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10 Ways to a Graceful Career Transition

March 12, 2010 by Jeanne Vandermeer  
Filed under Life Coaching

These is no doubt career transitions can be stressful.

If you’re facing a significant career transition, here are 10 ways to move gracefully through the experience.

    · Take an honest look at yourself. What are your strengths, weaknesses and skills? How did these attributes influence your transition? How can you leverage your strengths?
    · Increase your self-care. Major changes are physically and emotionally taxing. You need EXTREME self-care now more than ever.
    · Engage your curiosity. What went wrong, or right? What could you have done better? What worked really well?
    · Focus on what you want, and less on what you don’t want. Create a comparison and contrast T Chart with what you don’t want on the left and what you do want on the right.  What did you learn?
    · Find support. Since your transition affects your family as well, it may be better to seek the outside support of friends, mentors or a professional life coach.
    · Be Mindful of your thoughts. Calm your fears and reinforce your sense of gratitude, hope and happiness.
    · Stay away from people who are threatened,  jealous or unwilling to support your change.
    · Create your own rite of passage. Ceremony and ritual help with all transitions.
    · Let go of how things were “supposed to be” and accept “how things are.”
    · Keep things in perspective. Or try on a new perspective. The only constant in your life is change.

Allow yourself the time to work through a serious career transition, keep your family and close friends involved, allow for setbacks, work on a reasonable time line and find humor in the day to day journey.  Your life is so much more important than you can imagine.

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2 Responses to “10 Ways to a Graceful Career Transition”
  1. admin says:

    Thank you. I appreciate comments from people like you!

  2. admin says:

    Look for more on career transitions, I’m working on new material and new teleseminars.

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