What If There’s More?

Traci Barrett

Have you gone through all the predetermined mile-markers toward success and now wonder, what is next?
Has the climb toward the top of the ladder left you restless, depleted, and wondering if there is more out there for you?

As a founding member of the team that launched HGTV: Home & Garden Television, media executive Traci Schubert Barrett had enjoyed the exciting ride of taking a promising idea and turning it into a billion-dollar media empire. But nearly two decades later, success was no longer the beacon it once was. What if success was no longer enough? What if there was more?

Traci took a risk, walked away from the comfort of corporate life, and embarked on a soul-searching journey—one that answered her questions, validated her instincts, and changed her life forever. Traci presents a framework for answering those pressing questions that we face mid-career as we look to the future and wonder, What If There’s More? She shares her own lessons learned and offers a pathway for making peace with your past, renewing your perspective, and confidently crossing into a fulfilling and legacy-leaving future. A practical and refreshing antidote to the never-ending quest for success, What If There’s More? isan indispensable guide for stepping off the hamster wheel of “doing all” and “being all” to live the life you want.

If you are thinking about a career change, life change, or just want to fall back in love with who you are and what you do, then this is the book for you.

Discover how to create a roadmap for your future based on who you are today and a new definition of success – a significant and meaningful life. What If There’s More? will show you:

  • How to redefine success on your terms
  • Make peace with your past and push past self-limiting beliefs
  • Define your unique talents, passions, and values
  • See your life from a 360° view
  • Articulate a clear and compelling vision for your future
  • Decide the best next steps to get there

Transformative and inspiring, this book is your key to creating a strategic roadmap for the second half of your life!
The life you want!

Press & Praise

Sarah Trahern, CEO, Country Music Association

Traci puts a voice to what so many successful leaders have secretly wondered: What if I stepped off the treadmill? Will I be happier? What is next? Or, to borrow from the Reba hit, Is there life out there? Her thoughtful insights provide a framework to think proactively about transition.

Burton Jablin, Co-founder of HGTV and former COO of Scripps Networks

If you're thinking about what comes next in your career and your life, you'll benefit from Traci's insights and recommendations in this practical guide for navigating your future and finding more meaning. Traci knows what it's like to have a successful career but to feel that something is missing, because she's been there. For nearly thirty years as a friend and as a colleague at HGTV, I've benefited from Traci's advice and guidance, and now others can too.

Nancy Lyons, author of Work Like a Boss and CEO of Clockwork

This book is like a mentor in your pocket. But not just any mentor. Traci presents a practical framework for moving forward when you're feeling stuck. It's not full of platitudes and empty advice. Instead, it's packed with helpful tools and ways of thinking that guide you toward setting an actionable vision for a future you actually want. It's about ensuring you're intentional about where you're going, instead of just letting it happen to you. Every leader needs this book.

Traci Schubert Barrett is the president and founder of Navigate the Journey, a business consulting firm helping organizations and leaders maximize their potential. With over thirty years of corporate business experience, Traci was a founding team member for the national cable television network HGTV. She is a sought-after speaker, strategist, coach, and leadership expert with her MA in professional psychology. Traci lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and their two daughters.

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