Happy New Year! Yes! No matter how far we are into the year, I still want to say Happy New Year. The last one was really challenging. I want you to make this one a really NEW year for you. In fact, I’m declaring it as this year as the year of reinvention and reengineering. I encourage you to make it that way for you every year from now on. Let me tell you why…
Albert Einstein said something like this, “The significant problems you are facing today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which you created them.” Simply put, whatever boat carried to this situation cannot take you out of it. Let me put this way for you. It’s time to reinvent your life. It’s time to reinvent your business.
You cannot make it in this economy with your current level of thinking. You need to rethink your life or business. How do you do so? The answer is simple… new knowledge. Make it a goal to acquire new and fresh skills this year. Prepare yourself to make more money, get a promotion, and be more marketable in this new economy. Do you follow?
I don’t know where you are in your journey. I don’t know what pieces of the puzzle you are missing. Whatever it is for you, go get it! Maybe you need to master the art of selling, customer service, time management, or you just need to learn communicate with confidence. Maybe it’s the new system in your workplace you need to master in order to provide better support to your customers. Go for it!
The world is changing at a rapid pace. Companies are forced to reinvent and reengineer their business processes. They have new and different problems. Your job should be to find out what those problems are.
Then go get the necessary skills that can solve them. That’s how you achieve lifetime employability. That’s how you will become indispensable in the workplace, all right? If you are an entrepreneur, it’s the same for you.
Listen, if I didn’t follow the advice I’m giving you here, I would still be a janitor at 163rd Mall in Miami mopping floors. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with those that are doing it. There are some that are just fine with it. But, it’s not me. I deserve better in life. That’s why I had to reinvent myself.
Who I was as a broke immigrant unable to speak English was not enough. I needed to become a different kind of person that truly deserves more. So, go ahead decide what you need to master or who do you have to become. Go after it.
In most cases your company already has all the trainings and resources you need. Take advantage of them. Start reinventing yourself now. And make this a great year for you… by choice.
Happy New Year!
Its a great enthusiastic speech to start a new year, new life. What you said is very practical. Researching how you can help some one or company would give you more edge and advantage. I am a computer consultant, but having bad time. Now I got spirit from you and will look for new venues.
God bless you and give healthy long life.
Your fan Mukhles
Happy New Year Mukhles! Keep pressing on! Keep your spirit up. Keep looking for ways to reinvent your life.
Thank you Rene for this awesome video; a great way to start the new year. This is what I am teaching my network of givers right now. I am going to share this video with them and introduce you and your talents. Your story in itself is enough to motivate anyone who is willing to change their lives by changing others first. God Bless. – Christopher Stevenson.
Thanks for your feedback. Also, many thanks for sharing my video with your network. I like your website. How you combine business and christianity is very nice. Keep doing your great work.
That’s a great way to jump start someone’s new year resolution. Very inspiring!
I read, listen to and watch quite a number of inspirational and self-help motivators. I’m always able to take something away from each experience. What I learned here is “Re-Invent Myself.” We’ve all heard it 100 times over but this time I really dug into what that would mean to me. I am changing everything else, why not re-invent mySELF in the process, it’s necessary for growth. Thank-you
You are a winner! It’s a pleasure having you on my list. Yes, what’s easy to do is also easy not do. We hear something 100 times and never take action on it. Everyone is guilty of it. Press on!
Hi! Rene hapy return I’m so glad for your video, your motivation always fitted in my mine , I remember your words me too i want talk to you personal.
Hi Raymond, how are you? It’s great to be back.
