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The Art of Reinventing Yourself

Change is good. Change leads to reinvention. 

Reinvention is the action of looking at where you are now in your life - and deciding to take a different path. It could be in your relationships or professional life.

Artists and musicians are in a perpetual state of reinvention. It's how they stay relevant with the changing audience. Clint Eastwood is a great example of reinvention. Eastwood was a successful actor, whose career started to wane.

From 1997 until 2004 Eastwood's movies were disappointments. Instead of giving up he returned as a skilled director, where his talents since are iconic. Today, baby boomers know Clint Eastwood as an actor. Millenials know him as a director. That's reinvention.

Bruce Springsteen reinvents himself with every new album and tour. One year he's playing whimsy folk rock and the next stadium tours with new music. This year he's back on the road reintroducing new audiences to an album created in the '80's. Springsteen is fearless and more prolific now than he was thirty years ago.

Bernie Sanders, 73, is another prime example of reinvention. Here is a Vermont Senator that has reintroduced himself to a whole new youth culture. He is a leading progressive voice on issues such as pot legalization, climate change, LGBT rights, and campaign finance reform. Sanders is also outspoken on civil rights and civil liberties.

You get it - The list goes on - let's not even mention the reinvention of Donald Trump.

It's only human nature that adults eventually hit the wall. And when it happens it can decimate us. If you let it. No one has to be a megawatt superstar to reinvent themselves. You just need to have the desire to do it. 

If people were as passionate about themselves as they are when ordering a double cheeseburger animal style from In-N-Out - there's no telling what they could achieve.

Reinvention renews your core strength. For most it can be scary. Take the baby steps needed for you to get there. Ask for help. People love giving advice as long as it doesn't cost them anything. Be aware. You get what you pay for.

Become your own superstar in your own real life movie. It will be more exciting than anything showing on IMAX. Even Star Wars.  

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