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•  APPRECIATE THE JOURNEY YOU ARE ON!
•  LEARN TO USE THE LESSONS FROM THE CYCLE OF
CAREER CHANGE
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  1. 1. The  Cycle  of  Career  Change     “The principles you live by create the world you live in; if you change the principles you live by you will change your world” Blaine Lee “Change comes more from managing the journey than from announcing the destination” William Bridges With  Bev  Taylor  at  the          
  2. 2. The  Cycle  of  Career  Change   You  know  how  ‘the  learned’  put  o8en  put  together  lists  of:  The  Most  Stressful   Life  Events’?     I  saw  one  recently  that  rated  “changing  careers”  as  less  stressful  than  -­‐  “sex   difficul+es”  -­‐  and  about  as  stressful  as  “a  change  in  the  number  of   arguments  with  spouse”  -­‐  and  “having  a  mortgage  over  £60,000.”   BUT,  It’s  not  true!!!     Changing  careers  —  or  doing  anything  that  changes  your  very  idenKty,  your   sense  of  who  you  are  —  is  unbelievably  stressful.  But  in  the  same  way  that   recognising  that  almost  every  child  will  learn  to  walk  by  first  crawling,  then   holding  onto  furniture  and  then  by  fall  a  lot  we  get  to  be  kind  to  ourselves   by  recognising  that  there    are  some  stages  to  making  changes.       Knowing  how  change  happens  helps  us  get  back  up  every  Kme  we  fall  just  like   our  precious  babies  do  when  they  are  learning  to  walk.   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   2  
  3. 3. Understanding  Change   I  was  talking  to  a  bright,  moKvated  career  woman  the  other  day  and  she  was   nearly  in  tears  when  she  was  telling  me  how  difficult  it  had  been  for  her  to   make  the  career  changes  she  has  dreamed  of.       And,  she  feels  so  stuck  …  life  has  got  in  her  way  –  and  they  were  important   things  –  not  just  ‘procrasKnaKon  type  of  things  either!       I  so  wanted  her  to  understand  more  about  change  -­‐  I  wanted  her  to  know   deep  down  inside  that  change  could  happen.    I  knew  that  it  wouldn’t  take   all  the  pain  and  frustraKon  away  but  I  wanted  her  to  know  about  the  four   most  important  elements  in  changing  a  behavior.    I  wanted  her  to  know   because  aside  from  sympathy  and  understanding  –  Which  we  all  need   from  Kme  to  Kme  –  knowing  that  struggling  with  change  is  a  human   condiKon  –  o8en  helps  us  get  back  up  –  dust  ourselves  off  –  and  try  again!   So  here  they  are  …  just  for  you:   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   3  
  4. 4. Understanding  Change   1.  We  need  to  be  ready  to  change  –  We  have  to  gather  together  the   resources  and  knowledge  to  successfully  make  a  lasCng  change   2.  We  have  to  work  on  our  innermost  personal  barriers  to  change  -­‐  Is  there   anything  prevenCng  you  from  changing  –  are  you  willing  to  change?   3.  We  do  need  to  expect  to  slip  up  –  it’s  in  the  slips  that  we  can  learn  our   most  profound  lessons.    PLUS  we  need  to  discover  what  might  trigger  a   return  to  a  former  behavior  or  belief?   4.  Most  change  takes  Cme.    From  Cme  to  Cme  we  change  instantly.    That   kind  of  change  happens  to  individuals  on  only  around  20%  of  the  Cmes   we  try  …  that  means  80%  of  the  Cme  …  it  takes  Cme!   Most overnight successes were years in the making! www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   4  
  5. 5. Understanding  Change   How do YOU deal with the 80% of longer term change? There  are  two  simple,  but  courageous  ways  …   UNDERSTAND  THE  NATURE  OF  CHANGE     &    BE  WILLING  TO  CHANGE  SOME  OF  YOUR   PATTERNS!!!   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   5  
