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Five Tips for Perfect Transition Decisions
You're considering a new career, new place to live or new business, retirement, or any other move. You ask, "Will I be happy?" If you remember the old, old song, "What will be" may not be the answer you're looking for.
There are no one-size-fits-all guidelines, but there are five questions that can help you anticipate how you'll enjoy what you get.
1. "Did I choose to make this move or am I being pressured?" When you feel in control, you are most likely to be happy after you make a move. When you feel you have few or no options, begin to explore strategies to regain your power.
2. "Am I moving to or moving from?" We've all been tempted to take a big leap and just leave whatever we'd like to escape. Sometimes the results bring surprising rewards. When you analyze what you want, rather than what you want to leave, you can make more effective decisions about your next career, city and business.
3. "Can I still be me?" I live in a town where many people move specifically for retirement. Many choose the most rural areas of the county, assuming they'll find nirvana when they've left city life behind. And many are miserable because they didn't realize what they needed to be happy - more stimulation and satisfaction than you can find in the country.
4. "Does my happiness depend on another person or organization?" You move to be closer to your grandchildren - and they're all grown up. You move for a company - and your job disappears due to a policy change. You can't prevent all surprises, but you can make contingency plans and create safety nets.
5. "What options will I have three years after I make the move? Five years?" Will you have more opportunities than you do now or will you feel trapped?
There's no way to predict what will happen, whether you turn left or right at the fork in the road. But the odds are something will change in three to five years. You'll be different. Your professional field will be different. Your workplace will be different. And you'll be ready to make another move.
Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D., wrote Making the Big Move (New
Harbinger 1999). She works with professionals who are tossing and turning over a career decision and need a coach to help them brainstorm a solution.
Success Tips From Boxing
Ray Winstone, the London East End barrow boy, who became an actor famous for acting hard men, did some boxing when he was younger. He learned a key lesson from boxing which helped him in the acting world and which could help any of us in any situation.
Transform Your Fear Into Focus!
The greatest deterrent to success in life is fear. It drains our ambition, denies us power, and strangles our ability to overcome the challenges we face in our personal and professional lives.
Success Without Excuses
If we hope to achieve any worthwhile goal it will be necessary to throw out the excuses. The excuses usually do not deceive others but they may well deceive ourselves.
Success Without Whining About Doing Your Best
In the film 'The Rock', Sean Connery takes a dim view of those who claim to be 'doing their best'. He comments grimly: 'Losers always whine about doing their best.
Ready? Go! Tweak!
Let's set the scene. You're in a packed stadium.
3 Power Tips To Increase Financial Success FA$T!
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be blessed with miraculous success while others are not?Successful people don't achieve their success by accident. It takes much more than skills and talents to attain great success in life.
Action Speaks Louder Than Words
I have written much about how, in order to have more of what we desire in life, we must first do more and, that, in order to do more, we must first become more. In fact, the focus of the majority of my articles and books is about how to become more.
Success: 10 Tips to Make Failure Work for You
1)Failure is normal.Everyone has faced failure.
Sentenced to Success
I once heard a speaker use the statement, "I have been sentenced to success!" I heard that almost twenty years ago, yet it still sticks in my head.Imagine that.
Risking For Success
Everything we do in life involves risk. There's no growth of any kind without risk.
Limiting Beliefs - How to Break Through the Barrier
Circus trainers used to tie a chain around a baby elephant's ankle to stop it from escaping. The chain would be connected to a tall spike which was hammered deep into the ground.
10 Keys to Designing A Personal Lifelong Learning Process
A Lifelong Learning Plan is a conscious, continuous engagement in acquiring, assimilating and applying knowledge and skills in the context of authentic, self-directed growth and challenge. It is rare for individuals to take this initiative.
Nice Guys Really Finish First - Really?
How can anyone with the brain of a cockroach make such a stupid statement?So rang out the scorn of a killer talk show host on a television station in Cleveland. When I was on tour in his city, John Kelly quoted Leo Derocher who said just the opposite -- â??Nice guys finish last.
Success Doesnt Always Come Easy
On a raw, cold day in the European Alps, Lance Armstrong steered his bike into the sleeting snow, then stopped. His partner riding in the car behind him urged Lance to give it up for the day and return to the comfort of his shelter.
Do You Really Think So?
It's not new news. It's not some ethereal theory.
Your Words Have Power
You teach others how to treat you by how you treat yourself. Make a commitment to honor your word, choose your words carefully, and learn how to follow through on all of your promises.
Do You Know Your Success Barriers?
I can tell, with 95% accuracy, if you are going to succeed or fail in life and business based on your answer to the following question, "Do you mostly read for entertainment?"Reading for entertainment is a wonderful way to relax and get away from daily stress. However, in a society where your pay is based on your knowledge and skills, simply reading for entertainment is not enough.
This past Memorial Day weekend I decided to revisit my bookshelf to poke around and reminisce with books I'd read over the last decade. You see, I not only like to collect great books, I also date each one to remind me of when I read it.
The Arenas of Success
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt1.
Youve Got To Find Passion In It
People often ask me, "Josh, if you had one bit of advice with regards to starting a business or looking for a new opportunity or direction in life what would it be?"Admittedly at first glance my answer may appear to be a bit open ended; however, I do believe it does a good job of addressing the question. Without a doubt I believe you've got to be certain that whatever you choose to pursue is something that you place a high value on.
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