Doing Divorce Differently

How to remain a successful professional during a divorce

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MARCH, 2016

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A divorce quickly interferes with your ability to manage the many moving parts of your life. Divorce is a major life event that can leave you feeling fearful, ashamed, uncertain, and most of all…stressed. It doesn’t have to destroy your self-confidence and impact your future. You can strategize and thrive through this trying time.

Coaching helps clients in the midst of a divorce stay clear and focused. A coach offers that outside perspective and affirmation to keep you confident and objective. Feel empowered and in control of your actions throughout the divorce process.

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According to popular belief half of us married professionals will go through a divorce. What we don’t necessarily realize is that going through the process of a divorce can really impact your performance as a leader. A divorce is going to take up a lot of your time and energy. Going through a divorce is just like adding a whole new business to your already busy schedule.

Whether you initiated the divorce or it has been sprung upon you, the act of divorcing is not easy. During this process you can be sure to be distracted, extra stressed and managing a myriad of emotions. Many times on a daily basis. If you are a successful professional, you’ll want to have a plan so that divorce doesn’t interfere with your productivity. Here’s how to apply what you know as a professional and manage your divorce as you manage your business.

“Divorce is such a high-stakes situation that requires amazing legal acumen. Without the communication and behavior strategy in place, the divorce process can be overwhelming. It’s simultaneously emotional, raw, and in uncharted territory”

-Real Coaching Firm Customer

  1. Set a goal for what you want at the end of this divorce.

Put aside the drama of the divorce for a moment and define what you want things to look like at the end of the divorce. In business, every goal needs to be defined and measurable. This is no different. Understanding what you want will help you to make good decisions along the way. You’ll also act less like a crazy person when your emotions run wild. Ask yourself what you want the end result to be. What circumstances do you desire? How do you want your relationships to be defined? Who do you want to be? Decide what is next for yourself and then set it as a divorce goal. Focus on setting a positive perspective to achieve that goal. Once you have defined what you want, you’ll be able to measure your progress and feel accomplished as you go. You do this every day in your business. Your business goals define your activity. Your activity defines your productivity and your productivity defines your outcome. You can feel empowered when you measure yourself against your business goal. You can apply that same principle and feeling with your divorce goal. 

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  1. Create strategy to achieve your goal.

Have you ever set a business goal, put it on the vision board and then just hoped for it? Not if you’re a goal achiever you haven’t. Ever goal needs a plan on how to achieve it. A divorce is no different. You are going to want to follow a road map to reach your divorce goal. Anything can happen through the divorce process so you’ll want to have a strategy and stick to it. Predetermining what you need to do and how you need to act will help you stay on track when things get difficult. To set up your strategy ask yourself a few questions. What activities need to be accomplished? Who do I need to include in the process? What are the milestones along the way? What attitude must be present to achieve the goal? How will I deal with my emotions? What resources do I have? Brainstorm all that you can about what you will need and then organize that. Not only will you have a plan that you can execute, the plan also helps you feel some control in the divorce. Feeling in control of the process is very empowering.

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  1. Create strategy to achieve your goal.

Have you ever set a business goal, put it on the vision board and then just hoped for it? Not if you’re a goal achiever you haven’t. Ever goal needs a plan on how to achieve it. A divorce is no different. You are going to want to follow a road map to reach your divorce goal. Anything can happen through the divorce process so you’ll want to have a strategy and stick to it. Predetermining what you need to do and how you need to act will help you stay on track when things get difficult. To set up your strategy ask yourself a few questions. What activities need to be accomplished? Who do I need to include in the process? What are the milestones along the way? What attitude must be present to achieve the goal? How will I deal with my emotions? What resources do I have? Brainstorm all that you can about what you will need and then organize that. Not only will you have a plan that you can execute, the plan also helps you feel some control in the divorce. Feeling in control of the process is very empowering.

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