HELLO RENE, I THINK YOUR VIDEO IS ON THE MONEY. I AM A UPS DRIVER. WE NOW HAVE TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN NUMBER OF STOPS PER HOUR. I WILL BE ON VACATION IN A WEEK. I WILL BE TALKING A SCHOOL ABOUT THE MARATHON I DID. I HAVE CHANGED MY SPEACH TO INCLUDE INFO ON OVER WEIGHT TEENS. I TELL THEM HOW I HAD HIGH CHOLESTEROL. I ALSO TELL THEM OF THE NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS THAT DIED FROM STROKES. RUNNING AND EXERCING TURNED MY LIFE AROUND. MY GOAL IS TO GO INTO THE SCHOOLS AND DETENTION CENTERS AND SPEAK ABOUT RUNNING, EATING HEALTHY AND GOAL SETTING. I WILL BE SPEAKING AT A SCHOOL IN A WEEK. I AM EXCITE . I HAVE ALOT TO TELL THEM. SEE YOU AT THE TOP RENE, RUSTY “L”
Hi Rusty! Way to go! I think your new direction is awesome! Obesity is a hot topic and it will continue to be that way. Man, you are on to something!
Bon matin Ren
Bonjour Serge, J’espere to tout va bien. Merci de m’avoir contacter. Ca fait un bon temp depuis que je ne pratique pas mon Francais. Comme toute les choses, on oublie quand on ne pratique pas. I’m going to do my best to start practicing again. Thank you for sharing Louise’s story with me. I send her healing and joy in the mist of her challenges.
HiRene, its really a awesome video, & an effective guideline for starting new year with innovative thoughts,
It’s my pleasure Saba!
Interesting, inspiring and above all there is nothing to lose, all to gain and live a diffrent life.
You are so right Kidega.
Thank you for that inspiring video. I’m in this point in my life to make some strategic decisions and your speech is really meant to me. I am working on it. Be blessed.
It is like I just found an answer to what I’ve been thinking lately! There is a difference between what you intend to do and what you are actually doing. Procrastination has never helped anyone reaching his/ her goals. I now will do my best so that I can tell you about my progress next time you’ll hear from me.
Have a wonderful year.
Jean Claude, I’m so proud of you! You are wise and you get it. Can’t wait to hear about your progress along your journey.
Thank you for the inspiring words, I so needed that to keep my dream alive. I trust God and He will continue to guide me.
Thank you again,
I am glad that you were able to attain success and go beyond a janitor job. At this time many of us cannot even get that position anywhere There are no real “skills” required to do that job but you must be the “right” person. In other words, be like the hiring folks or please them in one way or another. I don’t work for a company and I find your message to address those people’s issues almost exclusively.
I am dissapointed by that since I am a Haitian American and also a trained social scientist and I see disproportionate numbers of us who can’t even get a “janitor” position. I get the gist of what you are saying but it fails to address the real issues that we face.
For instance, where are the resources that we can use to re-invent or even re-engineer a new self or reality? I feel stuck.
Most people apply for hundreds if not thousands of positions and they would like to acquire new skills but this comes at a cost that is not affordable.
I take courage from the poor Haitians who survived that terrible social disaster last year on 1/12/2010. They are not considered a very “skilled” group of people at all.
And perhaps that is why the governmental organizations and the people that supports them justify their pain and detriment but I feel that they exist beyond those principles. I would like to think that I can too. My skills set will not get me there but I feel strongly that there are other possibilities.
Nadine, first of all, you’re a great writer! I absolutely love the way you write with passion. Obviously, you feel strong about what you wrote. If I had to start over today, I would gladly start anywhere within a company. That includes being a janitor. I would then unleash my positive attitude to climb the ladder. Attitude is everything.
Granted one needs to have some qualifications. When I was a janitor, I didn
THis was most encouraging and very inspirational!
Hugs, smiles and positive energy to you.
Hello Rene, I am on vacation this week. I have been listening to and reading motivational material for the past 10 years. I spoke to a group of 6th graders. My topic was “starting that spark”. The spark that starts a youth TO make at a turning point in their life. I was prepared, I did not use my notes. It was in my head. I used visual material for each topic. I talked about health and fitness. I had quotes from Les Brown and Dr.Ben Carson. I told them of my training for a marathon. We talked about goal setting. I accomplished a life long dream. This is the start of my journey of a 1000 miles. (a single step) THANKS FOR THE MOTIVATION RENE, RUS
Rusty, it looks like you are doing everything right. Your topics are excellent for the youth market. Visuals are great as well.