  6. 6. Understanding  Change   And  how  do  YOU  do  that  …  one  way  is  to  get  to  know  the  Cycle  of  Career   Change!   One  of  the  best-­‐known  approaches  to  change  is  known  as  the  "Stages  of   Change"  model,  which  was  introduced  in  the  late  1970's  by  researchers   James  Prochaska  and  Carlo  DiClemente.  The  Stages  of  Change  Model  has   been  found  to  be  a  consistently  effecKve  way  of    understanding  how  the   80%  people  make  changes.   In  this  model,  you  will  find  that  when  you  are  on  the  80%  side  of  making   change  …  then  for  change  to  occur,  it  will  be  happening  gradually  and  that   slipping  back  is  normal  –  it’s  not  fun  but  it  happens  but  we  do  get  to  learn   and  start  again.    In  life,  one  of  our  tasks  is  to  learn  to  fail  well  and  it  is  no   different  in  career  change!    SORRY!!!!!   THREFORE, BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF – YOU HAVE LESSONS TO LEARN! www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   6  
  7. 7. Understanding  Change   The more you beat yourself up and don’t settle down to learn the lessons … the longer it will take … surrender to the lessons life is teaching you but DON’T SURRENDER to failure! Don’t  surrender  to  failure  …  but  do  this  instead  …     Get  to  know  where  you  are  on  the  Cycle  of  Career  change  and  begin  to  put   things  in  place  so  that  you  can  cycle  around  and  make  the  career  change   that  you  want.     Take  a  look  at  the  Cycle  of  Career  Change  on  the  next  page  and  then  Ask   yourself  the  quesKons  on  the  page  a8er  that   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   7  
  8. 8.                            The     Cycle  of  Career  Change   7.  Slipping   Around   1.  Distancing     6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   8  
  9. 9. Where  are  you  on  the  Cycle?   1.  I  made  my  career  change  more  than  six  months  ago   2.  I  have  taken  ac+ons  to  move  me  to  my  career  change  within  the  past  six   months.     3.  I  am  intending  to  take  ac+on  in  the  next  month.     4.  I  am  intending  to  take  ac+on  in  the  next  4  months   5.  I  am  taking  +me  to  build  my  confidence  in  my  self  and  my  new  career   6.   Oh  dear,  I  am  all  over  the  place   Answers  on  the  next  page!   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   9  
  10. 10. Where  are  you  on  the  Cycle?   If  no  to  all  statements  –  Distancing     If  yes  to  statement  4  –    In  2  Minds     If  yes  to  statements  3  and  4  and  no  to  others  -­‐  Prepara+on     If  yes  to  statement  2  and  no  to  statement  1  -­‐    Ac+on     If  yes  to  statement  1  -­‐  Maintenance  stage   If  yes  to  statements  1  and  5  –  Rooted  and  Grounded  &  Maintenance   If  yes  to  statement  6  –  Slipping  around  &  maybe  Distancing     www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   10  
  11. 11. The  Stages  of  the  Cycle   Stage  1  –  Distancing   During  this  stage,  one  of  two  things  happen:       1)  Life  is  so  intense  and  complicated  that  you  cannot  contemplate  any   change  –  even  though  the  job  you  are  doing  is  driving  you  crazy.    At  this   stage  the  ‘job’  has  security.       Or     2)  You  don’t  see  that  changing  your  career  has  anything  to  do  with  helping   you  find  your  desKny.  Others  may  tell  you  that  you  need  to  seriously   think  about  changing  your  career.    They  say  things  like:  You’re  wasted   there.    You  really  need  to  believe  in  yourself  more,  etc.    All  this  means   that  you  can  be  perfectly  miserable  but  you  are  also  perfectly  content   to  stay  in  your  job  –  for  a  myriad  of  reasons.   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   11  
  12. 12. The  Stages  of  the  Cycle   Stage  2  -­‐  In  2  Minds   Being  in  ‘2  Minds’  means  that  part  of  you  is  considering  making  a  career   change    in  a  few  months  –  or  a  year  -­‐  but  you  are  sKll  not  sure  –  it’s  a   dream  really.  You  may  have    a  few  niggles  –  your  friends  just  might  be   right  .    Or  life  has  senled  a  bit  and  you  start  to  intensely  feel  how  much   you  want  out.       The  problem  with  you  when  you  are  here  is  that  as  quick  as  the  ‘I  want  to   change’  thought  comes  into  your  mind  another  thought  follows  quickly   –  reminding  you  that  you  have  bills  to  pay  or  you  don’t  know  anything   about  starKng  a  business  or  you  may  not  feel  that  you  can  possibly  take   a  salary  cut.    It’s  a  very  Kring  place  and  later  on  the  effects  of  being  in   Stage  2  can  be  quite  demoralizing  –  this  is  when  our  memories  become   very  elephant  like  –  we  never  forget  this  stage.    Unless  we  develop   techniques  to  deal  with  the  effects  of  it.      At any given point, about 80% of us are in the first two stages of this model! YIKES!!!!! www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   12  
