Any time you change jobs (or your job changes around you), stress follows. Usually, during the transition, there’s a period of chaos, and it can be daunting to feel like you’re at the top of your game.

Whether you’ve started a new job, transferred to another department inside the same company or gotten a new boss, here are seven tips to put you in the winner’s circle.

Create a positive atmosphere inside your head

You’ll weather the uncertainty better if you have a clear image in your mind of yourself as the competent, experienced professional you have shown yourself to be. Keep a list of your accomplishments in your briefcase and take it out to remind yourself what you’re capable of doing. Know the value you bring to the organization. Reminding yourself of past successes can help you stay afloat and keep your spirits high.

Start tracking all your new successes and accomplishments

Start a list and add to it every time something goes right. This is not only important for keeping your spirits high; it will also be essential when you’re preparing for your performance review. Don’t trust your memory make a list!

Expect the unexpected

Mentally prepare yourself for the need to rethink, reframe and respond with flexibility to change around you. Your job, your boss or the company itself may not be as it was advertised. Let go of anger and frustration, and deal with the situation on the ground. Begin by collecting as much information as you can, and by observing others see how they respond.

Develop allies and create your support network

Get to know as many people as you can, and make it easy for them to like you. Go out of your way to help out, be positive, acknowledge others hard work, and build trust. Listen to your allies when they give you information, advice, and referrals. Listen to what others are saying and filter that information to assess the situation and the people you work with. Return favors, thank people and be a team player, and your network will prosper.

Stay connected outside your new company

You may hear information that is valuable to your new company, or meet people who can mentor or advise you. If the new job doesn’t work out, your external network can help you find the next position. Empowered people realize that “Who you know creates the opportunity to prosper from what you know.”

Self-confidence is a need to work for yourself

It gives you vitality and air that you realize what you are doing, regardless of the possibility that you may not constantly. It is likewise part of the attitude that we just discussed. Acting naturally confident will encourage your inspirational attitude and your uplifting attitude will make you appear to be more self-confident.

Great hierarchical abilities are an unquestionable requirement for entrepreneurs

Regardless of if you are a sole proprietor or you have many representatives, you should be sorted out to meet customer due dates, make the best possible records for tax purposes and remaining focused of requesting stock and materials. On the off chance that anybody of these things, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg, escapes everyone’s notice, your business is most likely stuck in an unfortunate situation. Keep focused of what should be finished.

Insecurity is one hell of a word, especially when first-time mums are involved. People surrounding you will always have something to say. Insecurity will be part of life the moment you raise a child, mum friends will show up in two disguises.

There are those who will throw self-doubt on you, act like everything is imbalanced and make you think hard on easy matters. These types of mum-friends are best known for criticism and bad mouth.

Then there are those good, well-wishers who encourage and nurture your motherhood in all aspects.

They will show you the right path to follow, based on their experience, and will comfortably make your life easier.


Here are five passive aggressive things you ought to expect from the critics:

It also happened to me during my first years in motherhood.

  1. 1 . “What was her name again? Isn’t that too hard to pronounce?” Don’t you worry; it might be her frustration for naming her baby some weird acronym which is now turning out to be a real tongue twister. She has to criticize your choice because that’s just how she feels after coming up with a bad baby name. Well, you already made the right choice, just smile away.
  2. 2. “You’re still breastfeeding?” Your baby is barely five months old and here she is trying to doctor you. I know during her breastfeeding journey she pulled over at six months and she’s trying to make that your problem too. Be kind and tell her what biology says on breastfeeding.
  3. 3. “You’re not pureeing?” she is desperate to go for mashed potatoes while her poor judgment prevents her from differentiating a simple gag from a choke. Just suggest a weaning formula and leave it at that. A nice power blender perhaps.
  4. 4. “He sleeps alone already? That’s so sad!” truth is, she hasn’t blinked for years ever since her baby started waking up in the wee hours. In fact, she is just showing how hard it is for her to accept that you are having rather cozy nights of eight hour sleeps. Just nod sympathetically and remind her how warm it feels to cuddle your baby the whole night.
  5. 5. “You’re back to work already? Isn’t it too early?” she really doesn’t have a career and what she is trying to do is make you fall for some local writing job which will leave you both miserable. Well, don’t let her bust your bubble yet, go for what you want!

Motherhood is as hard as it can get, laying insecurities on other mums will just make the road tougher.

If they can’t be nice, well they can as well stay in their lanes.