22 PREPARING TO START

It makes sense to get yourself into the best possible state of mind and state of readiness before you start a new role. It will set you up to make a good start and to ‘be the best you can be’ at this particular time.

If circumstances allow, take a break between jobs; even if it’s only a few days. This will provide an opportunity to clear your head, let go of any ‘baggage’ from the old job and think about the new one. It might sound cheesy but visualizing things going well has a lot going for it. Back to good old Henry Ford: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right”.

Before you start, check out the new company/department online – find out as much as you can about:

culture

people

products ...

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