Welcome to The Reinvention Exchange!
Thoughts for a New You
Reinventing your life is a Journey. It starts with a dose of creativity, some courage, and a sense of direction. Whether it's career, spiritual, health or hobbies, you can Reinvent any piece of your life without completely disrupting the other pieces and people in your life.
There are quiet reinventions and major reinventions, so no matter what your path, find your passion, spread your wings and make it happen.
Your life is calling! Happy Reinventing.
Daryn K’s Story – Create What You Seek – an Encore Career
Daryn Kagan is a big believer in “creating what you seek” and is living her dream “encore career” after leaving CNN. She likes to share her story and the fact that CNN didn’t renew her contract. Rather than ask “why?” it gave her a chance to ask herself if she really wanted to continue in the traditional news business and same career path.
Seeking inspiration in her next chapter, Daryn created a digital home on the internet where great and inspired stories could live. She’s the creator and host of the award-winning http://www.DarynKagan.com, a media company specializing in inspirational and motivational news content with a daily Web cast of stories that Daryn says, “Show the world what is possible” one story at a time. Read more
WHAT’S YOUR “TOP 5” LIST? IT’S TIME TO TAKE A RISK!
Yes! The long Memorial Weekend brings the promise of down time, the beginning of summer and a little time to contemplate what we’d do for one extra day if we had time on our hands. I love it! Don’t you?
What are you going to do with your time? Take an extra walk, a guitar lesson, clean out the garage, a Zumba class, cook an extra meal, work on your website, and figure out how to use your social media better? Play with the kids, go out with your friends? Paint a picture, take a bike ride, watch a game, play a game? The possibilities are endless.
Just pick one small thing and watch a big change in yourself. Allow yourself to realize the value of what you’re doing by adding something new to your life and every day routine. Cherish the feeling you have for feeling accomplished. Pat yourself on the back for getting out of your comfort zone and going beyond just “thinking about it.” Take that risks and the payoff will be tremendously rewarding.
I picked up a racquet and played tennis with my son for the first time in four months. I took an extra Zumba class at my sister-in-law’s studios, LA Dancefit – the funnest place on earth! I cooked a fun meal with my husband with new recipes and ingredients. Rode my bike with my family…to have breakfast…but nevertheless, we rode instead of driving. Just a few extra things that added to my existing schedule, workout and kitchen routines – I kicked them up a notch and I not only give myself credit for all these things but I had the most wonderful weekend.
Tell us – what are you going to do? Summer’s around the corner so there’s plenty of time. Don’t let those 24/7 work days control your life. Let your passions control it and take a risk!
Some advice from me and TheReinventionExchange.com
- Be open minded
- Don’t be afraid
- Step out of your comfort zone
- Dig deep – explore what’s missing that you’ve wanted to do, see, change
- Make a crazy good list – no one will see it but you – so don’t hold back
- Look for excitement and embrace change
- Acknowledge all the reasons it felt good
Exhale, Lean Back, Recharge…Then You Can Do Anything!
EXHALE…ah, now again, EXHALE!
Areas of Your Life to Evaluate
Family – spouse/partner, kids, parents, siblings, extended family, Self, Spiritual, Health & Fitness, Emotional, Creativity, Interests, Hobbies, Passions, Friendships, Financial, Friends, Work, Career, Down time, Vacations, Dreams… Read more