Discover Yourself Micro Mondays

My 3 top strategies to create your new direction in life

July 12, 2021
New Direction

Do you want a new direction in life but can’t take that first step? You are feeling uneasy, bored, challenged or scared to make changes. Sometimes it is difficult to find clarity and your clear path, or perhaps you’ve tried one path and it isn’t for you?

I’ve been there – faced with transition, wanting more but not really knowing what I wanted or how to go about finding my new direction.  In fact, I’ve had several transitions in my life and I’m still learning how to overcome my fears and make the transition more comfortable.

Recently, I was honoured to be a guest speaker for Deb Johnstone’s Women Reinventing Midlife Summit and it is the topic for this week’s Micro Mondays. During the presentation I shared my thoughts and personal strategies to break through and how you can use these to start walking your new path.  

How to create your new direction in midlife

During the interview, I share…..

  • Why the feelings of guilt and fear can get in the way of us having clarity of direction and ways to overcome this
  • Insights to change our mindset around midlife transition and important habits to eliminate and practices to adopt to make it so much more empowering
  • The key areas to focus on to define your own new direction and thrive in your next chapter
  • You aren’t locked in to anything – you can always change direction.

Listen to the podcast

Watch the full interview

Have you transitioned in life to a new path? What strategies helped you to find your way?

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  • Reply Donna Connolly July 12, 2021 at 08:19

    HI, Sue – Congratulations on being a guest speaker for Deb Johnstone’s Women Reinventing Midlife Summit. They made a great choice!
    I wholeheartedly agree that overcoming the fear of trying something different can be very overwhelming. Thank you for sharing these strategies here. They are very helpful.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 17, 2021 at 12:41

      Thanks Donna, I really enjoyed the experience and hope that the listeners found my content helpful. xx

  • Reply Julie Desmarais July 16, 2021 at 20:57

    What a great interview. You have captured exactly how I have been feeling lately : many transitions occurring at the same time – retiring and empty nest combined with the pandemic have made this past year a bit more difficult to start something new. Many walks I have taken to clear my mind. Your timely advice I shall follow. Is it possible to receive your ebook on self care? Thank you again for sharing your strategies.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 17, 2021 at 12:44

      Thanks Julie, I’m so pleased you found the interview interesting and I have emailed you a link to obtain the Ebook. Have a lovely weekend. x

  • Reply Natalie July 17, 2021 at 10:25

    Hi Sue, Congratulations on being a guest speaker for Deb J.’s Women Reinventing Midlife Summit! I enjoyed listening and watching the full interview. I like your points about where to focus our energy and surround ourselves with people who support us. Thank you for sharing your insights and strategies on the subject and linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 17, 2021 at 12:44

      Thanks so much Natalie, and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. It was a wonderful experience for me to share my thoughts and hopefully help women find some new direction in life. x

    • Reply Jennifer Jones July 18, 2021 at 09:17

      Hi Sue this is a great topic. I’ve had a few transitions and always seem to have coped well. I think planning is crucial. I haven’t listened to your podcast yet but will do when I’m walking today

      • Reply Sue Loncaric July 29, 2021 at 13:13

        Thanks Jen, I remember you writing a post once about resilience and you with all you experienced you certainly are very strong. x

  • Reply Christina Henry July 17, 2021 at 13:13

    Hi Sue, I found your podcast episode very interesting. I had a major change in direction last year and it helped me to realise what is really important to me. I’m lucky I learned this before I retired because now I want something completely different for retirement than what I was originally planning. I also now realise that I want a better work-life balance for the next 10 or so years until I retire. I struggled so much, but when I reflect on it now I really value that time I had. I won’t be keeping those same self-limiting beliefs that you mention. Thanks for this, and I hope you have a lovely weekend, regards Christina

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 29, 2021 at 13:09

      Thanks Christina, you would certainly have had some major life lessons over the last few years. I never knew what I wanted when I retired and I’m still figuring it out. You at least now have a better idea so when you do retire you can get straight into enjoying your retirement rather than taking twists and turns along the way. x

  • Reply Leanne | July 17, 2021 at 23:19

    Hi Sue – I thought you did an amazing job in your interview. Your’s was one of the most authentic ones that I watched. There were so many polished and professional women featured and you came across as very warm and down to earth – much more “real” than some of the others I watched. I would have expected nothing less after seeing you on your own podcasts 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 29, 2021 at 13:12

      Thanks Leanne, I really enjoyed chatting with Deb, she is such a lovely person. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey July 18, 2021 at 18:48

    You always sound so real, so authentic & so interested. Great tips.

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