What’s critical for making a life or career transition?

The author Chesney Bradshaw
The author Chesney Bradshaw

People experienced trigger events that may make them want to change. The trigger could be a worsening situation at a company or the need for better personal lifework balance. But it also could be lifestyle relocation, personal circumstances, rewiring for “retirement” or venturing on your own.

The problem is that people don’t always have the time to explore alternative possibilities. Those in corporate or professional jobs such as lawyers, doctors and dentists are tied down to their jobs. It also takes time to adjust from one working identity to another.

So how do you go about exploring alternative possibilities? Continue reading “What’s critical for making a life or career transition?”

Smart-Aleck advice on life transitions don’t cut the mustard

"Pump House", Vaal River, Parys, by Chesney Bradshaw
“Pump House”, Vaal River, Parys, by Chesney Bradshaw

Transitions can be an opportunity in self-discovery. But they can also be a nightmare for those who fear change, those who are stuck with super glue to the status quo.

I heard of someone who had been with an organisation for many years and because of bad management the unit where she worked was shut down. But this person, being the leader she is, decided that she would use the opportunity to make a career transition that would give her more personal growth. She is actually looking forward to her career transition. Continue reading “Smart-Aleck advice on life transitions don’t cut the mustard”