With the economic and employment shifts of recent years, more frequent job transitions have become the new normal. And, anyone who’s ever changed jobs will tell you, job transitions can be stressful—whether they’re due to layoff, promotion or working extra hours because other workers were laid off. If you’re facing another new job, consider the following to smooth your transition and maximize your success:
1: Take an honest look at yourself. What are your strengths, weaknesses, skills? How did those influence—positively or negatively—your transition?
2: Step up your self-care. Major changes are physically and emotionally taxing. You need self-care now more than ever.
3: Engage your curiosity. What went wrong, or right? What could you have done better? What worked really well?
4: Focus on what you want, and less on what you don’t want. Keep your eye on the prize.
5: Enlist support. Seek support from friends and professionals to broaden your perspective and know you are not alone.
6: Work on your thoughts. Calm your fears and reinforce your sense of hope and happiness.
7: Reassure or avoid those who are threatened by, or jealous of, the change.
8: Create your own rite of passage. Ceremonies and rituals enhance transitions.
9: Let go of how things were “supposed to be” and accept “how things are.” Find appreciation for what is.
10: Keep things in perspective. Or try on a new perspective. Don’t get stuck. Remember, the only constant is change. Relax into the new field of opportunities that unfold with every transition.
Author’s content adapted under license, © 2011 Claire Communications
I am retired from 40+ years of helping individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love. One of the great joys of my retirement from professional practice is having greater bandwidth to donate my professional and creative talents to support and promote animal and social welfare charities.
During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll.
My recovery from burnout led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. As a board-certified coach, author, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world.
111419 DJW Sid CH Pet Corner Photo ShootI help clients achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by connecting who they are with what they do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness.
Decades in coaching, consulting, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition, leadership and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled.
Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work, and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else.
I love working with people who are ready to take life-changing action to make their dreams a reality. At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do.
By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire.
My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What’s love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/ Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework.
For fun, I love reading, sewing, knitting, yin yoga, afternoon tea, opera and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my spouse, Wilson Abney, and the cat who runs our life, Maisy Jane.
Transition are indeed stressful mainly because of the growing competition nowadays. I think in such a time, maintaining your cool is very important. We should remember that stress is not the solution and may be it is a way in which you will add your troubles. I second all those above written wonderful suggestions. Have faith and get the best 🙂
Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of wisdom!