Kathie Lee & Hoda: Reset, Rework & Reinvent Yourself
Kathie Lee & Hoda discussed advice for reinventing yourself with Marci Alboher, the Vice President at Encore.org, Lesley Jane Seymour, Editor-In-Chief at More Magazine and author of 287 Secrets of Reinventing Your Life, and Gina Scarda, a police officer turned stand-up comedian, including taking matters into your own hands, getting rid of naysayers and more.
Reinventing Yourself: Take Control
Marci Alboher was a lawyer for 10 years. She said it wasn’t that fulfilling to her and she wasn’t doing work that she wanted to do and had other passions. Marci Alboher always wanted to be a writer and she made steps in that direction.
Reinventing Yourself: Don’t Hesitate
Hoda Kotb said that people want to do this, but are hesitant to up and quit a job because they need a paycheck. Lesley Jane Seymour said the hardest thing to do is finding out what you want to do with your life. She said to create a “board of directors,” in which you take good friends, current friends, maybe someone that has worked with you and go back to your childhood. Lesley said that sometimes there are a lot of dreams you left in your childhood, some for good and some for bad, but they need to remind you of things that you may have left behind and put them together and they give you thoughts about what you left behind.
Reinventing Yourself: From Police Office To Stand-Up Comedian
Gina Scarda said that she always had the bug to perform in her, but a friend was going to take the police academy test and she went with them. She always was the one to go with the flow. Gina was a police office for 20 years and retired and decided to take a big leap of faith. She said that fear is a big paralysis.
Reinventing Yourself: Financial Obstacles
Lesley Jan Seymour said the biggest obstacles when reinventing yourself are that you have to have money. She said you must plan for at least a year of transition, so save a lot of money. Another obstacle you will come across is your whole network around you: your family. She said sometimes there is resistant to change from your spouse.
Reinventing Yourself: Avoid Naysayers
Marci Alboher said if you find some naysayers in your mix, it is time to start hanging around people that will support you and encourage and embrace seeing the new you. She said to maybe not talk about your transition as much with the people that aren’t supportive. Lesley Jane Seymour said the naysayers don’t wish you ill, it’s just that when you change that means they have to change as well. All those dreams that they have been suppressing they have to deal with now because you have done it.