In the past few weeks, I offered up steps to take in preparation for a life transition and what you can do to create a shift without making the immediate big change.
Now I am sharing a process that sets you up to make a big life or career transition.
There are two ways to use these tools:
Try out these steps when you know you are ready to implement a change in your life and you feel, “this is it! Now is the time!”
Use any of these tools to move you closer to the change you want in your life or career sometime in the future. Hint – these processes work at ANY TIME to give you more clarity and alignment in your life!
If this moment in our history has awakened something inside you, igniting your creativity and a new direction, and you are ready for a change – use these tools to begin decisive action.
If this time of challenge has provided you or your family with clarity that what is currently occurring cannot continue in the same way – use these tools to walk toward a more sustainable future.
And if you are currently working hard to manage each moment in front of you, using your energy to tend to your well-being and your family’s well-being, and cannot possibly think of or talk about a change right now – you are not alone!
You can try only one of the first steps to gently lay the groundwork for the possibilities of what you want to come in a year or two. (Or come back to this process when you are ready.)
Here is the guide that includes these tools, plus the previous processes offered for building towards a transition in your life.
May you be well as you move toward change or stead yourself right where you are.
Rheanna SmithMake a big change in your career and life
Something needs to change. You can feel it in your muscles or hear it from a quiet, determined voice inside. Perhaps it is a small change whispering to do it differently. Maybe you know something big needs to shift and are feeling antsy and excited.
But what if you cannot make the change right now? Or the way forward isn’t clear?
Focus on what is in front of you and in your control. You can always make subtle changes in your environment and in your own response. Watch this video for actions you can take now to shift your current situation before you make a bigger change.
You do not have to leap all at once. Little shifts in your current environment can lead to new openings and perspectives.
Why, you may ask, am I offering up thoughts on making a big transition in a pandemic and during economic instability?
Many clients and friends are thinking about making large (and small) life transitions.
Multiple times a week I talk with someone about changing a career or finding a new way to do things.
The pandemic, the fight for justice for black and brown people, the economic uncertainty is causing many people to get clear on how they want to show up in the world and where they want to put their efforts.
And some of us are in the thick of the biggest challenges of our lives. There is little time to think of the next hour. If you are there, this first video could still offer a place to carve a little breathing room for what happens in a few years.
Check out these 4 doable steps to move toward a big (or small) transition in your work and life.
I’ve created this guide with all 4 steps as a resource for you.
Getting ready for a transition and not wanting to do it alone?
In a leadership position striving for positive community change and in support of justice for black and brown people?
I am starting 2 new Clear Harbor cohorts this February. One is specifically focused on leaders who are contemplating a career transition.