"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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