The Wedding Biz – 266: KATHI SHARPE-ROSS/Author of Re:Invent Your Life! What Are You Waiting For?

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“Reinvention is a personal intervention with yourself.” Listen as Andy, and his guest Kathi Sharpe-Ross discuss her book Re:Invent Your Life! What Are You Waiting For? Kathi gives specific ideas for moving forward and reimagining our lives and careers on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Kathi shares that this book was something she decided to write ten years ago and how she had to reinvent her entire book launch plan since the pandemic. She speaks about how important it is to listen to yourself and acknowledge when we could use a little tweak. Kathi says that sometimes you need to reframe the brain and reframe your point of view.

Are you so caught up in your life that you forget how important self-care is? Kathi shares that you need to permit yourself to take a breath or a moment to clear your head. Self-care and occasionally being selfish is good for you and can be good for everyone around you. Take time and listen, so you will know when ah-ha moments happen. Listen as Kathi shares how to change up the routines in your life, one of the 26 power tools from her book, and how important it is to schedule a time for yourself, even if you have to put it on your calendar. Kathi also discusses how to reinvent our lives while being cautious and mindful as we reopen after the pandemic. “Failure can be your biggest success.” Kathi talks about what she means by this statement, and why sometimes we have to reframe our notion of failure. Andy’s conversation with Kathi is uplifting and inspiring. Read her book if you need a helping hand, getting your life back on track. Also, Andy has launched a new podcast network called The Wedding Biz Network, in which he will produce podcasts for other people in the event industry, with Sean Low being its first member. Sean’s show now comes out every Tuesday and stay tuned for more new show announcements coming soon.

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Show Highlights:

[03:10] Welcome to the show, Kathi! [03:22] Kathi discusses how relevant reinventing and pivoting have become. [04:16] Kathi shares how important it is to listen to ourselves and acknowledge when something could use a little tweak. [05:22] Kathi says that you need to reframe the brain and your point of view. [07:06] “When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Alexander Graham Bell [07:50] Kathi speaks about when ah-ha moments can unexpectedly happen. [09:07] Do you get caught up in your life and forget about self-care? [11:02] Kathi discusses how to get a timeout while working at home with your family. [13:38] Kathi shares that self-care, being selfish, can be good for you and everyone around you. [15:02] How do you get over the fear of reinventing yourself? [18:01] Kathi speaks about one chapter in her book titled “Hello Are You Still In There?” [19:47] Kathi discusses habits and changing up routines in our lives. [23:05] She describes one of the 26 power tools from her book. [26:28] Kathi says that you have to schedule time on your calendar for yourself. [27:57] “In the long run we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die, and the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt [29:17] How do we reinvent our lives in accordance with being cautious and mindful? [30:41] Kathi shares what she means that failure can actually be your biggest success. [32:30] Kathi speaks about one of her friends she writes about in her book. [34:51] Sometimes, we have to reframe our notion of failure and never give up if you want something. [36:57] Andy wants to encourage everyone to get Kathi’s book. [37:23] Kathi shares some final thoughts with the listeners and speaks about the reinvention road map. [41:05] Thank you for being on the show!

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