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The 6 Steps You Should Take to Reinvent Yourself



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Maybe you or someone you know was financially impacted as a result of being labeled a non-essential worker. According to a recent edition of Fortune magazine, over 42.6 million Americans filed for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, many people may not have jobs to return to once the pandemic ends. 

While I did not lose my job, my salary was drastically cut and I was faced with an uncertain future. Would my salary be restored after the pandemic? If another pandemic were to hit in the near future, how would I insure myself against ending up in this position again or losing my job the next time around? I realized that the concept of job security was an anachronism and decided that it was time to take matters into my own hands and reinvent myself as a Business Development Coach.

Since the shelter in-place, I have had many of my articles published in nationally-syndicated magazines, self-published my first book and launched my first virtual, live course where I successfully marketed and sold my digital content. It is important to note that none of these accomplishments were on my list of goals prior to the shelter in-place. 

Below are the 6 steps I used to successfully reinvent myself:

1. Uncover Your Authentic Self

Reinventing yourself is not about creating a new you. It is quite the opposite. In a nutshell, reinventing yourself is really all about uncovering your authentic self and allowing it to come to the forefront of your life. Your authentic self is the real you; the person that’s always been waiting in the shadows desperately wanting to be free. 

You must be careful not to confuse your job title or job duties with your authentic identity. I used daily prayer and journaling to shave off the layers of false identities and reconnect with the person on the inside that I used to know and love. 

Be prepared for a bumpy ride, as some parts of this process are cathartic. Many times I found myself needing a Kleenex (or two). I wish that I could give you an exact time-table for this process; it takes as long as it takes. Eventually you’ll come out on the other side and be just fine. To everybody else, it’ll look like you reinvented yourself but you’ll know the truth of the matter.

“I feel like I have a job to do, like I constantly have to reinvent myself. The more I up the ante for myself, the better it is in the long run.” – Kevin Hart

2. Find Your Authentic Voice

Next, it’s time for you to shed all of the other voices. By other voices I mean those thoughts wanting expression that don’t align with your authentic self. These voices could’ve come from your parents, a sibling, close friends, or even a television show for crying out loud! 

Journaling is a powerful and effective tool for this step in the process. The objective here is to determine what you’re passionate about. In other words, what message do you strongly desire to share with the world? This is a very important step as it will be your basis of value for monetization in your new life.

3. Build a Bridge

Now that you’ve determined your authentic voice, how do you bridge the gap between your old life and the new one you desire? For this, you’ll need a system or vehicle that is designed to help you monetize your unique message. 

Without this step, you’ll still be stuck in your same old rut. Except now it’ll be worse because you’ve uncovered your real self and have no false identities to delude yourself with as you pass the time at work. You’ll quickly come to realize that your old vehicle (your job) doesn’t allow for your authentic self to adequately monetize your unique message and support your desired lifestyle. 

You can either create your own system or invest in a proven method. Go with whatever suits you best. For me, I decided to invest in a few online courses that provided me with new skill sets which I quickly used to monetize my message.     

4. Take Action

Your new lifestyle is not going to build itself. You need to consistently take the necessary steps to make it happen. Even though you will be lacking in some knowledge, it is vital that you take consistent actions toward the accomplishment of your goal. This is as simple as taking two actions everyday that will lead you to attain your dream. You don’t need to know everything, but you do need to take action every single day in order to manifest your goals.

5. Be Patient and Flexible in Your Approach

Be patient; Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your new life. The decision to reinvent yourself may land you into a totally new industry. You may be starting this new journey in your fifties (like me) and be faced with learning new technologies. At times the whole thing can seem overwhelming. This is where patience comes in. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. Therefore, you will make mistakes along the journey. There’s no way around it; that’s a part of being human. 

Remember to pay close attention to the feedback you’re getting in the form of your results. Be flexible. If you’re not getting the results you desire, don’t give up on your dreams. Just change your approach until you get the results you’re looking for.

“Your power to choose your direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change your future, and to powerfully influence the rest of creation.” – Stephen Covey

6. Have Faith

Faith is essential for you to not give up along the way. Life can have a way of knocking even the strongest of us on our backsides. During these times, our resolve to do the necessary work may be greatly diminished. Develop a daily habit of praying. Nurture the belief that there is a God who created you with a purpose. It will help you find strength from beyond yourself when you don’t have it within you to keep going.  

No matter how dark things may seem, there is light for your authentic self on the other side.  

Have you thought about reinventing yourself recently? If so, share your story with us below! We’d love to hear it.

Michael “Diamond Mike” Dillard is a Business Development Coach, Author, and 6-time internationally ranked Top 1% Diamond Electrical Consultant. He is also the Founder of the Honolulu-based training firm, iOn Reliability Training & Consulting. Connect with Mike on Instagram @ionreliabilitytraining or friend him on Facebook.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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