You have had your light bulb moment. You’ve finally figured out what you would like to be if you grow-up! You’re diving right into it head first, devouring your practice, making plans and taking actions. Nothing has ever excited you so much better. You are on your creative flow, there is nothing stopping you!
Wake up daydreamer! It is Monday morning and you are back on your “day job” again. Weighed down from the challenges of maintaining a paycheck coming in and attempting to balance what you like with everything you are moving away from. Stuck at the in-between, the outplacement period, the one final step is preventing you from diving full-time into your fire.
For most mid-career changers, this is the very fact of eventually pursuing your passion. Spending those past few months (or years) on your previous career may be among the most bothersome, demotivating adventures of making the outplacement. Fortunately, there are a number of tips for maintaining your sanity until you are finally able to earn the cut.
2 Strategies for Staying Sane During a Mid-Career Outplacement
1. Money Talks! – Many mid-career changers remain in their existing positions so that they can place themselves in a financial position to make the outplacement easily. What exactly are you currently financing by remaining on your work? You might be investing more in your 401K, maintaining your health insurance benefits, socking away money into savings or paying off your start-up expenditures. No matter your money motivation, then keep this at the forefront of your ideas every day. Seeing your existing position as a launching pad for the future is a terrific way to stay motivated.
2. A Job worth Doing is Worth Doing Well – The temptation is to start slacking off on your existing occupation. All things considered, you want all of your energy, focus and focus on your dream career, right? Wrong. There is no rule that says you cannot do both well and also the simple fact is, you may feel much better about yourself if you do. Slacking off does not do anybody any good. You wind up feeling terrible about your work performance, which may block your creative flow and prevent you in your tracks of your dream job. If your motivation is lagging, simply refer back to some motives for remaining in #1.