We are taking our own advice and we are going to take a hiatus from producing weekly podcasts at PureReinvention. We have a big event coming up (Connect: Detroit on May 22 – there’s still time to register) and all of us here feel that we need to take a step back and assess how we can best build and present future content in more digestible and diverse ways. In order to make that happen, we need to take the advice we give so freely and take a timeout to assess how we can best create and convey future content to you.
We meet and get inspired by many people in our PureReinvention journey and we will continue to share their stories with you. Audio podcasts will certainly play a role, but we want to add to the mix through other means of communication by adding video and blogs. We want to keep things fresh and present the content to you in a way that entertains as well as useful to you.
In the meantime, tell us what you think. What do you like about our podcasts? What would you like to see changed? This is an invitation to connect with us. We certainly would love to hear from you! Stay tuned to this channel for future updates and remember, if you’re ready to make a change, make it a change that lasts, make it PureReinvention!
“If you’re ready to make a change, make it a change that lasts. Make it PureReinvention.” (10:31)
- (2:00) A pivotal moment for PureReinvention.
- (5:30) Stepping into simplification.
Want to see reinvention in action? Look no further than the former Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association (now Check In Michigan). They have a new and innovative executive director and a board that is dedicated to serving the next generation in the Michigan hospitality industry. They hired the firm, Advance 360 to help guide them through the initial stage of this transition. Learn how reinvention ready organizations commence sustainable reinvention.
“It’s not a linear process by any means.” (9:07)
“Yes, the landscape is changing, but our role and how we champion this industry hasn’t changed.” (12:59)
“(Aspiration) It’s not a dream state. It’s a destination that we have our eye and finger on.” (14:55)
- (7:29) The feeling. The brand took flight.
- (10:22) Serious movement.
- (13:36) Engaging the marketplace.
- (14:59) Synchronizing collaboration.
- (18:16) Sifting through the raw data.
Tip of the Week
A brand is more than a logo. A brand expresses the organizational culture.
The interviews we conducted this month profiled success stories in reinvention readiness. Both Erin Patten and Dene Westbrook were ready to take the reinvention plunge. What did they have in common? We believe that they both had the four pillars of reinvention readiness: desire, curiosity, flexibility and confidence.
Everything begins with a desire to change your situation. Both Erin and Dene surrounded themselves with people who inspired them and pushed them to take the next step.
Both Dene and Erin also had Curiosity. A reinvention journey thrives on curiosity. They asked lots of questions and went outside their respective comfort zones.
They also showed flexibility. Successful reinvention only happens when you stretch your flexibility. You have to listen to the people you’ve surrounded yourself with and keep all options open.
Finally, both showed confidence. Once they did their homework, got a support group and they moved forward with the plan.
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“(0:44) “Are you willing to take on a new role?”
“(5:11) “The power of taking pause.”
- (0:31) Flexibility.
- (2:59) Curiosity.
- (4:40) Confidence.
- (7:41) Desire.
Tip of the Week
Confidence is the fourth pillar of reinvention readiness. Rely on your support group and plan to give you the added boost you need to move things forward.
Erin Patten is very accomplished with a Harvard business degree and a Kresge Fellow highlighting her impressive resume. She walked away from the standard career path to chase her dream of being an entrepreneur. In January 2018 she launched DaO Detroit. DaO stands for “defy all odds” and Erin personifies that sentiment.
“[My big leap] A natural progression of my career journey, my life journey. It just had to happen.” (3:21)
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao Tzu (6:33)
- (2:56) Disrupting one’s economic livelihood and thriving beyond fear.
- (4:59) Simplify your messaging.
- (10:04, 11:47) Connecting to the marketplace.
Tip of the Week
Flexibility is the third pillar of reinvention readiness. Keep all options open.
Dene is a graduate of our STARTERS program last May. We saw from the beginning that she was reinvention ready and was in a great position to fly with her new promotion and added responsibilities with the Michigan Municipal League. Dene is a perfect example of what it takes to be reinvention ready. Listen as Mike talks to Dene about how she has built a network of support from her STARTERS experience and has excelled in her new position.
“I certainly have enough room to make my stamp on this place and strive for everything I want it to be.” (10:30)
- (3:02) Knowing when you’re reinvention ready.
- (4:50) A pivot in your style.
- (9:01) Building on ah ha moments.
- (11:43) From a doer to a communicator.
Tip of the Week
Curiosity is the second pillar of reinvention readiness. Are you asking questions and not judging answers?