  13. 13. The  Stages  of  the  Cycle   Stage  3  –  PreparaCon   This  one  ‘does  what  it  says  on  the  Kn’  -­‐  a8er  you  decide  you  really  do  want  a   career  change,  you  enter  the  PreparaKon  stage.       At  this  stage  you  ‘get  it’  –  you  take  personal  responsibility  for  the  changes   you  need  to  make.    You  may  start  looking  around  for  new  work,  part   Kme  work,  a  course  of  study  to  prepare  you  for  the  change  over,  you   may  hire  a  coach  (or  join  a  Career  changing  program!).     And,  You  start  planning  to  take  acKon.   This is either a really exciting stage or a bit daunting … depending on how many times you’ve tried to make the career change or depending on how many times it feels like life has thrown you off track. Either way, be mindful of getting your prep really right, learn from past lessons, prepare for life etc. so you don’t have to go round again! www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   13  
  14. 14. The  Stages  of  the  Cycle   Stage  4  –  AcCon   In  this  stage  you  acKvely  pursue  the  change  you  want  to  make.  For  example,   you  actually  start  a  course  or  you  start  working  part  Kme  or  you  begin   your  dream  career  alongside  your  9-­‐5  job  –  or  gulp!  –  you  resign!       This  stage  can  be  around  6  months  –  it  all  depends  on  what  you  are  trying  to   accomplish.    When  someone  is  in  this  stage,  others  can  observe  that   they  are  making  an  effort  to  break  get  a  new  job  or  change  careers.     The  AcKon  stage  has  it’s  dangers.    You  are  very  much  sKll  exploring  and   learning  and  you  can  be  blown  about  with  life’s  circumstances.   Unfortunately,  only  about  20%  of  us  are  in  AcKon  at  any  given  Kme,  but   most  programs  to  help  us  lose  weight  or  increase  exercise  or  change   careers  assume  we  are  ALL  at  this  stage  of  change  and  they  actually   also  believe  that  we  will  go  swi8ly  into  Maintenance  –  the  next  stage.   SomeKmes  we  do  a  lot  of  ‘acKon’  but  not  a  lot  of  ‘internal  changing’  (that’s   not  deliberate  –  it’s  just  our  learning  curve)  –  or  we  don’t  complete  all   the  changes  we  need  to  make  in  our  acKon  stage.    And  that  can  lead  to   ‘slipping  up’  and  starKng  the  cycle  again.   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   14  
  15. 15. The  Stages  of  the  Cycle   Stage  5  -­‐  Maintenance   When  you  reach  maintenance,  you  have  done  amazingly  well!    For  at   least  6  months  you  have  made  the  changes.       The  changes  that  you  have  made  are  internal  as  well  as  external.    You  have   successfully  changed  your  mindsets  and  you  think  of  yourself  as  an   ‘entrepreneur,  a  businesswoman,  an  expert  …  you  are  on  your  way  to   success.    It  takes  much  less  effort  to  remember  that  ‘you  know   something  &  that  you  really  do  deserve  this  kind  of  life’!  Just  like  in  the   acKon  stage  –  people  see  you  acKvely  gerng  out  there  and  achieving.   Your  main  task  at  this  stage  is  to  prevent  yourself  from  slipping  (that’s   stage  6!)  into  old  ways  of  thinking  and  bad  habits.   Maintenance  has  it’s  dangers  too!    Old  habits  can  come  back/life  gets  in  the   way/we  feel  we  must  ‘slip’  into  old  ways  of  thinking  and  feeling  (I  don’t   deserve  success  or  I  really  am  rubbish  at  this!)  …  work  on  mindsets  to   avoid  slippage.   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   15  
