We think differently, We act differently. Henry Ford summed it up best. “If I had asked people what they wanted,” he said, “they would have said a faster horse.” We start with why.
Here's what we know.
Transitions can be isolating and lonely.
Transitions are scary and hard.
Transitions can make you feel broken and embarrassed.
Transitions can make us angry and defensive.
Transitions can leave us stuck; unable to make decisions, unable to act.
There are a lot of articles abut what it looks and feels like to be in transition. Here's just a few.
From the NY Times. Nomadland On the Road with Casulaties from the Great Depression
From the Washington Post, She needs a job. The economy is in great shape. It should be easy, right?
From the Guardian, Why do we think poor people are poor because of their poor choices?
From the Daily Herald, Many Still Seek Jobs - What is the REAL unemployment rate?
From the NY Times, Dignity and Sadness in the Working Class
From Next Avenue, Shame in the Middle Class
From The Atlantic, The Secret Shame of the Middle Class
From Bloomberg, The Brutal Journey Back to Work
From Next Avenue, Unemployed, 55 and Faking Normal
From the Washington Post - Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class
From USA Today, Older Workers Shouldn't be Cast Aside
At do-over.me we think and act differently
Instead of “Let’s talk about your fears”, it’s “Let’s do IMPROV!”
Instead of “Let’s focus on what’s wrong” it’s “What are your strengths?”
Instead of “lectures and lessons” it’s “Drink 'N Think, Lunch 'N Learn and Talking with TED”
Instead of “Accountability” it’s learning to “Pivot”
Instead of "What would you do if you knew you would not fail?" but "What would you do even if you knew that you might very well fail?"
Instead of asking for what we need, it's saying "thank you" for what we have.