No one is immune. One day you will realize you're at, or approaching, the midpoint of your lifespan. For many, the questions about happiness, health, and achievement begin, often leading to unsatisfactory answers. It's a lonely picture, isn't it?

"Midlife, it's supposed to be the time when you have it all," says executive coach, Peter C. Diamond. "It is the time when you have the most to give."

I recently spoke with Diamond on Million Dollar Mindset Radio to discuss the common themes of midlife how to head them off or resolve their negative impact. "It's best to start by bringing awareness to the current circumstances and the truths that exists; to step back and see things for what they are," he said.

In his recent book, Amplify Your Career and Life: 4 Steps to Evaluate, Assess and Move Forward, Diamond refers to these as the 7 W.A.R.N.I.N.G. Signs of Distress.

1. Wavering Self-Confidence

You begin to question what you're doing and why. You have put pressure on yourself to succeed as defined by others, but you've never felt completely satisfied in your career choice. Instead you question the benefit you provide, leaving yourself with a diluted sense of worth.

Tip: Create your own definition of success, one that highlights your value and the contribution you bring to your organization. As an entrepreneur it's a good time to re-evaluate the direction of your business and the role you may have fallen into out of necessity rather than desire.

2. At Sea

You stop advancing, growing, and feeling challenged. You have been a good soldier, performing as expected, thus, allowing others to control your destiny. In doing so, you have not actively managed your career. Do you have the much coveted freedom that you strive for as an entrepreneur?

Tip: Reassess your career goals and entrepreneurial ambitions. This may be the time for reinvention by learning new skills or potentially finding a new opportunity. This is a good time for a business owner to learn how to play the role of an entrepreneur and become a leader instead of a worker bee.

3. Relinquished Control

Scratching and clawing your way to the top can result in losing sight of who you are. Without a good role model you can quickly latch on to how others in status positions behave. You begin to sacrifice yourself in order to fit in and be part of the club.

Tip: Clearly articulate the leader you want to be. What are your beliefs? How do you want to be treated? How do you want to treat others? Get in touch with your values. When you feel stuck go back to these core values and use them for direction.

4. Neglected

You feel as though you are drifting in the swirl of corporate despair, neglected by your team, superiors, investors, or board? You may be struggling to make yourself relevant.

Tip: Get reacquainted with your best assets. List your top five strengths and the key contributions you've made in your position as an executive or founder. People tend to forget or diminish the milestones they've reached , so celebrate your successes as they come along.

5. Idling

You have become emotionally paralyzed and your life feels stuck. It begins when you lose sight of what you want because you're always focused on others. You feel the weight of every personal decision and its impact on those around you. The frustration is mounting, and you feel like you are losing bits and pieces of yourself.

Tip: Determine what you need for yourself to feel fulfilled and energized. Find a physical, creative, or intellectual outlet that's just for you and make the time to do it. Take your vacation time; it will renew you. Avoid checking email first thing in the morning and go for a run instead. When leaders take good care of themselves those around them benefit as well.

6. No Focus

You might experience this if you enthusiastically imagine lots of potential career options and business opportunities but like a kid in a candy store, can't quite decide which one you want. Ultimately, you are overwhelmed with all the choices. While it's encouraging that you see the opportunities, it is frustrating for you and those around you because there is a lot of talk and little action.

Tip: Create a checklist of specific criteria for your career or business. What would you like to do, with whom and why? How would you do it?

7. Growing Discontent

Even if you have a great job or successful business you feel unfilled, and it's wearing you down. You've collected all the trinkets of success, but you lost sight of what really gets you excited. Now you know what you want to be doing, but you haven't yet found the path forward. Something or someone, perhaps your organization, is holding you back.

Tip: Get into the driver's seat of your career or someone else will make the decisions for you. Clearly and succinctly articulate how a change for you would also be a positive change for your company. Identify a champion or mentor who can help support and navigate this change.

No matter your age, don't ignore the warning signs! It's a great time to rediscover your best attributes and leverage them to move forward.