Midlife Transition? No Worries
Opportunities come in disguise. Therefore, those who want to experience the lure as well as the peril of a midlife transition should equip themselves suitably to recognize the opportunities that come their way. But how they can equip themselves may be a digression. The point the post deals with is how they should go about the transition process.
If you have decided to opt for a big change during the middle of your life or if a change has been forced on you, there are chances of you feeling insecure during the transition phase. Remember, insecure feeling is real pain. If you have it, you cannot perform to your optimum capabilities.
Of course, you may face other issues also during the transition phase. Main among them may be fear because you are not certain of your future as well as your success. You may also worry whether everything will work out as planned. Despite all these issues, you must move on to overcome the issues you may face during the transition phase.
How to go about it?
1. Focus your mind on the advantages you are likely to enjoy once the transition phase is over. Apart from allaying your fear, such a changed focus may make you stronger so you will be be ready to put forth your efforts.
2. Once you are able to think in the right perspective, start planning because planning alone will give shape your ideas during the transition phase. You may ask why planning is necessary. You may also think that instead of wasting time on planning, you can keep taking the required action and as you move along, you can plan the subsequent steps. But this approach is wrong. Just think for a while and ask yourself if you will board a bus without planning where you should reach. Planning is nothing but fixing your goal and devising the right strategies to achieve the goal.
There may be situations wherein you may have to learn a few new skills or acquire knowledge about new things. This is part of the process. But it is not advisable to continue learning. The best way is to learn as you implement the skills or the knowledge you have acquired. Experts also advise that "doing" can be more effective in teaching rather than thinking as to how to go about the implementation. So, take the plunge and start acting.
3. Be present wherever you think there are opportunities for the venture you may have chosen for your transition. For example, if you intend to offer a service, you should make known to every one and more particularly, those who may need that service that you are ready to provide them with that service. This is nothing but promotion.
There are many ways to promote your services. Ads including classified ads, sending sales letters crafted by competent copywriters, writing blogs, posting articles on directories, using the social media appropriately, etc. are some of the ways to promote the services you offer.
As you come across more and more people who may need your services, you may have to tweak your services so these people are able to solve their problems with your help.
This is how you can complete the transition process.