Reinventing Yourself

How to Become the Person You've Always Wanted to Be
by Steve Chandler | 224 pages

I got this book years ago when I first started working with Steve Chandler. At the time, I read and listened to a ton of his stuff. Steve and I worked together one-on-one for a couple years. This is our sixth Note on his books. It was super fun to reread this book and dive back into Steve’s down-to-earth and empowering wisdom. I love his short, to-the-point, funny style. Big Ideas we explore include the difference between being a Victim vs. an Owner (this is the #1 key on "How to Become the Person You've Always Wanted to Be), lifting real weights not the Styrofoam stuff (but only if you want to get strong!), the fact that Yes lives in the land of No, 10 things you'd do if you had no fear (pick one and go!), and campfires (they're a lot like human spirit--ya gotta re-create one every day!).


“Most of us live in a cocoon of personality—the made-up story of who we are.

It seems dark and dusty inside this little cocoon, and we think we can’t get out. We tell ourselves stories about our personality, but these stories aren’t reality. Deep down, we know we’re more than this personality.

We could tear open the cocoon if we wanted to. We could push out and see the light of the world. We could learn to fly.

But most of us will live trapped inside our personalities for our entire lives, never knowing that we can leave. We are victims of our own invented limits. We wake up each morning to a world that is dim and unclear. There are so many problems wrapped around us; there is almost no light. Pushing against the inner wall of the cocoon seems futile. Why bother? I am the way I am.

So why are there people who learn to push through? How exactly do they learn to create themselves all over again? It is reported that these people feel like they’re learning to fly.

In effect, they are reinventing who they are. And, in the process, they become owners of the human spirit. They are victims no more.”

~ Steve Chandler from Reinventing Yourself, Revised Edition

I got this book years ago when I first started working with Steve Chandler. At the time, I read and listened to a ton of his stuff.

Steve and I worked together one-on-one for a couple years. I wish I kept my notes from our chats like I’ve done for my sessions with Phil Stutz. My stack of notes from my nearly-two years of work with Phil is inches thick. My stack with Steve would have been just as thick as he is a MACHINE with practical, empowering distinctions.

This is our sixth Note on his books. Check out our Notes on Crazy Good, Wealth Warrior, Time Warrior, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Fearless as well.

It was super fun to reread this book and dive back into Steve’s down-to-earth and empowering wisdom. I love his short, to-the-point, funny style. (Get a copy of the book here.)

As always, this one’s packed with Big Ideas. And, as always, I’m excited to share some of my favorites we can apply to our lives TODAY so let’s jump straight in!

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