Starting over is tough. It requires discipline and something I call the StartOver Mindset.
The first step in developing the StartOver Mindset is taking ownership in everything you do, and things that may or may not happen that are often beyond your control.
You have to put yourself into the frame of mind that you are going to start over, let the past go, and move forward on a new path to success. As an Owner, you have no other choice to being with an acknowledgement that you own it.
Owning It and Moving Forward
Four years ago, I had to literally start over and reinvent my business and to a large degree, myself. It was a very humbling experience that turned into a whole new phase of enlightenment for me.
There I was, 57, at the top of my game, and much of what defined me was my success in life was based on my business. I had a wonderful run at serving some amazing tech clients in Israel and the U.S.
After doing this for almost 30 years, I was partially burned out and partially started to see a decline in budgets and while I did not define it as such, I knew it was time to take a break and start over. I was not going to be homeless and while I had saved and saved and saved, it bothered me that I was going to have to dip into my savings until I figured out what was going to be next for me.
I discovered that I was not alone. I met people from all walks of life who were starting over, and coined the term “The StartOver Economy”, representing millions of people around the world who are starting over, reinventing, blowing things up, doing things their own way and owning it. [Read more…]