Why I Re-Start My Career Every January

Sonny Melendrez
2 min readNov 9, 2020

How To Prepare Your Mind to Attract Success Ahead

“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~Zig Ziglar

Many years ago, I began a ritual that has served me well in growth, prosperity and enthusiasm for the coming 12 months.

Just before the New Year, I set out to recreate the mindset I had when I first started my career. (In my case, 7 careers: Radio/TV Host, Speaker, Entertainer, Animation, Voice Actor and Author)

The reason is simple: Imagine how much more you could accomplish if you could go back to your first job(s), knowing and having the experience you now enjoy.

Consider this analogy:

Your First Car

The next time you get into your car, sit still for a minute and mindfully go back to the first time you drove alone.

See yourself at the wheel, scanning the dash; imagine starting the engine; smell the experience and hear the sounds of that moment.

Now, imagine that your car today is that car. Be a kid again. And, think how you would have felt if your first experience driving would have been in the car you now drive.