Have you ever gone through a complete reinvention in your career or your life? In my book Rise Up & Rock: Activating Your God-Given Purpose, I mention several friends who, like me, rose up against all odds and succeeded in an endeavor that was completely different from where they started.
Some were laid-off, others had a health scare, and others created an innovative solution – and it took off! Any of these situations will make you take a step back and re-evaluate things. You may ask yourself: “Now what?” One thing many of us discovered is this:
You’re never too old to re-invent yourself!
When it’s time to shift
In my experience, you sense that it’s time to shift when:
- You’re feeling restless, frustrated, or discouraged.
- You’re working your tail off but you’re making next to nothing.
- Your priorities or situation changed.
- You don’t feel understood or valued.
- You feel completely burned out.
- You feel called to do something else.
That’s when you need to take a step back and evaluate what’s working and what’s not. What do you want to be known for? What would you like your business, career, or life to look like?
These are things I generally cover when I’m working with private coaching clients and sometimes in group events as well. I’ve learned to incorporate drum therapy into both coaching programs and speaking events because it really helps to boost clarity and confidence while reducing anxiety, stress, and ADHD issues. Here’s what one event participant had to say:
I was pleasantly surprised at how much joy drumming gave me. I left with a feeling of being lighter and not a worry on my mind. ~ Carla Barbour, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Rhythm and re-invention
Clients realize how they might have been too scattered or were sabotaging their success. Some were making the mistake of either playing it safe or trying to be just like everyone else in their field. If you’re a “different drummer” or have a “Divine Assignment,” that strategy won’t work. You don’t have to copy others! Take what you have and adapt it to fit your style and your strengths. Don’t give up! Switch things up!
that shows how tapping out some beats can boost clarity.
I’ve found that people will finally make a change when they’ve unfortunately reached their breaking point. They know they need to do something different to preserve their health and their sanity. Most are just plain burned out!
Hearing the music
How about you? Are you feeling that something needs to change? Is there something that keeps calling you but you keep ignoring it? Maybe it’s time to switch things up!
If so, I’m offering a VIP 3-month Private Coaching Program to help female Christian leaders and entrepreneurs finally break free from what’s holding you back so you can Rise Up & Rock your business, career, or life. Each weekly session will include customized coaching and drum therapy exercises for maximum benefit and can be in-person in Fuquay-Varina, NC or live via Zoom. Sound intriguing? If so, why not click the button below to schedule your free, 30-minute strategy session to see if this program would be a good fit for you!
Dori Staehle lives in the Raleigh, NC area and is a certified drum therapist, author, speaker, ADHD specialist, and owner of Next Stage Drumming. Dori offers a unique blend of music, mentoring, motivation, and ministry to help teens and women rise up and rock the Next Stage of their lives. Virtual and in-person programs are available! Click here to schedule a call to find out more!