“Whether we were aware and forewarned and had time to prepare and plan, or we were completely blindsided and caught off guard, now is the time to embrace the change.” When and how you choose to REINVENT YOURSELF can make all the difference in how you live out the rest of your life. REINVENT YOURSELF – Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life by executive coach, Dr. Shirley Davis gives you a formula to do just that.
When life surprises you with a layoff, pink slip, merger, acquisition, divorce, break up, retirement, or some other life changing event, what should you do first? If you’re not sure what would your first step should be then REINVENT YOURSELF can help you navigate through this stage of uncertainty. Now is time and this is the opportunity to start over, to reprioritize your goals and live the life you’ve always dreamed of. In other words, you have to rebrand yourself. You are the product and you’re getting ready to relaunch your brand. The best way to do this is to “recognize, develop and embrace your gift…which is part of your purpose and destiny.”
This book is straight-forward and easy to read. Dr. Davis draws from her human resource background, as well as personal obstacles, challenges and successes to encourage you to stay the course. You have to sacrifice, delay instant gratification and stay focused on the bigger picture. This is to remind us that “you can’t reinvent your career if you first don’t REINVENT YOURSELF.”
Dr. Davis’ mantra is simple…”prepare, practice and perseverance.” It provides “100 strategies and principles that enable you to REINVENT YOURSELF, become the architect of your destiny and achieve success in every area of your life….[and take your] personal life, career, relationships and finances to the next level.” A workbook is also available, as well as corresponding online exercises to help you identify areas for development and capitalize on your strengths.
THOUGHTS for your SOUL:
- “It’s better to be prepared and never have an opportunity than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”
- “Many people die at the age of 30 but they don’t get buried until they’re 80; and that’s because so many people go through life without meaning. They’re empty, they have a void, and they’re searching for significance and a clear vision for their lives.“
- “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
Attitudes and negative mindsets have to be faced and dealt with and in time they will be replaced with the joy of accomplishments ringing in your ears. So, stop listening to those people who can find 1000 reasons why you can’t do something and not give you the one thing you need the most – their support. Shut down those other voices in your head and listen to your heart because those negative voices will not fit with the new direction you’re heading in.
“Start today making a different choice that will propel you forward and not hold you back.” Ask yourself “What are you willing to give up in order to achieve it?” Is there ever a “right” time to step out on faith and “have true success and true fulfillment that flows through every area of your life?” Choose now to live your dream instead of working hard to help somebody else fulfill their dream. Fear and faith cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Sometimes you just have to “jump first and grow your wings on the way down!”
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates REINVENT YOURSELF as MELODICALLY MEANINGFUL (151-300 pgs)…just the right mixture of content and pages.
Disclaimer: Let’s BOND over BOOKS received this book for free from the author for an unbiased review. Permission granted by the author.