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.