RENE, I WILL BE SPEAKING TO A GROUP OF STUDENTS IN MARCH. THESE STUDENTS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THEIR GED. I STARTED PREPARING THE SPEACH LAST WEEK. I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE HEART AND GIVE ENCOURAGEMENT. “FIRST, YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” THIS IS MY TOPIC. KEEP PRESSING ON, RUS
Thank you very much for the motivating introduction. I would like to learn a lot from you for change. Let me take this moment to inform you that am a young pastor in Botswana (Africa). I do motivational sessions in various meetings locally through invitations. I also have 30minutes slot over the National Radio every sunday morning. I have been talking about CHANGE for the past 3 sundays. Then this coming sunday I will talking about CHOOSING A MENTOR. This topic made me come across your sscript online about the same topic.
Therefore, I would like request your permission to use some of your concepts and statements.
Apart from that I would like to develop my motivational skill and may you help me grow upto a higher level. My talks are mainly biblically based but different from sermon delivery.
Welcome on board! it’s awesome that you’re out there winning souls through your sermons and national radio show. Kudos! You are as motivational as you want to be.
Just show up being authentic. Be the real you. Strip all imitations away. That’s how you connect. Have fun with your audience. Don’t be too polished and suave. Be human!
Every now and then, exposed a weakness you have and share what you’re doing to excel. Also, really care about your audience. Take the focus of you and make it about them.
Go it? Press on!
That’s the magic!
I should have known about you three years ago. My son would have benefited from your inspirations rather from a stranger.
Awesome Margaret! it’s never too late.
Rene i have been following your speeches for 4 years since i was a call centre operator for a communications company.As i am writing to you i am in my hotel room in Barcelona,Spain on business attending a GSMA Conference with the Worlds leaders of big communications companies miles away from my native land Zimbabwe in Africa.What i am trying to say is i chose to be a player and not just an ordinary one but the Captain or key player and am realising my dream.I am working for my Government in the communications Ministry thanks for showing me the way.
Congratulations Fortune! Way to go! Your progress is remarkable. It’s obvious you’ve been playing. Keep playing hard.
u showed me the mirror and i looked like a spectator.but, its the time to change…to change into a player.
Thank you so much Rene.It’s like have been relieved out of a cage after listenting to your video of stop been a spectator but a player.I have been on the side of spending money instead of making money.I want to say that i really appreciate your teaching because it has give my life a meaning.
There comes a time when decide enough is enough. You don’t need to know more. Have the confidence to start with what you have. It’s good enough. It’s more than you need. Start playing. Start making money.
I am blessed and built by your teachings. They are not only an inspiration but wonderful ingredients that have built me that’s far. I want to be a player and not a spectator. Am already a player in several arenas and have experienced alot of cursing from the spectators and fans. I also realize that when playing one may make mistakes but as a player am better than the spectator.
Thanks a lot.
Awesome Kim! I’m glad you choose to be a player. Yes, you will make mistakes. However, that’s how you become a pro!
Thank you for sharing this with me that was excellent!
Great metaphor,you were dead on.
Amazing Video…..Makes me to become a player as soon as Possible.
Thanks a lot………….
Please don’t stop it .People like me should definitely see.I have lost my confidence .This video made me to realize how precious I am.Thanks a looooooooooot Rene.
I’m a merchandising manager in garment field which is a very hard working & time consuming job.
Last year I’ve joined a MLM company named Uptrend2u. Do you know Uptrend2u? I’m doing this MLM jobs part time & not getting any fruitful result.
I can’t leave my current job as my family as well as my father’s family totally dependent on my income.
Seeking your kind advice – how I can be successful here in Uptrend2u? What should I do to be successful?
I love your up-lifting poem,
I was super encouraged by your beautiful words!!!
I made my mind to keep study hard to catch my dream
and help other people.
Your HP is very sophisticated and refine,
so I can read your HP with joy.
I am deeply grateful to find your HP and
Now I am fun of you.
Thanks for your thoughtfullness and consideration to
everyone who feel weak, your words have power to make
people happy and stronger(^^♪
yours sincerly AI
rene thanks a lot