A new year, new week, new month or even a new day brings with it an opportunity for us to move from where we are (sometimes down and out, and lying flat on our backs) to become a better – more beautiful, more successful and more fulfilled version of ourselves. Achieving a higher version of ourselves doesn’t lie in us being able to reinvent the world, but in us being able to reinvent ourselves.
The whole essence of reinventing yourself is to improve yourself. Reinventing yourself moves you from where you are today to where you want to be.
John Rampton wrote an article on Entrepreneur.com on the 15 steps he took to successfully reinvent himself after losing everything. You know how horrifying it can get when life happens and it completely turns your life upside down. I’m sharing John’s experience with you in the hopes that you too you can pick yourself up and make something awesome out of your life.
If you’re in a situation where you have to reinvent yourself, here are 15 ways that can guide you through this transformative journey.
1. Do you really want to change?
There are times in our lives when we’re forced to reinvent ourselves. I’ve found that if you don’t want to change, you never will.
2. Wake up early.
Once I started waking up earlier I discovered that I had more time to do activities that would make me a better person — both professionally and personally.
3. Prioritize your tasks.
That means that you need to prioritize your goals and tasks by creating to-do-lists and time management tools so that you get the most out of reinventing yourself.
4. Attach yourself to the right people.
You can also connect with people who can change you for the better.
Whether if it’s reading or attending a workshop or webinar, find ways to enhance your knowledge. It will make you a more well-rounded individual and help you grow both personally and professionally.
6. Find a mentor .
“Someone has to show you how to move and breathe,” writes James Altucher. Learn it their way and then do it your way.
7. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Try new things, experiment with fun projects. Do what you enjoy and this will help you figure it out while hopefully making some money in the process.
8. Be honest with yourself –and others.
Learn to be honest with yourself and face some of those fears.
9. Don’t justify your decision.
There’s a reason why you made the decision reinvent yourself and if you have facts and passion to back that up, their opinion shouldn’t prevent you from going forward. And, ultimately, they’re going to have to respect that.
10. Get out of your comfort zone.
Breaking out your comfort zone forces you to have new experiences, meet new people, and learn something new.
11. Manage your finances.
Reinventing yourself won’t always be free. For example, if you want to change careers, you may have to take workshops or college courses. Because of that, it’s important that you create a budget and stick to it so that you have the funds to complete your transformation.
12. Follow the 24-hour rule.
If you meet someone at a networking event, for example, you should follow-up with them within 24 hours to stay fresh in their minds and begin building a strong relationship.
13. Make new lists every day.
Instead of devoting your energy on areas that you’re not passionate about, you can dedicate that energy to achieving a goal that is attainable and desirable.
14. Take one step at a time.
Reinvention is a process that could take years. Don’t overwhelm yourself by getting consumed on the big picture. Take it one step at a time.
15. Accept failure.
You’re going to fail a lot while attempting . Reinvention takes hard work and patience.
Along the way you have to accept that you’re going to fail. Embrace it. Learn from it. And keep moving forward. Because you can do this!
#BeAwesome #BeBeautiful #BeSuccessful #BeFulfilled!
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