“There is no greater way to Reinvent yourself but through discovery.” - Kathi Sharpe-Ross
Recently, I’ve heard from lots of friends and colleagues who aren’t where they want to be in life. I’m glad to have the chance to help give them strength and perspective, and to remind them of who they are. I am having a lot of conversations that enable me to share a little of my wisdom and compassion, holding a mirror up to them to provide them with the strength to know who they are and dig deep to remember what they’re about - their values, their purpose, and how to get back on the right track.
Can you relate to either side of that conversation? It makes you question your own soul searching, even if you’re already in your “happy place” and you’re helping out a friend or colleague.
Shhhh be still, listen, really listen – who are you, no really? Are you the best version of yourself? Are you self-aware? Are you simply living the image that others want you to be or an illusion of who you could be?
And how do we know if we’ve ever arrived at who we really are? We evolve, grow, learn, stretch, and explore so many angles of ourselves, and with each twist and turn, a new nugget appears – an epiphany that allows us to dig a little deeper. This process can be so fun, but are you stopping long enough to even recognize it? Are you capable of seeing what’s right in front of you - to harness that energy and do something profound with it?
Yes, it’s risky and requires getting out of your comfort zone. You will find yourself confronting fears with no affirmation of what the end result will be, being led down uncertain paths. Of course it can be frightening. Curiosity and exploring change creates adventure and for some… that means fear.
What if it’s the wrong move? What if we make a mistake? What if we don’t get the results we were seeking or outcomes we hoped for?
It’s not for nothing! Are we not learning and growing through trial and error our whole lives? If we don’t dare greatly, we’ll never succeed greatly!
What could possibly go so wrong that we don’t come out better, wiser, and stronger on the other side? There’s always a gem of hope that pulls us through to the next level that then sets us on our next journey.
Be an adventurer and go for it with real intention. As I often say in business, if you “test” a marketing or business concept and don’t approach it with full intention, you’ll never achieve the same level of success because the force and focus to create success will not be the same and therefore, the desired outcome will never occur at the same level.
So get out there! Stumble, trip, fall, explore, make mistakes and get up…
Travel those roads and you will learn. You will have fun discovering more about yourself than you even thought possible. Reach your true self, explore your potential, nurture your best version of yourself … there is no greater way to Reinvent yourself but through discovery.
"I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It's because of them I’m doing it myself."–Albert Einstein
I’m excited for you to share with me the small and big discoveries you have as you go on this journey – just try something and really note the impact it has in your life and feeding your soul.