  16. 16. The  Stages  of  the  Cycle   Stage  6  -­‐  Rooted  and  Grounded   This  is  really  a  part  of  the  Maintenance  Stage  in  the  original  model  but  I  felt   it  was  so  important  to  career  change  that  I  have  added  this  stage  to   help  you  keep  focused  on  what  you  need  to  do  to  ensure  change.   Rooted  and  Grounded  is  about  connecKng  with  yourself  and  learning  from   your  mistakes,  it’s  about  being  kind  and  gentle  with  yourself,  it’s  about   failing  well.    It’s  also  about  keeping  up  mindfulness.    This  is  the   ‘internal’  growth  part  of  your  journey.    It  must  not  be  neglected!   “Respond; don't react. Listen; don't talk. Think; don't assume.”  Raji  Lukkoor   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   16  
  17. 17. The  Stages  of  the  Cycle   Stage  7  -­‐  Slipping  Around   It  happens!  It’s  normal!  It’s  frustraCng!    But  only  if  you  let  it  be!    SomeCmes  we  stop  doing  what  works!    SomeKmes  life  comes  up  and  hits  us  hard  and  we  go  back  to   what  we  know  for  sure  –  what’s  safe!    Slipping  around  people  are  feeling  preny  bad.    They  just   don’t  know  what  else  to  do.    So,  they  end  up  losing  confidence  in  themselves  and  the  new   business  or  the  new  life  they  want.       SomeKmes  this  stage  is  experienced  more  internally  than  externally  –  i.e.  our  ‘Rooted  and  Grounded’   self  just  loses  the  confidence  and  knowledge  that  it  was  learning  and  we  end  up  doubKng   ourselves  and  our  desKnies.       It  can  also  be    characterized  by  behaviours  as  well.    We  stop  keeping  our  books  up  to  date,  we  over   work  ourselves,  we  are  reduced  to  tears  -­‐  it’s  o8en  seen  by  ourselves  as  ‘weakness’  –  and  some   so  called  friends  and  some  members  of  our  family  like  to  point  and  say  –  see  I  told  you  so!   SomeKmes  Stage  7  is  only  with  us  for  a  moment  ,  a  day,  or  maybe  longer.    What  ever  you  do  in  this   stage  don’t  give  up  and  do  remember  that  you  will  most  likely  be  cycling  around  an  emoKonal   cycle  while  you  figure  it  all  out.       You  may  even  shut  down  a  bit  …  doing  some  ‘distancing’  in  stage  1  of  the  cycle.    Trust  me  it’s  ok.    It  is   only  a  stage  –  remember  your  roots  and  how  you  ground  yourself.    Be  gentle  with  yourself.   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   17  
  18. 18. There  are  3  myths  about  change   Myth  1:  Change  is  easy.  You  decide  to  change  and  then  you  "just  do  it."   Fact:  Change  is  not  that  simple.  Most  of  us  will  "fail"  many  Cmes  before  we   make  a  permanent  change  in  behaviour.     I  like  to  think  of  making  a  change  as  akin  to  climbing  a  mountain.  You  may  know   where  you  want  to  go,  but  at  Kmes  you  can  slip  and  go  back  down  a  few  feet,   or  even  fall  all  the  way  down  to  the  bonom!  Although  having  a  setback  can   leave  you  feeling  like  a  "failure,"  it  is  important  to  realize  that  when  you  "fall,"   you  never  go  all  the  way  back  to  the  beginning  because  you  have  gained  some   experience  on  the  journey.  You  can  use  what  you  have  learned  to  increase  the   odds  of  success  the  next  Kme.     DO  NOT  think  of  these  stages  as  being  a  one-­‐way  street  starKng  at  Distancing  and   ending  with  Maintenance  and  Rooted  and  Grounded.  It  is  much  more  realisKc   and  helpful  to  think  of  the  stages  as  being  more  like  a  spiral  staircase  where   you  can  move  up,  but  you  can  also  come  back  to  a  place  you  have  been   before.     www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   18  
  19. 19. There  are  3  myths  about  change   Myth  2:  If  you  don't  make  a  change  the  first  Cme,  you  will  never  change.   Fact:  At  any  given  point,  only  20%  of  us  are  able  to  make  a  permanent   change  with  only  one  try.     Prochaska's  research  confirms  that  people  typically  go  through  the  stages  of   change  several  Kmes  before  they  achieve  success.     Those  who  eventually  reach  their  goal  are  determined  and  don't  let  their   "failures"  stop  them-­‐  they  learn  from  their  mistakes,  they  know  how  to  fail   successfully  –  they  keep  themselves  rooted  and  grounded  in  the  middle  of   turmoil!   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   19  
