What is a Seasonal Change in life?

Updated: Apr 4

We all recognize there are developmental markers in a person’s life span such as infancy and the preschool years. Then we refer to our school-age as in our elementary years, middle & high school to define where we are in life. Young adulthood might include our college years and early career. Then we move into events rather than age groups such as getting married, having children, establishing a career, etc. After that, we’re labeled as being mid-life, retirees, seniors, or in our old age. What do you think of when you hear someone has retired?

The picture that comes to my mind is an old person sitting in a rocking chair on their front porch. This, I believe, is a death sentence. That’s why I like to call the last periods of our lives Seasons which means we can define what happens, what we are planning to do, and how we want to be represented, during this time of our life.

Some of you may be at a place where you are wondering what your next season will look like. Are you an executive that has reached a crossroads in your career and you feel you are being called to move on? Maybe you are a business owner that is looking to transition your way out of the day-to-day responsibilities of your business or to sell it and move into a completely new season in life.

Life is overwhelming as it is and trying to figure out the right way to move into our next season is often challenging. After closing my brick & mortar business, I realized that I had probably two "Seasons" in life to look forward to. In my current season, it’s all about transitioning. Finding and doing just the things I want to do that brings me joy. I choose to work just a few hours each day with people I enjoy being with. This allows me to create the time I want to spend with my grandchildren and to find ways to give back to my field by supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs. I'm expecting this season to take me through the next 7-10 years and into my "Final Season".

I enjoy helping others create a pathway for their next Season. I find that high-level executives and business owners often understand the need for developing a financial exit plan, however, what is often overlooked is the physical, mental, and emotional toll it takes on us at a time to leave our business when our energies are not as young as they used to be. This is my niche. I help executive women see a bit into the future, create the desired outlook, and then we work through a road map to get there. For some, it's just helping them create the road map and for others, it's walking them through the pathways and detours as well. Take a look at the programs on my website at SeasonalPathways.com and let me know if you want to talk further about working together to create a vision and plan for your next Season.

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