When you hear the question “are you pregnant?”, what comes to mind? The key word might be expectation. I recently shared this topic with my group at JMS. The concept and question is one I credit to Tony Evans. Getting ‘pregnant’ creates a certain kind of expectation. What will it be? How is my life going to change? Etc. etc.
For those in job transition, there is a kind of pregnancy happening. Male or female does not matter. You cannot help but start to wonder about the expectation of what is to come. People need to grab a firm vision of this next chapter of life. The best approach is to establish a good, solid vision of the outcome you hope to achieve. Instead of letting events and circumstances swirl around you, take the time to do a little vision mapping. Create a mental picture of the outcome you want. Then start performing your work.
Professional athletes do this as part of a regular regimen. Why shouldn’t you? Oh, by the way…congratulations on getting pregnant!