When I first embarked on reinventing myself, I didn’t have many stories, insights, and lessons from the journey to reinvention. I often felt alone or like the crazy one that lost his way. However, that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Reinvention is challenging enough on its own, we don’t need to feel alone or like we have lost our way. This blog will help you learn from my experiences and those I have had the opportunity to learn from. This is the blog I wish I would have been able to follow and read when I first embarked on the journey to reinvention.
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Even being one of the greatest on the planet in your field doesn’t mean you’ll pick or succeed in your next job. There’s more to sports than just playing the game. Emotional and mental wellbeing are an important part of success. Just ask Lionel Messi.
A life theme can become your north star in certain periods of your life or for your entire life. This was especially important for me on my journey to reinvention, where the road is not paved for you.
The insights and strategies in Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi are essential to mastering happiness, focus, performance, mastery, and mindfulness. This book helped me successfully make the transition to teacher, coach, and entrepreneur.
This book gave me permission to pursue my own definition of success. Thinking about how we will measure success later in life can change your life today.
Sometimes we get really stuck and start going in circles with little or no progress. Getting unstuck and back on track might be easier than you think.
Reinvention requires we learn new skills in new domains. Often that means taking several steps back in order to leap forward into mastering new skills. It’s easier said than done, because pride, ego, and limiting beliefs can get in our way.
Inspired by my newest role models, I found myself following them too strictly. In the process, I strayed from my core and now I’m pivoting back into alignment with my strengths and interests.
Before my first reinvention, I feared giving up on my career progress, experiences, and education. However, it turns out the fear of not trying scared me even more. “What if” is more painful than “what have I done.”
Going to university was very expensive. Knowing I would have to pay back the huge loans drove and empowered me to pursue any and all learning interests. Sometimes against the advice of university counselors and mentors.
When it comes to email, I designed a system to collect and put problems on hold without solving them. In other areas of life, I address problems right away, by design. Now, I’m looking for other ways I can design for addressing problems right away, rather than saving them for later.