Clint Salter, mentor and keynote speaker is a master at helping others achieve their personal goals. Sometimes you can feel stuck in a rut, and in need of a change. These changes can be daunting but they don’t always need to be big, and sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference. We interviewed Clint Salter to talk about how to find your true passion, being secure and confident in your reinvention, and building healthy relationships.
RESCU: When do you know it’s time to re-invent yourself professionally/personally?
Clint Salter: When you find it hard to remember a time over the last 3 months when you’ve been truly happy, energised and inspired to live your life you might be ready to reinvent yourself. However, “reinvention” comes in all shapes and sizes. There may be a small part of your life that needs changing or simply tweaking. Alternatively, you may need to transform major portions of your life so you can start living with passion and purpose.
RESCU: If we are not clear on what we want to become, what are some personal audit steps we can take to find out what we are passionate and good at?
Clint Salter: The most common question (and main frustration) from my clients is “Clint, how do I figure out what I want out of life? I have no idea what I want to do with my career and I thought I knew what I wanted in a partner but that hasn’t worked out so far”.
The first step in the process is to have my clients complete my 360 Life Audit. This audit goes through the 6 core areas of your life (Health, Personal Growth, Career/Business, Recreation, Money Management, Income, Romance, Friends and Family) and identify your levels of satisfaction in each area. We then go through each category together and work out an action plan to achieve greater life satisfaction in each category.
The whole “uncovering your purpose and passion process” takes a small amount of time but once you gain clarity you’ll end up discovering a new way of being that you never thought was possible!
RESCU: What is your advice to clients when they begin their “reinvention” mission?
Clint Salter: Simple…trust the process. We’re seduced by security so during the reinvention phase there will be times when people want to slip back into what’s comfortable even though they know it’s not developing the happiest version of themselves. We will be doing new things that naturally make people uncomfortable. Occasionally they will be fearful and the fact that they cannot see the outcome makes them feel like they’re a little bit in limbo.
You have to put a huge amount of trust and energy into making this shift in your life. If it were easy then most people in the world would be living with purpose and achieving great life satisfaction. The truth is only about 4 out of 10 people live life this way and it’s time for you to be one of them.
RESCU: Are there any celebrities and notable business people who you see as re-invention masters?
Clint Salter: When I talk about reinvention I’m not talking about Madonna or Lady Gaga who do nothing more than put on a new costume, do some wild photo shoot, release a slightly new sounding album and consider themselves “reinvented.” Reinvention is more of an internal process that starts and ends with you. Reinvention can include a new wardrobe, of course, but more importantly it’s a new way of thinking which can affect the way you act and also affect the way you interact and build relationships with others.
If you look around, I’m sure you’ll be able to identify people close to you that have reinvented parts of their life. They’ve ended a toxic relationship and have found love and joy with a new partner or maybe they escaped the corporate world to launch their own small business which aligned with the values and passion. Reinvention can be done in small steps or big steps…but either way, you need to start with a first step.
RESCU: How do you re-invent in an authentic and sustainable way?
Clint Salter: You have to be living in your truth. By uncovering who you are and what you want from life, your reinvention becomes the essence of who you are. Reinvention should not be you pretending to be someone you’re not. Playing a character for most of your life is draining and is very hard work. Speak your truth and act in a way that is aligned to your values. While you’re never going to please everyone, at the end of the day you’ve lived in line with what you believe to be truthful and honest.