Three Ways to Reinvent Yourself
What brought you here?
Most of us get to points in our lives when we are forced to reflect on our circumstances. It could be a failed relationship, death of a loved one, a failing business, a health scare. Life has a way of sending us messages. As difficult as some experiences are, they keep us paying attention.
Adrienne - A Personal Experience That Changed My Life
Most recently for me, it was Bob’s health scare. We received the message very loudly and clearly that we needed to reinvent ourselves and create a plan B.
My Dad died suddenly at age 58, just as he was starting to contemplate retirement, and was literally here one day and gone the next. I vowed at age 31, with two young kids and two more to come who would never know their grandfather, that retirement was not an option.
Bob - A Personal Experience That Changed My Perspective
For me, it was living through the business challenges of 2008. Our recruitment business dried up overnight. We had expensive office space, and payroll with very little revenue. We were forced to downsize. It was a painful experience that caused me to wake up in cold sweats and be physically sick to my stomach every morning for months.
These Experiences Were Foundations for Change
Although both these experiences were difficult, they have made the decision to reinvent ourselves by starting an online business a whole lot easier. Here are three steps we took to reinvent ourselves that can work for you too.
Ask Yourself ...
1) Are you willing to do whatever it takes to change your life?
We are all where we are today as a result of decisions we have made. The decisions that got us here won’t get us to where we want to go. Take time to reflect on your past decisions. Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently, what would you do the same? Write this down, somehow things seem clearer on paper then they do swirling around our heads.
2) Take Baby steps today to create a better tomorrow?
Make Your 24 Hours Count!
All of us have the same 24 hours in a day, the same hours as Jeff Bezos, Oprah, Elon Musk. It’s how we chose to use these 24 hours that makes the difference between one person’s life and others.
The Choices You Make Today is Your Biography Tomorrow
Maybe instead of sleeping in you get up a couple hours earlier to journal, reflect, read a book, go to the gym. Instead of watching TV, listen to a motivational video that leads to a more positive mindset. Remember, the choices you make today is your biography tomorrow.
3) Find a mentor to help shine light on potential blind spots
We all have blind spots. Mentors come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Mentors can be people we know, strangers we meet, insights we gain from reading biographies. Surround yourself with positive people who have already reinvented themselves and had the courage to change.
When the student is ready the teacher appears
It’s about having the willingness to listen and get out of our comfort zones to make decisions that lead us to a better place. Eventually you have to take a leap of faith, trusting the net will appear. It always does.
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We look forward to meeting you soon.
Adrienne and Bob