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"Unleash Your Inner Leader: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself and Pursuing What Makes YOU Happy"


Life is a journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected detours. It's easy to settle into routines and comfort zones, but what if there's more to life than the familiar? What if you can’t escape that pull towards something else. And, what if the key to true happiness lies in the courage to reinvent yourself and pursue your passions, no matter how daunting it may seem? In this post, let’s explore the art of reinvention, the power of embracing change, and how utilizing your own leadership skills can lead yourself to a more fulfilling and inspired life.


The Comfort Trap:

It's human nature to seek comfort and security. We often find solace in routine, familiarity, and the status quo. However, surrendering to the boundaries of what's comfortable can limit our personal growth and hinder the pursuit of happiness. Recognizing when the comfort trap is holding you back and summoning the courage to break free is key to advancing forward.


Embrace Change (aka Embrace The Suck):

The Navy Seals coined the phrase “Embrace The Suck” to convey the lesson that it is important to lean into the suffering and get comfortable being very uncomfortable in order to transform and change. Reinventing yourself begins with embracing change, and change is the catalyst for personal and professional growth. Instead of fearing the unknown, view change as an opportunity to discover new aspects of yourself, your interests, and your capabilities.


Define Your Intentions:

To reinvent yourself successfully, you must first identify what truly inspires and makes you happy. What are your passions, interests, and dreams? What are your personal values and how do they align with what you are doing now, versus what you hope to do going forward? Reflect on the activities that bring you fulfillment. Whether it's a long-lost hobby, a creative pursuit, or a career path modification, defining what holds your interest, brings you joy, and gets you motivated to engage the day is the key to reinvention.


Face Fear Head-On:

Fear often accompanies change, but it's crucial that we identify it, name it, confront it and overcome it. Whether it's the fear of failure, judgment, or the unknown, acknowledge these fears and use them to fuel your efforts and hard work. Remember, growth occurs outside your comfort zone, and you already possess fear’s kryptonite…personal courage!


Lead Yourself with Purpose:

True leadership begins with leading oneself. Utilize your leadership skills to set a clear vision for your reinvention. Establish realistic goals, create a manageable roadmap, and make a personal commitment to the discipline needed to stay on course. Your ability to lead yourself with purpose will pave the way for a more intentional and fulfilling future.


Seek Support:

Your journey towards reinvention will be challenging, so don't go it alone. Seek support from friends, family, mentors, or like-minded individuals who share similar aspirations. Surrounding yourself with a positive and encouraging support network can provide the motivation and guidance needed to stay on course. Celebrate each milestone along the way, and be sure to share those moments with those who contributed to your success.


Embrace Resilience:

Reinvention is rarely without challenges, setbacks, or moments of doubt. Accept the opportunities to learn from failures, adapt to obstacles, and maintain a steadfast determination. Mastering a resilient mindset allows you to bounce back from setbacks and reinforces your commitment to personal growth.


The allure of comfort and conformity is hard to resist, however the real joy life has to offer is in the pursuit of happiness and self-discovery. Don't settle for the familiar; instead, be courageous enough to lead yourself, reinvent yourself, and pursue that which ignites your HAPPY!


(Coach’s Note: As the calendar turned the page from 2023 to 2024, so did this Coach turn the page and begin the next Chapter in my own life! Leaving behind a full-time Executive Leadership position to dedicate more of my time and energy to coaching and developing others. Change – absolutely, Fear – you bet, Resiliency Test – every day! The reinvention journey is in full swing, come join me!)

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