It’s September and you’re asking, ‘What can I do with what I’ve already got?’ Don’t re-invent yourself. Redeploy!

Posted by: Mark Franklin on September 13, 2011 8:12 am

Come September many people consider career and life changes. But it’s scary to feel you have to “re-invent” yourself. You don’t! You already have strengths and demonstrated interests that you can redeploy into a better or more satisfying career.

Wouldn’t it be so much of a relief to identify great new career possibilities building on what you’ve already got? Like the musical director who redeploys his strengths in music knowledge and performance into a new role teaching music. Like the make-up artist who redeploys her strengths of communicating with challenging clients, and making faces look great, into her new role as funeral director.

Watch this 1-minute YouTube video I made while cycling on a railroad line which was redeployed as the Trans-Canada trail!

What’s your story or someone else’s example of redeploying? Leave a comment on the blog post!
-Mark at

*The views expressed by our authors are personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CCPA

3 comments on “It’s September and you’re asking, ‘What can I do with what I’ve already got?’ Don’t re-invent yourself. Redeploy!”

  1. I also felt compelled to check out the video link and, then of course, the other videos you have on you tube. Although somewhat difficult to hear, I appreciated your commentary on the wind and moving toward something as opposed to being pushed.

  2. Loved the brief article. I am at a juncture where redeployment sure sounds appealing. It seems daunting to go from the known to the unknown; the secure to the not-sure-if-it’s-secure. You are right in that it isn’t necessarily about creating new skills, but in finding a better fit for your knowledge, values and beliefs. Thanks for the reframe…

  3. Much appreciated for the information and share!

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