Surviving the Waiting Period

Written by Myrtis Smith

There comes a time in almost every job when you realize its time for you to leave. Maybe you're fed up withrepparttar red tape and bureaucracy. Maybe you've maxed out your growth potential. Or maybe you're tired of working overtime with little compensation and even less appreciation. Whenever you makerepparttar 101821 decision that its time to go, there is often a gap betweenrepparttar 101822 time you realize its time to go andrepparttar 101823 time you actually leave. This isrepparttar 101824 waiting period.

The waiting period can be difficult to endure, especially if you haven't decided what is next. It takes some people months (even years) to leaverepparttar 101825 waiting period because they focus too much energy on how unhappy they are or waste time daydreaming about a better life. Below are 4 techniques to make it easier to endure your time spent in repparttar 101826 waiting period.

1. Focus on what you want instead of what you don't want. This is especially useful if your next move will be to a new job. Concentrating on what you don't like about your current situation is a waste of energy. That energy would be better spent mentally preparing yourself for your next challenge or building new skills that will help you in another position.

STOP! Stop right now!

Written by Peter Simmons

These days we are all busy and under pressure to squeeze ever more into our working day. Often, we are so busy working and earning a living that we lose sight of our goals. This is especially true when you run your own business. You are so busy actually running your business that you lose sight ofrepparttar reasons that you started it inrepparttar 101820 first place andrepparttar 101821 goals you want to achieve. The problem is that allrepparttar 101822 time you are not absolutely focused and working towards your goals, you and your business are going in another direction altogether. The wrong direction! How do you get back on track and heading inrepparttar 101823 right direction?

Okay, admit it, when wasrepparttar 101824 last time you actually scheduled some quality time to identify your goals and a direction for your business? Last week, last month, last year, never? If you are like most busy business people, you probably havent done it for some time at least. Well, today I'm here to tell you to STOP! Yes, STOP RIGHT NOW and take a breather. Renew that vision, that passion, that excitement. Take some time out and put yourself and your business back on track. Its not difficult to do, it just takes a little investment of your time thats all.

Start by getting out of your usual work environment altogether. Go somewhere relaxing like a coffee bar or a park. Now, think about what you and your business do and how you do it. Reassess all aspects of your business and work life. Try to think creatively and ofrepparttar 101825 bigger picture rather than your usual point of view. Consider how others fit intorepparttar 101826 picture. Ask yourself some difficult questions and explore your answers a little. Write your answers and thoughts down as you work through them - it makes it easier to see them clearly.

Here's some questions to consider and get you started inrepparttar 101827 right area. Add other questions as you feel necessary:

Why did you start your business? How do you do things now? How could you do things better? How do your competitors compare? What do you offer that is unique? What direction are you going in? What direction do you want to go in? What are your goals? What steps are you taking to reach those goals? What opportunities are you missing? What opportunities do you want? What position do you want to be in 5, 10, 15, 20 years time?

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