When I think reinvention I think Madonna! The woman has had multiple ‘careers’ throughout her lifetime. She’s transformed from a Material Girl to a mama and mogul. Sure, Madonna has remained on stage, but who she is now is different from who she used to be. She is constantly reinventing herself, adding new elements to her brand and new careers to her resume.

Now, more than ever, having multiple careers is becoming the new norm. Perhaps this is a result of the economy. Or, maybe more people are choosing to follow their dreams. For me, it was the latter, and a desire for a more service-driven life, which led me to make a career change at age twenty-nine.

I’ve been very open with my story. Perhaps that is why I receive emails daily from people wanting to change their career path, who are looking for guidance. What I find is that most people who write to me feel an ache for a more meaningful career.  The truth is, there can be something magical that happens when you feel like what you do matters. Mahatma Gandhi wrote, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” To know you are adding value to the life of another is the most satisfying feeling.


However, for most of you, there is a block between pursuing what you dream of doing, and what you are actually doing. This block usually lives between your ears in the form of your beliefs. That’s right, your beliefs are often the greatest wall you need to get over, when it comes to reinvention, in any area of your life. Believe it or not (pun intended), this is good news.

In order to live the life of your dreams, you must believe that your dream is possible @Terri_Cole {CLICK TO TWEET}

Changing your beliefs is not always easy, but it can be simple. Two of my top tools to help you change the way you think are meditation and visualization.

One of the most powerful benefits of meditation is self-awareness. When you allow yourself to be present, by sitting in silence and stillness daily, you are able to quiet the mind chatter and stop ruminating about the past or projecting fearfully into the future. This mind chatter is often full of the very beliefs that keep you from pursuing your dreams. Through meditation, you can create a gap between your mafia mind, and your true self. This gap is the space in which you can become aware of unconscious beliefs, in order to change them.

Do you want to create a life you love? You have to be able to imagine it. Visualization is the practice of creating desired feelings through thought. Most people use visualization all the time and don’t even know it! However, their focus is usually on what they don’t want. During your practice it’s important to keep your language and the affirmations positive and focused on what you DO want. Imagine yourself in your new career. Imagine where you are, what you are wearing and most importantly, how you feel. Creating your desired feelings through thought will then help you take aligned action on the path to creating your desired goals.

Both meditation and visualization impact your outcome, but they do require consistent effort and practice. Fitting both into your daily routine for only 5 minutes each can create massive shifts. Try them out this week and take notice of how you may be feeling differently. In the comments below, please share with me where you feel your life may need some reinventing and call out the beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Then below that, write a more empowering belief statement. You can use that as your affirmation this week!

Have an incredible week, and as always take care of you!

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  1. Terri,

    Thank you so much for this reminder. I came upon this post at the very moment I needed it. God bless you for your gift of encouragement. Thank you!

  2. Years ago I used to say I would like to be in a place in life where I have prosperity and free time to give back. I have that now but I don’t know where to give. Each day I meditate and ask for guidance and open doors to guide me to what I “should” do. It burns in my heart yet no doors have opened. I really don’t have fear to overcome because I feel I am ready for whatever is asked of me, I just don’t know what it is. What else can I do to get the answers to this so I can move ahead. On Jan 1st I claimed this as my year of giving!

    1. Ann thank you for sharing what is going on with you. Clearly you are doing something right if you’ve come from a place of desiring prosperity and free time to actually living it. Look at that evidence. The doors opened and you created a life that you once only dreamed of. Trust in that, things take time, and don’t always happen on our clock. Keep asking, the answers will come. Have faith, stay patient and know that you have created what you desired before; you can and will surely do it again.

  3. Thank you Terri for this post! I feel I need a reinvention with my entrepreneurial path. I’ve tried so many different business ventures that have not worked out. I’ve been following my passions and they have yet to support me financially. I would like to understand and break the barriers holding me back. Mostly I just feel I need clarity.

    I’m gonna try to change that into something more positive, like “My path is clear”.

    1. You are so welcome. It’s amazing that you have had the courage to start several ventures already. Those venture’s not working out may be opportunities to show you what is and is not working for you. Creating a meditation and visualization practice can help. Indeed changing the language you use, just like you wrote in your comment is a great start. Also if B-School is of interest to you, you can check it out here –> B-School

  4. I’ve been practicing meditation for the last few months and will start adding visualization this week. I like the idea of focusing on what you want, not what you don’t 🙂 That’s what manifest. I may even do visual board! Thank you, this is helpful

    1. Cindy, I am so happy that you found this helpful! Congrats on sticking to a meditation practice, I am very excited for you. It can be life changing. Let me know how the visualization works for you.

  5. I love my career. It is rewarding and fulfilling. I would like to expand my life and have a greater impact on others by balancing my knowledge and experience in allopathic medicine with holistic medicine.

  6. I am in the process of re-invention. I have spent the last 7 years at home, homeschooling my children and now I feel the call to get back to my dreams again. It’s been uncomfortably comfortable hiding in the shadows, behind the scenes but a change to a new church where our theme for the year is “Dream Again” and my husband’s questions about what my dreams has propelled me into what I know I must do to be happy and fulfill my purpose. I’ve always known that I was to teach. I’ve used this gift to teach my children and at times others but now, it’s time to give it to the world. I’m coming to the edge of that cliff where I jump off knowing that I’ll land right into the center of His will. I always say that faith for me is like leaping off of a cliff into darkness and trusting that God will catch me. It’s all or nothing. I’m on the edge, bending my knees to …..JUMP!

    Thank you for this encouragement. It came, as they always do, right on time. BLESSINGS!

    btw I love your “Well Hello”

  7. I’m going to give this a shot. My life is full aside from a boring, unfulfilling job. The problem is that we are in the process of buying an expensive house so no pay cut for me.

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