Monday, November 28, 2011

Is It Time to Re-invent Yourself?

I’ve heard the excuse so many times…. I can’t find a job, or my business is doing poorly, or I don’t have this or that BECAUSE of the economy. Do you know that there are people running to the bank with money right now? Why… because this is a time of re-invention. Yes, it is time to reinvent yourself. What does that mean? Business as usual is gone. That does not indicate that all you have done before is not useful – it is! It does mean that it is time to package it in another wrapper.

Take for example the realtor I spoke to recently who complained that the economy was breaking him. No, he was breaking himself. As we spoke he realized that he had a NEW idea for a business where he would rehab houses for corporations. Voila! I saw the twinkle in his eye as he talked about his concept. This told me that he was being guided by a Great Intelligence – the Universe. As he talked he stated that he knew who he could call to get started and that he had good contacts. These contacts came from his days in real estate. His talents and skills came from his days in real estate also but his new idea came in response to his desire in this moment to do better. Yes, he was ready to re-package himself.

A decorator told me that the problem was that the economy was bad. Yet as we talked she told me of an idea she had to re-invent her services. Again, in her case, it involved repackaging her talents for corporations bringing new executives to town. As she elaborated I noted her excitement and the twinkle in her eye. Yes, this was her new path and again, she had the contacts to get started.

These are two examples, but this type of re-invention is coming up over and over these days. It could be that the economy is bad for you if you are depending on doing the same old thing, the same old way as you have always done it. The truth is that change is the order of the day. We are in the Aquarian Age right now. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus which means “quick change” and “inventiveness.”

If you are feeling pushed against a wall right now in your career, it could mean that it is time to remold your own personal Akasha (clay or mind-stuff) and come up with a new way or a new idea. If that is the truth, the new beginning is hanging out at the edge of your consciousness waiting to be invited in.

Some people don’t want to take any chances and they keep doing the same things over and over hoping that things will get better. Yet the times we live in demand re-invention. You've heard the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different outcome.

Thus, if the result you seek isn’t happening, open to a new direction. If you are having a hard time coming up with the right idea and feel yourself wedged against a brick wall, come in to see me. We can work together to open to the inspiration you need to resurrect your creativity and symbolically let the Phoenix rise from the ashes of the past.

The Universe is always working through you to help you and It does this very well when you cooperate and pay attention. The way of the Universe is re-invention. Are you ready?