Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond, By Amy Schmidt


You’re Never Too Old and It’s Never Too Late

You’re entering midlife—the “big five-oh” may be looming or may have come and gone. You find yourself standing on the edge of the high dive wishing you could cannonball with fearless exhilaration like you did when you were ten. But you’re frozen. What’s holding you back? Fear of the unknown? Procrastination? Self-doubt? Fear of others judging you? Fear of failing? Amy Schmidt has been there, done that, and still doing some of it.

In Cannonball, Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond, she shares her personal stories, and those of other women, to help arm us with insights and inspiration to cannonball fearlessly into the rest of our lives with the biggest splash possible. Amy is the real deal—disarmingly open, honest, and relatable. She sometimes feels fat. She can be a perfectionist. She can procrastinate and she sometimes forgets to love herself. But as she says, “I am a work in progress,” and most days she feels “absolufrickinlutely” amazing. Amy is the BFF you want climbing each rung of that ladder with you and encouraging you to cannonball into the next best phase of your life.


Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond, By Amy Schmidt
Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond, By Amy Schmidt


Amy Schmidt’s book Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond is a must read for anyone thinking about rebuilding their life at any point, and starting over with confidence, no apologies, and taking the first steps on a new journey. Go ahead… Don’t be afraid to make a big splash!” ~Julie Moran, Former host of Entertainment Tonight, Wide World of Sports, and the  current podcast Empower Midlife

“Amy Schmidt has nailed it. It’s as though she got inside my head (and really every woman’s head) and pulled out all the voices that stop us from trying something new or even giving ourselves a pat on the back. Amy knows these demons and she gives wonderful advice on how to not only face them but blow them out of the water.” ~Laurie Gelman, Award winning author of the series, Class Mom & You’ve been volunteered.

Amy Schmidt is a podcaster, author, public speaker, blogger and founder of the brand,  Fearlessly Facing Fifty™.  She launched her business and brand six months before turning 50. Her mission is to encourage women over forty to push fear aside and find that hidden treasure of confidence, that may have been pushed aside for awhile and not let this time of life allow them to lose their identity. Amy’s weekly podcasts have an audience that continues to grow at record speeds reaching thousands every week. Her interviews arm you with insight and value, leave an imprint on your heart, and inspire you to take action.  Amy uses her personal storytelling and authentic self to empower women to take charge of their life in the middle, at a time when women can begin to feel invisible.  Amy’s podcasts inspire women to step outside their comfort zones, and is as approachable and genuine as what you read in this book.  Amy offers a variety of workshops from Intro to podcasting, to finding your confidence, so you can Cannonball with confidence.  She is the real deal. Amy is married to her college sweetheart and has three children. Her work has been published in Grown and Flown, Scary Mommy, Today Parents, and many others.  You can follow her on social media.  Her instagram handle is: Join her Face Book community: You can subscribe to her website and read her blog and find links to her podcast.    Her podcasts are available on Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud, or simple Google the Fearlessly Facing Fifty Podcast.   Amy loves to connect with her followers and encourages emails to [email protected]


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