  20. 20. There  are  3  myths  about  change   Myth  3:  It  only  takes  willpower  to  make  change  happen.  If  I  can't  change  a   habit,  it's  because  I'm  weak.   Fact:  If  changing  habits  were  only  a  mafer  of  willpower,  we  would  all  be   more  successful  at  making  changes  and  sCcking  to  them.     Making  changes  in  your  behaviour  is  more  about  being  smart  than  being   strong.  If  you  are  going  to  anempt  to  make  a  change,  it  really  helps  to   understand  what  you  are  up  against.     There  are  specific  things  you  can  do  at  each  stage  of  the  model  to  help  you   move  through  the  process  of  change  much  faster.  For  example,  from   research  it  is  known  that  in  order  for  a  person  to  move  from   ContemplaKon  to  AcKon,  the  pros  of  making  a  change  MUST  outweigh  the   cons  of  changing.  There  are  techniques  you  can  employ  to  help  shi8  that   balance  in  favour  of  moving  into  AcKon .   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   20  
  21. 21. How  to  look  ager  yourself  as  you  go   around  the  Career  Change  Cycle   I’ve  set  out  a  few  do’s  and  don’ts  for  helping   yourself  as  you  mange  your  career  change  –   using  the  Cycle  of  Career  Change.       There really are some things you can do to help you when you are in each stage. www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   21  
  22. 22. How  to  look  ager  yourself  as  you  go   around  the  Career  Change  Cycle   Although  this  model  is  in  the  shape  of  a  circle  and  it  looks   like  you  will  go  through  each  stage  …  in  truth  o8en   what  happens  is  that  as  we  learn  life’s  lessons  we  will   only  spend  a  moment  in  some  of  the  stages  moving   straight  into  acKon/maintenance/rooted  and  grounded   …  so  there  can  be  some  shortcuts  but  only  if  you  know   how  to  work  the  cycle.       There  is  no  short  cut  for  learning  and  being  rooted  and   grounded.    Get  that  one  right  and  the  cycle  will  simply   measure  your  moods  and  emoKons  and  you  will  be   winning  all  the  way  with  your  career  change!   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   22  
  23. 23.                            The     Cycle  of  Career  Change   7.  Slipping   Around   1.  Distancing     6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   23  
  24. 24. Distancing   7.  Slipping   Around   1.  Distancing     6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   • How you can help yourself" • Accept yourself" • Remember and reflect on the good things about who you are and changes that you have made" • Acknowledge the difficulties while being gentle with yourself" • Don’t push yourself but do search for alternative answers – after all the sign of madness is doing the same thing over and over again" • Start looking at Mindfulness as a way forward" How you can harm yourself" • Try to talk yourself into change" 5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   • Argue with yourself so that you become angry or upset with yourself" • Judge yourself" • Let other people tell you what and how to make changes" • Allow other people’s judgments to affect you" www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   24  
  25. 25. In 2 Minds   7.  Slipping   Around   1.Distancing     6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   How you can help yourself" •  Recognise that you are going to feel ambivalent and make your goals around understanding your ambivalence" •  Spend time ‘noticing what you do want’ rather than what you don’t want." •  Just like in Distancing, reflect on other ways of going forward rather than doing the same things over and over again." •  Be curious about new ways of getting there." •  Practice simple Mindfulness exercises " How you can harm yourself" •  Push yourself into making a commitment. " •  Go into problem solving mode." •  Talk and talk and talk about it" •  Don’t assume that just because you are in the process of making active decisions that your ambivalence will disappear." www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   25  
