Coming Up in the Strategic Outlier™

January 2019 — How to Prepare for a New Role/Position
Starting a new position or taking on a new role is exciting and full of potential. But, realizing that potential isn’t automatic. In most cases, what you do in the first weeks and months will have a huge impact on your long-term success in that position. In this issue, we’ll take a look at how you can develop 30-, 60-, and 90-day plans to make the most of your new opportunity. We’ll explore:

  • What you must achieve in the first weeks and months to get off to the right start
  • Factors that determine whether you will succeed or fail in a new job
  • Ways to transition smoothly into the new situation and ensure that new or realigned relationships are positive
  • How to determine what is expected of you in the new position, and whether you are meeting those expectations


February 2019 — How to Deal with (or Prevent) a Midlife Crisis
The so-called “midlife crisis” is so prevalent in our culture that movies, TV shows, and stereotypes have been crafted around it. However, popular media often misunderstands and poorly portrays the process of getting through such a crisis. The root causes of a midlife crisis are often the choices made in one’s 20s and 30s. A midlife crisis is entirely predictable one or two decades in advance. Whether you’re in a midlife crisis now, know someone who is, or would like to avoid the whole problem entirely, I’ll share with you my framework and tools for preventing and working through the “crisis.” I will cover:

  • The underlying cause of a midlife crisis
  • Why the midlife crisis would be better named the “midlife transformation opportunity”
  • The specific choices that people make in their 20s and 30s that inevitably lead to either
    a midlife crisis or an unhappy life
  • How to prevent a midlife crisis by making tough choices decades earlier
  • How to get through a midlife crisis effectively as opposed to staying in one permanently

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