So you’ve decided it’s time to make a change. Good for you. Making the decision is the most challenging thing you can do.
Now, how do you figure out how to make it work?
In most situations, you can get clarity by taking an inventory of where you are and where you are heading.
There are three areas of focus:
1) Do the math. What is the cost of your change? Can you do it now? Do you need to save some cash? How much will you need to complete your transition?
2) Factor in the timing? Are you able to begin today? Do you need a few months to prepare? When will you be ready?
3) Consider the distraction. Will starting fast rock the boat and destabilize your current life? Will staying where you are cause more challenges? How will you reduce stress?
The results you get from those questions will give you a good idea about your future.