In two previous articles I wrote about the first two steps of the three-part WOW process. WOW, of course, is an acronym for: Wanting, Ouching, Winning. The first two articles, Wanting and Ouching, can be found through the links below. In this article I will write about the last step, Winning.
This is the most important step in the process of positive work/life change and perhaps the most challenging because it calls for courage and confidence in yourself to achieve your personal happiness.
Before I introduce Winning, I would like to briefly remind you of the two previous steps:
Step 1: Wanting requires assessment and self-awareness:
Step 2: Ouching requires an attitude of acceptance:
And now -
Step 3: Winning requires a sense of personal adventure and awakening to what can be in this next stage of life and work:
The steps in Winning include:
Working through the three-step WOW process can be daunting. Take your time to move through each step and remember, it is not a linear process but a circular process. You may find yourself returning to and reevaluating Step 1 after examining Step 2 or Step 3. Don’t consider that a step back—learning new things about yourself is always a step forward.
The WOW process is meant to serve as a guide to assist you through a life/work transition. You can also work with a career counselor to help you through the process. Enjoy the journey and good luck!
Back to Step 1, Wanting.
Back to Step 2, Ouching.
With a Master's degree in Vocational Counseling, Boomer Renée Lee Rosenberg, MA, is a specialist in vocational counseling, career management, job search, and retirement. Renée is also a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with over 25 years of experience helping individuals navigate career change, cope with stress, and achieve successful outcomes and a Certified Five O’Clock Club coach for over 20 years. For more information about Renée, visit her websites RetirementTutor.com and PositivityPro.com. You can also find her Profile on LinkedIn, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her office at (212) 924-2117.