  26. 26. Preparation   7.  Slipping   Around   1.  Distancing     6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   How you can help yourself" • Begin to think … so, ‘what needs to happen for that to happen’" • Tweak things, and notice what works really well and not so well" • Now’s the time to set clear, realistic attainable goals using ARTful Goal setting" • Again … identify what you can do well and begin to plan doing more of it" • Look around for resources – people, courses, books etc." • Practice Mindfulness" How you can harm yourself" • Just rush straight into ‘action’" • Do what worked for you in the past in exactly the same way!" • Assume that your ambivalence will not come back and that you’ve got it all sorted out!" • Just think and don’t do anything!" • Listen to EVERYONE’S suggestions and lose track of what you are discovering" • Ignore your ambivalence" www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   26  
  27. 27. Action   7.  Slipping   Around   How you can help yourself" • Nightly write down what has changed" • Nightly write down what has gone well." • Hold onto your long term goals and ‘tweak’ them as and when you need to" • Take small steps " • Practice Mindfulness" • Ask for help " 1.  Distancing     6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   How to harm yourself" • Don’t reflect at all just do, do, do, do" • Don’t look for new ways of doing things" • Be rigid in how you carry out your actions." • Assume the problem is solved" • Ignore issues" www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   27  
  28. 28. Maintenance   7.  Slipping   Around   1.  Distancing     6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   How you can help yourself" •  Have contingency plans " •  Measure your actions through scaling 1 – 10 on a regular basis so you can clearly see your progress." •  Always look for exceptions and learn from setbacks" •  Use ART to help you keep away from trips and traps, disempowering thoughts and feelings" •  Practice mindfulness" How you can harm yourself" •  Think that you have it made and let go too early" •  Stop diarizing" •  Stop practicing mindfulness" •  Stop doing what works" •  Alienate yourself from real honest friends and family members" •  … I could go on!" www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   28  
  29. 29. Rooted & Grounded   7.  Slipping   Around   1.  Distancing   6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   4  AcKon   How you can help yourself" •  Make Mindfulness your regular practice" •  Continue all your great practices and have creativity as a major goal." •  Keep your eyes open for new and exciting opportunities. " •  Measure your actions through scaling 1 – 10 on a regular basis so you can clearly see your progress." •  Always look for exceptions and learn from setbacks" •  Use ART to help you keep away from trips and traps, disempowering thoughts and feelings" How you can harm yourself" •  Think that you have it made and let go too early" •  Stop diarizing" •  Stop Mindfulness" www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   29  
  30. 30. Slipping Around   7.  Slipping   Around   1.Distancing   6.  Rooted  and   Grounded   2.  In  2  Minds   5.   Maintenance   3.PreparaKon   How you can help yourself" •  Trust yourself that you can learn from ‘failure’ which is really feedback" •  Remember: the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again" •  Remember Thomas Edison ‘I’ve not failed, I just know 10,000 ways that won’t work. " •  Give yourself some space and grace. " •  Work on any guilt and failure feelings" •  Practice Mindfulness. " How you can harm yourself" •  Label yourself as a failure" •  Underestimate how your ambivalence will affect your" •  See your work as ‘failed’" 4  AcKon   NOTE: Slipping Around does not infer failure. " •  Change is difficult " •  It’s unreasonable to have no ‘slips’ " •  Several trips around the cycle may be necessary." •  Use ARTful techniques to learn from your slips.   www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   NOTE:  You  will  be   learning  ARTful   techniques  in   your  emails!   30  
  31. 31. And  …     If you really believe in what you're doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. Laurie  Notaro     www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   31  
  32. 32. Remember  …     •  APPRECIATE THE JOURNEY YOU ARE ON! •  LEARN TO USE THE LESSONS FROM THE CYCLE OF CAREER CHANGE •  LEARN LIFE’S LESSONS! •  CHANGE HAS PATTERNS & LESSONS – GO WITH THEM! •  LOOK AFTER YOUR SELF! •  NEVER GIVE UP! And, no one ever did it alone! www.careerchangeacademy.co.uk   bev@careerchangeacademy.co.uk     32  
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