In locked down Ireland, I learned that pandemics and restrictions can actually be the drivers of reinvention and innovation for coffee and more.
While speaking with one of my UPenn students today, I discovered what it means to assume a new identity and how that transforms the way we think and learn.
When I launched my first reinvention, I identified the skills I believed would help me succeed the most and invested in learning them. Today, I find myself needing new skills for my next reinvention.
I hate breaking a great morning routine that took me years to develop. However, last 14 months I’ve done nothing but reinvent my daily routines and rituals. Here’s what I learned.
Reflecting on 15 years of reinvention, I discovered that specific moments of my life required certain teachers. Here I share how I find them, learn from them, and who I’m learning from in the current chapter of my life.
Today, I realized that one thing I said in 2008 is what made all of my reinventions possible. Without it, I would not have made it very far along this crazy journey. Reinvention may not start with this, but it is made possible by it.
Fixed mindsets aren’t always that obvious. Recently, I enrolled in a new course and struggled to make progress. After some reflection, I discovered I was getting in my own way of learning.
Good habits were always a nice-to-have for me. Then I realized they could lay the groundwork for exponential growth if I set them with greater intention and desired outcomes.
My speaking journey started with shaking knees, sweaty palms, and a dry throat. Thanks to a kind mentor, I learned one of the most important lessons about speaking in my career.
For 20 years I have been chasing the perfect morning routine. Then I realized that I shouldn’t be working for my morning routine. Instead my morning routine should be working for me.