Personal Reinvention for the New Year

Steve Olsher (Niles, IL), founder of Reinvention Workshop, radio host and author, “Becoming who you were born to be.”

Olsher, S, Journey To You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Who You Were Born to Be, Bold Press, 2020.

Mr. Olsher is an entrepreneur and self-help advocate who believes we are all wired differently and that each of us must discover for ourselves how to excel and what constitutes excellence. This interest came about three years ago when he decided he wanted the things he did to have an impact of human quality of life and happiness, rather than just earn money. His 2010 book Journey to You was named the self-help book of the year.

Mr. Olsher holds Reinvention Workshops and hosts a radio talk show out of Phoenix, Arizona. He believes that we all arrive at critical moments in life when we can reinvent ourselves. This is the challenge of nearly everyone. He believes that life is a miracle and should not be wasted and that the planet Earth is an even bigger miracle and we must learn to live with it.

“Reinvention” is defined as a balance of good living and an impact on those around you. You don’t have to starve to be healthy but you need to live cleanly and know who you are.

Sharon observed that some of these lifestyle choices simply happen by accident and that tenacity is also important. She agrees that health, happiness and helping others may be more important than money but doesn’t discount the benefits of money.

The most common human questions, according to Mr. Olsher, are “Who am I” and “Who do I want to be?” He suggests you ask yourself, “What does my soul feel compelled to do?” If you can answer that, everything should fall into place. This is basic goal setting, necessary to come up with a plan help you to move forward.

The “soul,” according to Mr. Olsher, is your internal blueprint for being. It drives day to day actions and we often have little control over it.

Women tend to be more open, try harder to improve and are more willing to ask for help.

“Emotional bureaucracy” is Mr. Olsher’s term for too much thinking and not enough action. But people are tenacious. You ought to know who you are when you come out of college, or soon thereafter.

Mr. Olsher had a lot to say about education. He believes that colleges are way off base. He believes in emphasizing creativity and does not believe in standardized testing. He believes that parents, not schools, should be preparing children and that schools should always remember that they are creating citizens.

If you are unemployed, these questions take on greater urgency. You need to be clear on who you are and what you want to be, and develop a plan of action.

Website: http://www.SteveOlsher.com. Send him an email and he will send you a copy of his book.

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