There’s change in the air.
More than ever, people are being called to stop living superficially, to let go of a life of “shoulds,” and to create authentic purpose-driven days full of happiness, wealth, and spirit. Everyday and everywhere, women are reinventing themselves. It’s almost as if it’s impossible to stop this amazing flow!
And of course, there are many who might know this truth – but they hold back because they don’t believe it’s possible for them. (If this is you, then read on!)
I’ve been through two major reinventions in my life.
First, when I left the old paradigm of post-college 9-5 cubicle life and became a carefree, creative, touring successful musician. (A process with lots of bumps in the road, I assure you!) And second, when I shifted the music career paradigm into an on-line model – and added my own women’s retreats, coaching programs and started mentoring people to Uplevel their Lives.
And I’m telling you from personal experience, Reinvention is not only possible – it’s imperative to your happiness!
Reinventions are not just external. They often require huge paradigm shifts. In fact, true reinvention happens on the inside more than on the outside. (It just that by the time people start to notice you’ve reinvented yourself, they can only see the external changes!)
But it doesn’t have to be dramatic or painful. In fact, my friends, it’s quite a hoot! You’ll thank yourself for it, I promise!
So, from Christine’s “Been-There-Done-That” files, here are five tips for How to Reinvent Yourself.
1 – Use the Unstoppable Power of Intention
Usually, reinvention starts when someone looks around at her life and says, “Wow. This is NOT working. I am SO not happy.” (That’s what happened in both of my situations!)
The next step after that?
I LOVE and LIVE BY the power of intention. It’s why the Uplevel Your Life Mastery Program begins with intention – and uses intention throughout the transformation process. Intention starts the ball rolling.
Ask yourself: What do I want to create more of in my life? Who do I want to BE? Use these answers to begin crafting an intention.
2 – Don’t Wait for the HOW
Don’t worry about HOW it’s all going to happen. This will only stop you in your tracks. When we try to make the HOW happen, we aren’t allowing the Universe (and our soul!) do its work. We’re so busy opening up the oven to see how things are going, that nothing really gets cooking!
The true lesson of reinventing yourself is trust. You have to trust the power of your intention, and the power of this process. It’s easier said than done, but it never stops being the ultimate lesson!
3 – Slow Down to Speed Up
After you set your intention, there might be a slow down period. That’s because you have to let go of some of the old in order for the new to arrive.
During this time period, most of the people in your life will think you’ve lost your mind. 🙂
When I began transforming my music career into an on-line model that included coaching and mentoring women, I had a MAJOR slow down period when I said NO to the good so I could say YES to the Great.
When I began this transition, I experienced one whole year of questions from my musician and songwriting friends: “Ohmigod, what’s going on? You’re NEVER on the road anymore!” They were downright worried for me.
I had to clear out the old. I had to slow down to speed up. The “slow down” period is why so few people want to reinvent themselves. It can be very uncomfortable to keep your focus on your intention, while everyone wants you to justify your choices.
(Trust me on one thing, okay? When things pick up again, everyone will want to know your secret! It will suddenly seem like you did it effortlessly!)
4 – Take Action
Slowing down to speed up doesn’t mean you sit back and watch television. You must take action. You might feel, at first, like you’re stumbling and fumbling – but a steady movement forward helps the process.
People who believe it’s ALL about positive thinking are forgetting that human beings are meant to take action and use their bodies, too. Our bodies are a huge part of our powerful creative system! Use yours and take action!
5 – Get Support!
There aren’t a lot of places in the mainstream world to find encouragement and wisdom when it comes to reinventing yourself. So, you need to seek out support! Coaches, mentors, books, audios – they are all terrific resources!
Don’t try to do this on your own, okay?
In fact, here’s a video I made that speaks about this very deep level of transformation! Click the link below to watch it – and then join me for a free coaching call!