Are you ready for your next transition? Whether planned or a complete surprise, big changes have the potential to leave you reeling. But they don’t have to.
Natalie Ledwell is a transformational coach who runs a successful online business with her now ex-husband. That’s right, she and her ex are still in business together!
After 20 years of marriage, Natalie and her husband decided to divorce. However, they both acknowledged their business was bigger than their relationship so they had to find a way to continue working together. Natalie knew then she would need to navigate the transition in a healthy way.
Her own lessons are now top tips that can help you make the most of your next transition:
- Find yourself
When you get too comfortable in any area of your life you may find it difficult to discover your true self. Decades of marriage to the same person can make it hard to know who you are apart from them. Staying at the same company for the long haul could mean you struggle to know what you really want out of your career.
Big changes in life give you the opportunity to rediscover who you are. What do you want? What do you like? What were you missing out on before this transition? Explore these questions and spend time getting to know the new you.
- Embrace the pause
Chances are your transition will give you a moment or two to breathe. Take the pause! This can be a valuable time of rest and renewal, a chance to gain clarity for the path ahead.
Imagine the newfound rhythm of a quiet house when you start life as an empty nester. Or the joy of discovering a new city after a move. These are just two examples of the many positives that can come out of change. Embrace the pause and learn from what it has to teach you.
- Enjoy the freedom
Life transitions can be a freeing experience. You may find yourself with less responsibility, more time, more flexibility – or maybe even all 3. It might be that a tough situation is behind you, giving you a true sense of peace.
This new freedom gives you a chance to say what you feel, do what you want, and think about what’s next. It may not look the same way in the days to come, so use this time as a gift to be valued and grateful for.
- Tell a new story
What story do you want to tell? The new beginning that follows a transition gives you the chance to ask this question – and really mean it! What’s more, you can determine who is telling the story.
When a big change is inevitable, you have the power to take charge of your story. Depending on where you’re coming from, this can be a pivotal moment that determines the rest of your life.
Want to finally open your own practice? Go for it. Ready to cross your dream destination off your bucket list? Book the ticket. Now is the perfect time to tell a new story.
Whether your latest transition is an anticipated change or an unwelcomed surprise, make the most of it with the right steps and you’ll be ready to welcome the opportunity it brings.