Reinvention. It sounds like a word we use when there’s a problem and you need to fix it. But when it comes to your personal brand and lifestyle, I believe reinvention is crucial.
I am a BIG fan of this reinvention process. It’s been crucial to advancing my career and life.
When I say reinvention, I don’t mean creating an entire new version of yourself. It’s not disregarding the person you’ve always been. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. It’s reconnecting with the person you truly are – and the dreams, goals and values you hold deep in your heart.
So how do you do this? It starts with a little bit of silent brainstorming. Find some quiet time to yourself to think about who you want to be. Visualize it. Picture yourself in your dream life. Now notice the details. What do you look like? What’s your attitude? Who are your friends and how do you spend your free time?
Once your closet is free of the “old you,” then you can start to replace those items with quality pieces that match your vision.
Here are more actionable items for self-reinvention:
One last key to reinvention: get out of your comfort zone. To become the person you visualize, you have to put yourself in new circumstances. You’re going to be awkward and uncomfortable – but that’s how you will grow the most.
Push yourself like that for several months. Then stop. Go to that quiet place again and take inventory. Who are you now? What does the visualization of your “ideal life” look like now? And then start the reinvention process again and again.
For a rare genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis can certainly hit home. Since I started posting CF events on my social media pages, I've been overwhelmed by the stories about how CF impacts your own life.
As I've been sharing stories of Washington D.C. families fighting for a cure for CF, I've been looking for a way to connect back to my hometown crowd too. To have Nicole be willing to share her story with you all means a lot.
Last week, she sent me a message to give you a small insight into her family's day-to-day life.
At 7:00 every evening, we start their vest and breathing treatments again which take approximately 1 hour.
In 2016, our local walk raised over $24K and had over 200 walkers. This year’s walk is Sunday, September 17 at 2:00pm at Mercelina Park (hot water hole area).
If you thought this post was about how my teeth got to be straight for 25 cents... I have bad news. My parents will be the first to tell you my Invisalign in high school cost more than 25 cents.
In Texas, I changed. I became a baker from scratch. No more pre-made cookie dough rolls for me. I got a Kitchen Aid Mixer and the title "Betty Crocker" from my co-workers.
The real reward now is giving whatever I bake away - especially to my co-workers - and seeing their reactions. Like this message from my assignment editor when I brought in dirt pudding Tuesday:
Did you make that Pyrex dish full of evil sorcery by the break room?"
My executive producer in Texas asked me once why I baked for them so much. I told him it's a way to make someone smile... for less than 25 cents.
From my TV high heels, to the baseball cap I wear nearly everywhere else... I'm finding my voice in this blogging world.