I haven’t had a lot of experience with job transitions. However, the job transitions I’ve had, have exposed me to the challenges you will face when switching jobs.
Photo by Oliver Cole
Most recently, I switched companies and experienced the challenges once more. Today, we’re going to talk about what challenges you’ll face as you transition to a new organization and what you can do about them.
The Excitement Of A Job Transition
Let’s be honest, when you choose to transition from one organization to another, the transition is exciting. You get to move into a new organization and help them thrive. Your expertise will change the company you’re going to.
That is exciting. You have new opportunities. New challenges. New relationships. And, hopefully, better pay.
These items make a job transition fun and exciting. You’re getting to move out and expand your horizons. Read more...
There are going to be tough times in your organization. Sales might be down or you’ll lose key players.
Something will go wrong. That is a guarantee.
But even in these dark times, you need to do something. You need to give your team hope.
The Power Of Hope
My favorite movie series has to be Star Wars. There’s an epic story that goes on.
One where we see a young, powerful boy transform into the biggest baddie the galaxy has ever seen. From there, we see hope rise with the Rebel Alliance forming to fight back against the evil Empire. And, we’re now at a point where the Jedis are gone and a new Jedi is rising.
The Star Wars movies all carried a similar theme: Hope. We must have hope.
There’s power in hope. And that’s why leaders must give their teams hope. Read more...
Everyone will experience hard times in their lives.
These are the times when it seems like you can’t get ahead. Maybe your bills are piling up. Or it could be the initiatives you’ve launched have failed.
Hard times try us.
You Will Have Hard Times In Your Life
The last couple of years have felt like a mighty battle has been waged in my life.
We had to put down one dog. We’re concerned about the health of our other dog. We left a leadership position at a church (and the church itself). We had to buy 2 vehicles in one year. We had our basement flood and we had struggles with our city’s insurance company.
These hard times have weighed heavy on our hearts and minds. They’re troubling yet reassuring all at the same time. Read more...
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you feel you can’t go on? Or just don’t want to?
We all have those times when life beats us down.
You may have faced criticism on your blog. You may have had to close your business. Or you may have experienced a great loss.
Times like those are hard. No doubt about it.
Image via Guillaume Pasquet
But there is great news. It’s not the end of the line for you.
You can and must make the decision to continue.
How can you do this?