Are you wondering whether you should be looking for a business to buy, or talking to headhunters about your next interview prospect?
Transitions can be exciting. They can also be tough. We start with a buoyant attitude, and then as we look around and start investigating the options, it seems that the economy isn’t as great as we first thought. During the light of day we feel the optimism and know this could be the most exciting stage of our life. Late at night it feels as if we have exhausted the options.
I’ve spoken to enough people at this stage to know what goes on in your head and your life! Yes, I’ve experienced living with someone who has been through retrenchment and I’ve also coached others who have been through it too. There are so many factors at play that even though you might be naturally a positive go-getter and an achiever, there are times when you feel that you need a bit of help.
Do you need a career coach? Or is it a business coach you need? Perhaps you just need a sounding board and a thinking partner. Someone who will ask you the tough, awkward questions to help you reveal what you really, really want. It’s important to have a confidential space in which you can explore ideas, uncover your strengths, skills and talents and boost your confidence. When your confidence is solid, that’s when you can market yourself properly – whether it’s to a prospective business partner or a future employer (or a life partner!)
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