Career Transition Wisdom #6

Today I was reading an interview of a multi-gold-medal-winning Olympian, Lindsay Davenport (tennis). I couldn’t help but notice the parallels in how she prepares for her athletic events and what I would advise in preparing for career-transition “events.” Lindsay believes that one of the keys to her success is her silent ritual before each match. “You need a sense of calm and a big sense of belief.”

That’s true for Olympic athletes and it’s true for career transitioning professionals.

What do you do to cultivate “a sense of calm and a big sense of belief” before you go on your next interview or networking meeting?

Some clients practice meditation, some listen to motivational/inspirational speakers, some practice training their thoughts in more positive directions, some cultivate gratitude. I’ve seen all these techniques make a very positive difference in clients’ career transitions.