As I've checked in with my network over the last few weeks, I can't help but feel a mixed bag of emotions as I let them know I'm moving abroad.
It's hard to know when to listen to your gut, when it's time to make the call and to put things into motion. I've found that the most stressful part seems to be weighing up whether or not to listen to your gut. The rest seems to falls into place more easily than anticipated.
With technology connecting us to so many other parts of the globe, it's easy to consider multiple possibilities when creating your future. I've been part of a team that has encouraged me to grow both personally and professionally, a group of people I'll be sad to leave.
We've managed to successfully roll out our "One Team One Dream Methodology", something our office is (some would say) overly enthusiastic about. We've taken it in our stride, even achieving a shout out at our conference earlier in the year for our efforts to roll it out nationwide. Watch this space.
It's fortunate that I'm part of a team who is excited for me to take the next step overseas and supports my decision to pursue my personal goals. I think it's important to embrace where you are, but also listen to personal ambitions you have and recognise when it's time to take action on those.
I've been lucky enough in my role to help others into work when they've been relocating, interesting that the shoe is now on the other foot.
Whatever the reason, always listen to your gut.
We’re gripped by a powerful, visceral feeling, a deep sense of certainty that tells us what to do. Hire the guy. Don’t take the job. Move forward with the deal. Make an offer on the house. And years later when you tell the story, you’ll say it was the best decision of your life. Good thing you listened to your gut.