Transition From Old To New – #BYOC2020526

Transition From Old To New

May 26th – 2020 @ 9:00 am PT

Techniques for making it a smooth one – A discussion


Transition is a bridge between one chapter (in your life or business) and the next.  The difference between change and transition is: Change happens to you – it is external and often imposed upon you.  Transition is internal; it happens while the change is occurring.  William Bridges says there are three stages of Transition:

  1. Ending, Losing Letting go
  2. Neutral Zone
  3. The new Beginning

There are predictable emotions and needs in each stage.  Book Transitions:  Making Sense of Life’s Changes

As solopreneurs we can manage our transitions by creating a Transition Plan:

  • Discover what the change will be and why it must happen.  Be specific about what will be different.
  • Consider how this change is impacting us.  What feelings are arising? What is happening with productivity?  Find a good listener(s) and talk about the impacts and feelings.  Seek help with reframing our thoughts and words about the change.
  • Do an audit of our OLD business/life.  Detail the strengths we want to carry forward (the work, our roles, colleagues, schedules, responsibilities, tools, skills).  Decide what needs to be left behind and let it go!
  • Start creating a NEW format using all the strengths that we bring along. Experiment with new concepts, new ways of thinking and working.  Set some short term goals so that we get come quick wins.
  • Connect to or form a community of support.  Pitch in and help others.
  • Highlight our success stories and recall them if/when we feel ourselves slipping.
  • Start thinking and planning for the long term.  Renew our vision.

Our Operating Principles:

* Relationships before business (LA)
* You can get everything in life & business if you help enough people get what they want (Zig Zigler)
* Be helpful – with no expectations (Bill)
* We stand for positive possibilities and keep an open mind (LA)
* We deliver our messages with integrity – we deliver what we say we will deliver (Nathan)
* We never sell anything we are not prepared to deliver impeccably (Sue)
* We exceed expectations (Alanna)
* MOZ Code – TAGFEE – Transparent, Authentic, Generous, Fun, Empathetic, Exceptional (Jay)
* We are respectful, cooperative and collaborative (David)
* Our sessions are comforting (Jivita)
* We are building community (Fred)
* We are having fun (Vivek)
* We share our discoveries (LA)
* We respect each other’s time and outside commitments (LA)

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