Here’s a description of the five years:
Year One: you’re flailing and reading everything and just starting to DO.
Year Two: you know who you need to talk to and network with. You’re Doing every day.
Year Four: you’re making a good living
Year Five: you’re making wealth
Sometimes I get frustrated in years 1-4. I say, “why isn’t it happening yet?” That’s okay. Just keep going. Or stop and pick a new field. It doesn’t matter. Eventually you’re dead and then it’s hard to reinvent yourself.
“What about just doing what you love?” There will be many days when you don’t love what you are doing. The entire idea of improvement is there will be many unpleasant days you will fail and be miserable
Today. If you want to paint, then buy a canvas and paints today, start buying 500 books one at a time, and start painting. If you want to write do these three things:
By year three you’ve put in 5,000-7,000 hours. That’s good enough to be in the top 200-300 in the world in anything. The top 200 in almost any field makes a living. By year 5 you will make wealth if u r truly improving 1% a day
Whatever area you feel like reading 500 books about. Go to the bookstore and find it. If you get bored three months later go back to the bookstore. Or study your instagram and see what you love taking pictures of? Or...
Many reinventions make your life a book of stories instead of a textbook.
Some people want the story of their life to be a textbook. For better or worse, mine is a book of stories.
Make interesting choices and you will have an interesting biography.
Repeat all of the steps above, and then in year five you will make wealth. We have no idea how. Don’t stress to find the end of the road when you are still at the very first step.
How many years of your life did you promise your family? Ten years? Your whole life? Then wait until the next life. Choose freedom over family. Freedom over preconceptions. . Freedom over people-pleasing. Then you will be pleased.
That’s fine. Learn HIS way. Then do it YOUR way. With respect
Then after you work 16 hours a day, seven days a week being a janitor, use your spare time to reinvent.
Someone who is reinventing ALWAYS has spare time. Reinvention is collecting little bits and pieces of time
That’s not a reinvention. That’s a specific job. If you like “outer space” there are many careers. Richard Branson wanted to be an astronaut and started Virgin Galactic.
Read this post again in a year.
Read this post again in two or three years when you are broke and jobless and nobody likes you.
Start from the top.
See above about "spouse"
Albert Einstein was on the outside looking in. Nobody in the establishment would even hire him.
Everyone feels like a fraud at some point. The highest form of creativity is born out of skepticism.
Reinvention will boost every healthy chemical in your body: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin. Don’t use health as an excuse.
Eat better. Exercise. These are key steps to reinvention and are natural antidepressants.
Stop litigating and never think about him again. Half the problem was you, not him
Perfect. Read a lot of books in jail.
Make your weaknesses your strengths. Introverts listen better, focus better, and have ways of being more endearing.
If you plan on being alive in five years then you might as well start today.
Make concentric circles. You’re at the middle.
The next circle is friends and family.
The next circle is online communities.
The circle after that is meetups and coffees, conferences and thought leaders, mentors, customers,
Combine them and you’ll be the best in the world at the combination.
Start teaching on YouTube. Start with an audience of one and see if it builds up.
Once you have enough knowledge (after 100-200 books), write down 10 ideas for 20 different potential mentors.
None of them will respond. Write down 10 more ideas for 20 new mentors. Repeat every week.
Then keep practicing coming up with ideas. The idea muscle atrophies. You have to build it up.
It’s hard for me to touch my toes if I haven’t been doing it every day. Don't expect to come up with good ideas on day one.
It will work. Just wait. Keep reinventing every day.
Don’t try and find the end of the road. You can’t see it in the fog.
Sleep 8-9 hours a day and never gossip.
Spend 10 minutes a day practicing gratitude. Don’t suppress the fear. Notice the anger.
Gratitude is the bridge between your world and the parallel universe where all creative ideas live.
Find new people to be around.
Someone who is reinventing herself will constantly find people to try and bring her down.
Biologically, the brain wants you to be safe and reinvention is a risk. So it will throw people in your path who will try to stop you.
Learn how to say “no.”
Don’t trust me.