The ABC’s of Career Transition

A: Accept that you are responsible for your career and your life.

B: Believe that change is possible and that you deserve to be happy.

C: Clarify what you want in your career, and challenge yourself and choose to get those things.

D: Dare to dream big, be determined through hard times; don’t let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do: define that for yourself.

E: Engage in activities that are congruent with your goals.

F: Find your faith in what’s important; face your fears; focus on what you want; forget perfect.

G: Give yourself permission to try, without attaching yourself to the outcome, and remain grateful in all things.

H: Hire a trained, certified career coach to help you achieve your career goals more quickly and easily, keep you motivated, accountable, and on track.

I: Imagine yourself an Abundant Success. What does that look and feel like?

J: Join the company of people who share your goals, your vision, and your best interests.

K: Keep your eyes on the big picture and keep trying, learning, and moving forward.

L: Live in the moment as if you had no future and no past; look for the silver lining in every situation.

M: make decisions that are intentional.

N: Notice when you feel stressed out. What are you believing that isn’t true?

O: Organize yourself and your thoughts for Abundant Success.

P: Plan your career on purpose and prepare to succeed.

Q: Quit making excuses and do something.

R: Realize that anything is possible; there are no mistakes—only learning opportunities.

S: Stop whining and feeling sorry for yourself. Set SMART goals: goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, rewarding, and timely.

T: Take time to do the most important things first.

U: Understand how your thinking affects your career and your choices.

V: Vent if you want, but don’t be a victim.

W: Write your goals down on paper.

X: X-ray your career options; examine what isn’t readily visible others; what do you see?

Y: Yearn more, learn more, be more.

Z: Zero in on careers that will fulfill you personally, professionally, and financially.