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.
While listening to the book, Power Broker by Robert Caro, I discovered that we respond to and grow with our circumstances, environment, friends, colleagues, etc. for better or for worse. The changes are small and subtle, and over time, make an impact.
For many years now, I have been applying the clear lenses of hindsight to my foresight. This shift has allowed me to get the most of almost any situation so that future me looks back and appreciates even a bad experience.
One an apartment tour the other day, I learned a powerful lesson from the leasing agent that helped me upgrade my home to 30,000 square feet of space.
Reflecting on past limiting beliefs, I discovered that sometimes they come back in different forms. They are harder to recognize and just as distracting. Fortunately, giving myself time and space allowed me to see what I couldn’t see before.
Back in 2012, I read Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken, and learned the 4 key design elements of any game. This has changed the way I approach teaching and even my own life design.
In Atomic Habits by James Clear, he mentions the difference between an amateur and a pro. Reflecting on my last few weeks of writing, I realized I lived up to what he defines as pro. I also contribute another distinction between amateur and pro.
Coaching people has taught me clarity is key to goal success, however, google maps taught me how clear I really have to be in order to achieve my goals. In this article I share one of my favorite goal setting metaphors.
Coaching over 3,000 people has taught me significant lesson – motivation isn’t something we need in order to get started. It’s what happens when we get started. But what do we need in order to get started?
While responding to an email I had a breakthrough about my daily writing practice. Every day, by creating space and silence, I drive new discoveries about myself.
In locked down Ireland, I learned that pandemics and restrictions can actually be the drivers of reinvention and innovation for coffee and more.
Today I thought about what I ultimately want out of my annual reading goals. I always focused on quantity of books, but that’s not what I really wanted.
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.