Innovative Steps for Putting Success in Motion
There has never been a better time to surrender to and take back the moment. There is so much noise in the world right now, it is often hard to hear yourself. So take the self-leadership challenge to change that.
Challenge yourself to reconnect with your innermost thoughts and ideas. One way to do so is to let go of how you previously defined success prior to 2020. This opens the door to redefining it in a way that works for you and echoes and aligns with your values and your life now. Release the way you thought it would, or should, or could be and instead take ownership of what is possible. This is the perfect time to “un-mute” yourself.
Investing your energy differently will produce renewed results. Magnificent changes occur when you are present in the creation and curation of what you want. If you envision yourself as the creator of the success you desire, the journey to that point shifts, and with it you empower yourself to make bold choices that support the legacy and the life you most want. Change is at the crossroads of decision-making and doing.
Own the disruption.
Life changed, something did not go according to plan, and you are bruised from the impact. The good news is that plans change and become new plans. They are supposed to be adjustable so that they can be flexed as needed and refined along the way.
Change involves mess. Stop looking backwards and instead take back today. Embrace the reset and pivot toward other opportunities that may not have otherwise been there before.
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Ideation drives positive energy by building upon those aspects of your imagination and your innermost thoughts that you find most intriguing, yet are perhaps less explored. Often, these are the thoughts you have not acted upon, but wish you did.
Ideating creates and breeds action. It stimulates your mind and propels you forward. It fosters creativity and curiosity, and positions you as a life-long learner.
Draw a picture of whatever you are ideating about. Set it to words or to music. Make ideation, and the vision that it induces, become your go-to place for creativity, inspiration, and renewed purpose.
Think about that vision when you go to sleep at night. Visit it again when you awaken. What you imagine, you can become. The ripple effect of balancing and living the good and the bad is that your sense of purpose shifts. Sense of purpose is meant to change and develop over and over in the course of one’s life, yet it takes mindfulness to recalibrate.
A redefined purpose may emerge after feeling stuck or limited in the circumstances of life, yet it builds and rebuilds from the foundation up. Think of a child with a box of LEGOs. They spill 1000 pieces out onto the floor and begin to build. Then their kid brother knocks it down. The next day, the child rebuilds a different structure.
It is the same in life. You are continually under construction, and sometimes when life in-the-moment intersects your purpose, it permits you to rebuild in a renewed and refreshed way.
Ask YOU about YOU.
Get on your own to-do list. Life is a series of meetings. You meet via Zoom with your boss, your employees, your vendors, and your clients at work. At home, you meet with your significant other for dinner. You meet in the park with your kids, at the doctor’s office for an appointment, with your friends for a socially-distanced lunch. Think about it: Who is missing from your meeting list?
The single longest relationship that you will ever have is with yourself, and yet it is the most forgotten. Make it a habit to plan and execute monthly meetings with yourself to check in on successes, to readjust expectations, to define what is next, and to access aligning with yourself in the moment. Do a recheck rather than a recycle of goals and plans.
Study your smile. What makes you smile? More than likely, you are in tune with what makes you sad, yet do you know what inspires your happiness?
Make a list of things that make you smile. Dig deep in putting this list together. Now circle three entries on your list that you can maximize more of daily. Knowing where your happy triggers are allows you to do more that naturally makes you feel good about life.
Repeat this process weekly and adjust as needed. Make sure to calendar your happy triggers into your daily life.
As a transitional life strategist and reinvention expert, Randi Levin supports founders, emerging entrepreneurs, and women in various life transitions in redefining success and legacy as power tools for change.
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Transitional Life Strategist & Reinvention Expert
Randi Levin Coaching
Recalibration is now chic and so in-the-moment! As a transitional life strategist and reinvention expert, I support female founders, entrepreneurs, and women in various stages of what's next, in redefining and driving success, self-leadership, and legacy. Building upon over 15+ years in Corporate America, my tenure as a stay-at-home mom, and my own successful reinvent 7 years ago as an entrepreneur and sought after strategist, it is my joy to support clients and audiences in... Continue Reading
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