We spend a good part of our lives tending to others, in service of those we love or work for, and in relationships we adapt to the wants and needs of those we love.

When you wake up years later and wonder why you’re not doing exactly what you want or the way you want, you may feel the desire to right the course, make some adjustments… or take off in a different direction altogether.

Before you embark on this new Reinvention chapter of your life, I’m here to grant you the permission to be selfish and go for it.

But wait…you can’t abandon the kids, your spouse, the people who you love and need you, with reckless abandon. But you can indulge in all your whims and fantasies (well, most!) … and pursue your life passions or free yourself from a way of life that’s not quite what you signed up for but you’ve ended up living.

This is YOUR life, not someone else’s. What you’ve done to date has caused others to be intertwined with yours so it may not be fair, right or appropriate to jump on a plane tomorrow and disappear for three months to find yourself in Australia, an Ashram or a European bike tour… but with a little planning (yep, here we go again with the plans) and consideration, you actually can!

Many of you feel that you’re not entitled to do what you dream about while you sit and watch the world go by, see your friends and colleagues living out their dreams while you’re sitting on the sidelines saying “why me, why can’t, I, I could never do that, I can’t afford that, I have too many responsibilities, my spouse would never let me, my mother needs 24-7 care and I can’t leave, the kids are too young… the dog ate my homework…” Getting the picture?

If this is really what you want, first you need to believe that you ARE entitled and you can put all the right pieces in place to create the life you want. It’s OK to be self caring, aka selfish, and look out for yourself first…

“Put your oxygen mask on first” and you will serve yourself and everyone around you better as you will be strong of fortitude and direction, confident in your ability to take care of yourself, and happier… that most definitely benefits everyone around you.

So make those plans…whether it’s six months or six years, dare to dream, dare to be indulgent, dare to feel entitled, dare to live greatly!

#Happy Reinventing

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Originally published at www.thereinventionexchange.com


  • Kathi Sharpe-Ross

    The Reinvention Exchange

    Kathi Sharpe-Ross, author of RE:INVENT YOUR LIFE! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? (Amazon & Apple Books) is the president of THE SHARPE ALLIANCE, and a brand and lifestyle marketing guru who’s made a living out of shaping and advising corporations and brands on how to forge their path in the world. Kathi has inspired and accelerated the growth of global companies, events, personalities across a multitude of industries. Her intuitive and motivational personality was the catalyst to creating The Reinvention Exchange - www.TheReinventionExchange.com - as the hub for all things "life reinvention" - inspirational anecdotes, quotes, shared experiences and motivation for people at all stages in their lives that need to be reminded that they can do it anything if they truly want to. Kathi is a motivational speaker, is regularly interviewed for podcasts and radio, is developing a TV/Content platform, contributor to Thrive Global, Huffington Post, posts motivational content on social media on a regular basis and has created an inspired community to live life to its fullest on the weekly RE:INVENTION Virtual Chats on Zoom Live/Facebook LIVE and hosts THE POWER OF RE:INVENTION Podcast on all major platforms. Her day job...owner and founder of THE SHARPE ALLIANCE with over 30 years representing corporate and entertainment brands. With extensive expertise building businesses and brands through marketing, sponsorship, PR, branded entertainment, new media and social initiatives, strategic and tactical campaign development, event production, merchandise and licensing, retail promotion, she's helped build personalities, brands and businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Kathi sits on the Advisory Board for Everyone Matters, Cure Duchenne and participates in several charitable and philanthropic initiatives that are near and dear to her heart. She is joyfully married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother of two fabulous grown boys. Her passions are friends, travel, food, art, culture and living life to its fullest. #HappyReinventing