optimism.

Nurturing Hidden Passions

Recognizing and developing latent talents and passions is crucial for personal fulfillment. 

Taking small steps towards big dreams can lead to significant, life-changing outcomes.

The Power of Visualization

Visualization is a powerful tool for achieving success. Imagining future accomplishments and using mental imagery to overcome obstacles can propel us towards our goals.

Embracing New Challenges

Stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing new challenges fosters growth and resilience. 

Learning new skills in midlife allows us to stay relevant and engaged in our pursuits.

Balancing Personal and Professional Growth

Integrating self-care with business development creates a sustainable work-life harmony. 

Balancing personal and professional growth ensures long-term success and fulfillment.

Embracing Change as a Constant

Adapting to new market conditions and staying relevant in a changing landscape is crucial for sustained success. 

Embracing change as a constant allows us to navigate uncertainty with confidence.

Setting New Goals in Midlife

Reevaluating priorities and setting new goals in midlife ensures continued growth and fulfillment. 

Creating a vision for the next chapter of life empowers us to pursue our passions with purpose.

Midlife is a time of rich potential for high-performing women. 

By redefining success, embracing personal growth, and honoring our true selves, we can navigate this transformative phase with grace and vitality. 

Patty Dominguez' journey serves as a powerful reminder that it's never too late to pursue our dreams and create a life that truly fulfills us.

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Connect with Patty Dominguez

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➡️ YouTube

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About Miyako Hazama

Miyako Hazama is a Menopause Ki-Energy Expert based in Japan, dedicated to revitalizing high-performing women over 40 globally.

Drawing from over three decades in corporate settings and direct mentorship under a Japanese Ki master, Miyako has refined these ancient techniques to suit the busy lives of modern women pursuing careers, family, and self-growth.

Her "Energenic Life Design" method uniquely combines specialized breathing techniques and holistic practices with this tailored ancient wisdom, creating a powerful approach to rejuvenation.

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