Ever since I can remember, I wanted to transform myself into someone else.

As a teenager and then young adult I grew up not liking anything about my life, and I mean anything!  Life was probably not as bad as I thought it was, but nonetheless, I could never give in and accept myself or my life as it was. Keep in mind this was the era when everyone embarked on the notion that you have to love yourself and your life regardless of the circumstances, but this concept never resonated with me.  No matter how much I tried to accept myself the way I was, I was always looking for ways to change my life.  Luckily for me this was also the time that “self-help” and “self-improvement” books were starting to take a strong hold in book store, so I was never short on reading material and manuals for self-transformation.

As I set out to change my life I decided to start with my looks.  I didn’t like what was staring back at me in the mirror and have always felt that “if you don’t look good you don’t feel good”.  I know a lot of people would disagree with that, but so be it.  This is the way I think.  But I also think that I am not alone.  I know for a fact that if a woman has a bad hair day or if she gets on the scale in the morning and there’s a couple of extra pounds that weren’t there the day before, it will ruin the rest of the day regardless of what else is going on in her life.  I know this be true.  I have heard hear it countless times.

Second on my list for transformation was my finances.

Who wouldn’t want more money?  But how do you go about receiving more money? Do you further your career?  Start a business?  Invest in real estate?

This is a big topic for a lot of people, but the answer is there is no simple answer.

We are all different and the road to wealth is unique for each one of us.  This is why I don’t believe in any of the cookie cutter recipes for wealth creation.

If you are looking to change some aspect of yourself, let me just state that I have transformed myself many times throughout the years and have realized that I will always be in some form of transformation, because that is what life is all about.  Growing, expanding and becoming a better version of yourself.

You see, we are all a work in progress.  What you must realize is that transformation sometimes takes years, and other times it takes only days.  The difference is your commitment to changing the status quo in your life and a dedication to the new ways of doing things. No easy task as most of us are run by our habits and beliefs about ourselves and who we are in the world.

And this leads me to the fact that change is difficult if not impossible for most people because of the self-imposed road blocks.  (Yes, they are put there by you, and only you).  This topic will be featured in my next blog post.