“If you aren’t always reinventing yourself, you are falling behind.”
Life is about reinvention. Changes. Upgrades. And if you aren’t doing this on a regular basis, you really are short-changing yourself.
I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite artists/entrepreneurs today, Jade Simmons.
I always get inspired and fired up when I speak with Jade. In addition to being an amazing and well-regarded concert pianist, she is an entrepreneur, or as she calls it, an emergence specialist. As in, we are all “emerging artists” in our craft.
In our conversation, she talks about the idea that humans aren’t meant to dream small dreams. We aren’t meant to think small…
Yeah, that point requires some deeper thinking.
We all think of ourselves, we all vision ourselves as “smaller than we are.” And it takes a third party to look you in the eye, smack you on the forehead, and tell you what you are truly capable of.
But this isn’t a post about the importance of mentors and coaches to help you see that.
This is an essay about the importance of reinvention.
If you are stagnant, you lose.
If you don’t change, you lose.
If you refuse to innovate, you lose.
If you have no new ideas, you lose.
The people around you want to be inspired. The people around you NEED to be inspired.
It is your responsibility to always reinvent yourself. And per my conversation with Jade, I am not just talking about leaving the grind and finally pursuing your entrepreneurial dream…
…I am also talking about reinventing yourself in your current gig. Even if you work for some large corporation. Or some company company that’s been around for several years.
I am in process of reinventing myself. And how I do things. It won’t be easy. It will be hard. And it will be worth it.
But man oh man, it will be invigorating. It will be inspiring. And it will change things. I will come out of the back end of this process a different person, a better person, with a new perspective on what I do and how I serve.
This particular change will be a big one. And it will be exciting. But reinventing yourself doesn’t have to be a BIG. It can be small.
And while it can be small, it is necessary. It is essential. It is required. Because if you don’t constantly focus on how to make change, to improve, to innovate, to make more interesting, integrating a new philosophy into things…
…you will stagnate.
And that inspires nobody.