I am beginning a 10-month program for Women in Transition next week and am thrilled at the variety of specialties and approaches to life for each of the women involved. It reminds me that business is such a funny thing in so many ways. We each find our interest, our specialty, often in our 20’s and so frequently think this is it for life. “I have found my track, I’m on it, and now a smooth ride begins.”
That is, until unexpected life experiences transform you, change you, and show you aspects of your personality you had never experienced before. Life experiences allow you to see your true values, your beliefs, and your attitude toward change, disappointment, regrouping to reassess your choices and so much more.
Consequently, at different points in your life you come to question if this job, career, lifestyle, or even relationship is right for you any longer. You discover that dreams and visions you developed at 20, 30, 40, and later were each built on increasing levels of wisdom, self-understanding, and responsibilities. None of those riches were possible or accessible when you were making somewhat less discerning decisions at an earlier age.
For some, the changes are not about major leavings and/or starting over but instead about changing approach, understanding, and expectations. For others, there is a lifetime of re-awakenings with major degrees of starting over, a new location, new home, new job, and new relationships. Each of us is walking a different journey, not right or wrong one, simply different.
If you are questioning your life at the moment, your avocations, your vocation, your life-purpose, and so much more, what are you doing to get answers? What are you doing to rediscover dreams and a self that may have been lost in the mindset of struggle years ago? What are you doing to bring passion, joy, and a new approach to life into your world?
More than once I have opened a new business, moved my home, (even to a new country) and developed new relationships, while still keeping some amazing gifts of friendship in my life from 30,40 and 50 years ago. Dolly Parton and Kenny Rodgers sang, “you can’t make old friends.” and boy were they correct. Those friends are blessings beyond anything we can dream of. They know all our fears, our desires, our strengths (even when we don’t) as well as our vulnerabilities, and they love us, nonetheless. How blessed we are…
If you are ready to bring those “old friends” into your new life, your new lifestyle, or new approach to life, post-career, mid-career, or changing careers, let me know. I would love to support you in the transition that calls you to the next stage of your journey, and the next version of who you are called to be.
I find it exciting, life-giving, and an adventure I wouldn’t miss. I’d love to share it with you and lovingly guide you on the way so that fear is replaced by passion, grieving is replaced by joy, and confusion is replaced by clarity, focus, and intent making anything possible, with humor and faith!