What do you mean by Radical Reinvention? Does every reinvention need to be extreme?
— Quinn N.
Scott Maxwell said, “Every seed destroys its container.” Part of being human is that as we grow and develop, the forces to reinvent ourselves often take us in new directions throughout the course of our life span. And in some cases, external events like the pandemic, rather than developmental forces, will be the compelling catalyst for change.
What is Radical Reinvention?
I compare it to the difference between moving the same old furniture around and burning down the house. Therefore, we have to restructure how we work so that we can adapt to our new reality.
There is simple reinvention when it is more like changing out your furniture or putting up new art on your walls: a new job or a new position in the same enterprise or same field. Radical Reinvention is when transformation truly happens and that is where we move into the crucible of who we really are and what we came to be.
When you do that kind of deep dive, it is like doing a forensic inventory as you review where you have been, what has worked, what has not, when you felt the clearest and purest–and what it is that makes you get up every day with joy and excitement and vision. That is what Radical Reinvention brings about.
Now is the time to remodel your house or uplevel to new digs. This is not a solo effort. Hire your reinvention team with great intentions. This is your time to break out of your old container.