Ten skills for a life transition
When you embark on a life transition, the skills that brought
you success in a former life will no longer work. It's like
trying to play football on a basketball team.
If you've been following a linear
career path, or become comfortable in a life, you need
to learn these ten new skills.
1. Scrambling: Transition is pickup basketball, not pro football.
2. Multitasking: Your life is a three-ring circus -- and
you can't be perfect anymore.
3. Decision-making without data: You come to a fork in the
road and both paths are unmarked. What do you do next?
intuition: Hang on to your power.
5. Listening and waiting: If you rush, you'll hit a wall.
The toughest skill to master.
6. Not being afraid of fear.
During a life transition, fear is your ally.
7. Taking the freedom
inventory: count your money as well as your blessings.
8. Getting help: how to hire an expert -- and maybe discover
you don't need one
9. Managing identity:
overcome the biggest roadblock to a new life.
10. Enhancing creativity: your most important flotation device.
|Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D. is an author, career coach, and
speaker. She works with mid-career professionals who want to make a fast
move to career freedom. Visit her site http://www.movinglady.com
or call 505-534-4294.