Reinvention, Part 12: Challenges Of Reinvention
Reinvention, Part 12: Challenges Of Reinvention

Reinvention, Part 12: Challenges Of Reinvention

Session #12 Quick Summary

When you're going through a reinvention, you're literally "dying into" another version of yourself. "Dying into" is a really nice way to put it, but dying into still requires dying. And when parts of you have to die, it's always a difficult dilemma. In this session, we will go into what is involved emotionally, and the things you might expect to experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Thinking of reinvention as a process of “dying into another version of yourself.” [00:33]
  • A metaphor for reinvention: The transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. [03:29]
  • The stages of grief. [05:24]
  • Annie’s reinvention story. [08:56]
  • A level of reinvention that not many people talk about. [18:16]
  • Why your identity is the most resistant to reinvention. [22:55]
  • The importance of holding your beliefs loosely. [23:41]
  • How to prepare for resistance when reinventing. [23:57]
  • What happens when two people fall in love. [30:58]
  • The transformation you will experience, as you raise your consciousness. [39:42]


Human beings are the only animals that literally defend and protect their identity.
Reinvention is about approximating in mortality. It's trying to get the most life in before you die.
The opposite of death is not happy. The opposite of death is alive.
In order to reinvent, you have to be willing to practice the death of your most treasured and cherished beliefs.
You don't fall in love with another person. You fall in love with who you get to be around them and because of them.


Whenever you go through a reinvention or a massive transformation, you will go through the Five Stages of Grief at some point.

So when they arise, identify which phase you’re on. Also, recognize that this is normal, and this is what it looks like to be in the process of reinvention.

The five stages are:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

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