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Ready For A Change? Here Are 12 Simple Reinvention Remedies

Written by: Craig Stanland, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Reinvention is one of the most significant and challenging journeys you'll ever take. These 12 simple reinvention remedies are your way through.

Are You Ready? written on road sign.

Reinvention isn't an overnight trip.

It's a journey, both within and out, and a challenge.

And it isn't for the faint of heart.

Because reinvention is the process of connecting to your deepest self and expressing yourself from this place.

Reinvention is about giving up the chase and transforming into the creator.

Because what you seek, purpose, meaning, and fulfillment aren't something you chase.

You must create them.

It will feel daunting, overwhelming, and insurmountable.

That's your fear talking, and you should be thankful for it because it's literally telling you that you're heading the right way.

One of the ways you navigate fear is by breaking the big into the small.

And that's precisely what I've done for you.

Here are 12 Simple Reinvention Steps you can take TODAY to start your journey.

None of them cost money, just an investment of time ‒ and it's an investment with an outsized ROI.

Health: You've got nothing without your health. Improve your sleep, diet, and exercise ‒ and you improve your life.

Clarity: Uncertainty is poison to reinvention. Clarity is the antidote. What really matters to you?

Cultivate Self-Trust: Self-trust is a superpower. It makes taking the 1st step and every step that follows possible. However, self-trust isn't the belief that everything will work out ok.

Self-trust is the wisdom that however things work out; you'll be ok.

Core Values: Core values are your North Star. Establishing them and then living them will cultivate agency in your life. You'll create alignment.

Principles: Similar to core values, they're the rules you live your life by. Example: "If something scares me, I have to do it." Your life will become on purpose.

Break the Pattern: A life set to automatic pilot is the antithesis to reinvention. When you break your pattern, you free your life. What can you do differently today?

10 Ideas a Day: Write down 10 ideas a day; it's not about creating good ideas; it's about cultivating creativity. (Courtesy of James Altucher)

Creativity: Do something creative every day. Creativity cultivates meaning, and it creates options. Options are freedom.

Journal: Reinvention is an inner journey; journaling is the best tool I know to connect with and understand yourself better.

Inquire: Ask yourself the questions you're afraid to ask yourself. Am I settling? What will I regret NOT doing? Who would I be without my job title?

Express Gratitude: Write 3 things a day you're grateful for. You'll cultivate abundance, alignment, creativity, courage, and freedom. Then, take it to the next level by asking, "why?" you're grateful.

Read: You have access to the greatest minds in history. Use it. What are you curious about? What did you love doing as a kid? Dive into those worlds.

I understand these aren't groundbreaking ideas ‒ that's the point.

You don't need to reinvent the wheel to reinvent your life.

Immersing yourself in one of these steps will be revelatory, let alone when you start embracing all 12.

Give it a try, and let me know what you experience.

If you're ready to invest in 1:1 support so you can connect with your Life’s Calling and create your extraordinary second half, let's talk.

My best-selling book, "Blank Canvas, How I Reinvented My Life After Prison," is available on Amazon.

Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and visit my website for more info! Read more from Craig!


Craig Stanland, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Craig Stanland is a Reinvention Architect & Mindset Coach, TEDx & Keynote Speaker, and Best-Selling Author.

In 2012, Craig Stanland made a choice that would cost him everything. After exploiting the warranty policy of one of the largest tech companies in the world for almost a year, the FBI finally knocked on his door.

He was arrested and sentenced to 2 years of Federal Prison, followed by 3 years of Supervised Release, and ordered to pay $834,307 in restitution. He lost his wife, his home, his cars, his career, and even his identity. He wanted nothing more than to die.

A well-timed prison visit from his best friend of over thirty years turned his life around. Craig rebuilt and reinvented his life from rock bottom to a life of meaning and fulfillment.

As a Reinvention Architect, Craig leverages his experiences and personal reinvention to work 1:1 with clients so they can re-architect their lives with freedom, passion, purpose, fulfillment, and meaning.Craig's mission is to help people cultivate the courage to pursue their calling so they can live meaningful lives.

His book, "Blank Canvas, How I Reinvented My Life After Prison" is available on Amazon.



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