Transition In Our Personal & Business Lives

My life is changing, I’m in job transition, I’m at a crossroad, or I’m uncertain about what path I should be on.

Welcome to the circus of life where predictability and fulfillment is anything but. I have experienced all of the above; my mission today is to allay your fears while confronting the reality of unique situations.

My friends, before we jump into the above four areas we need to convey one key premise: transition is largely a state of mind and feeling vs. physical change.

1) “My life is changing.” Confront change and embrace it. Does anyone seriously want a static life? Was it exciting when you received your first paycheck? How about graduating from high school or another level beyond? How did you feel when you got married? Were you overcome with joy at becoming a parent? Our lives constantly change and are in flux; squash the fears and celebrate the moment.

2) “I’m in job transition.” You are not alone by any stretch and this will not be a one-time event for most people. It is vital to stay active with social media, relevant industry groups, and continue to network. Think about where you have been, where you’re at, and what is the next door to walk through via the image I provided above.

3) “I’m at a crossroad.” We all sooner or later must confront the reality of a challenge. The choice is one of fear, uncertainty, doubt or we attack with zeal and optimism. The confrontation is never as bad as we make it out to be. Think pragmatically about solutions and break down them into high-value responses that you can manage daily.

4) “I’m uncertain about what path I should be on.” You are not alone and with the exception of a few people like Jesus Christ, Joan of Arc, and others, we cannot expect to have instant illumination and clarity about our paths or purpose. Transition is never as simple as some make it out to be. I urge you to write your purpose statement.

“My purpose is……………………………….” Think about who you are, what you are all about, and what/whom you truly value. This is truly an extraordinary inner process that will allow you to take a purposeful next step.

My friends, please remember this: respect, consideration, and courtesy matter a lot. Treat others fairly, decently, and equally.

Build your moral compasses carefully and always monitor them daily. You know the battle cry: do your best each day. No one can ask more or less from any of us.

All the best / blessings, Mark

Mark Faris
Mark Farishttp://mpvethics.com/
MARK was born in New York City and currently lives in Minneapolis. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with a B.A. in sociology and speech communications. His entire career spanning 36 years has been in executive sales, marketing, business development, and organizational strategy. He has started and owned three businesses, including a $23 million computer networking company, started up two new sales divisions for publicly telecommunication/data companies including Sprint/Nextel, and was a Board Member for a $225 million U.K. technology manufacturer and distributor. He currently is President of MPV Ethics, LLC., an ethics training and consulting company working with organizations to build better ethical cultures. Mark also has the unique distinction of being convicted for two felonies: mail/wire fraud and money laundering and spent eleven months in a federal prison and halfway house returning to his family in June 2010. He has given over 150 presentations to high school students, universities, B-schools, law schools, and professional audiences regarding the importance of personal and business ethics in our lives. At the core of his renewed philosophy is identification of purpose, building a strong moral compass that helps us effectively deal with dilemmas of all types and sizes. His passion to teach, enrich, and develop others be successful , accountable, and improving the lives of others.
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