Last Updated: January 23, 2023
Hi Ladies and Gents,
It's Monday here again at Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises LLC, and you know what that means...time for the Monday blog post. First up - a very happy new year to you all. We just celebrated New Year's Day on Sunday, January 22, over here in China - out with the Year of the Tiger 2022 and in with the the Year of the Rabbit 2023! May the year ahead be blessed with rich abundance and prosperity for you all!
After two years of restrictions (I say two years here, as heavy COVID-19 restrictions only came AFTER the celebration of Chinese New Year in January of 2020), it was nice to finally be able to celebrate a REAL Chinese New Year with a big family meal with my wife's family in her hometown of Shanghai. I got all teared up and nostalgic over the event, to be honest (not hard for me to do being a very nostalgic type, you know!). It was great to resurrect the family time; but, of course, things were also inevitably different, too - even after just a few short years. Times have changed. Family members have grown older; some have even passed on. But it was great to see everyone who was able to make it to the festivities.
Whatever culture you may hail from, a new year represents a fresh start in many ways, and either way you look at it, this is still January, and the year is still very young from whichever angle you view it from, whether that be through the lens of the Gregorian Calendar or the Laoli (literally "Old Calendar" in Mandarin) - the Traditional Chinese Lunisolar Calendar. As we plunge head first into the year ahead - into a fresh start, into a landscape of change - we've got a great article today from guest poster Candace Sigmon of At Home Helper (www.athomeheper.com) discussing some useful methods of navigating the crossroads many of us often come to at some point in, well, 'midlife,' as the name itself suggests, of the famed and acclaimed "midlife crisis."
Ladies and gentlemen - loyal readers and followers of Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises LLC and newbs alike - in the spirit of life changes, I present you with.......
Navigate a Midlife Crisis with Ease Using These Strategies
By Candace Sigmon
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A midlife crisis can happen to anyone, but the reasons vary. For some, it may start with feelings of anxiety or dread related to growing older; for others, those negative feelings are rooted in their dissatisfaction with their careers. And while it’s natural for us to go through periods of soul-searching with each phase of our lives, a true crisis can feel overwhelming.
Luckily, there are resources available that can help you take steps to gain control over those feelings. If your career isn’t all you hoped it would be, consider hiring a coach who can assist with getting you back on track. Take a look at the services provided by Andreas Philip Gross for more information. You can also create a plan for feeling better on a more personal level.
Hire a coach to unlock your potential
Whether you’re having trouble figuring out your next career moves or are feeling stuck in a rut, hiring a coach can help significantly. A coach’s job is not to provide answers but to help guide you through ideas and strategies after identifying the things that are causing problems in your life. Because a common issue for those who are going through a midlife crisis is feeling overwhelmed, a coach can help pinpoint exactly what’s holding you back so you can focus on creating a plan of action to make positive change. Read more about the services Andreas offers when you’re ready to get started.
Start your own business
If you already know that your career is the issue and you have a great idea for a business, there’s no time like the present to become an entrepreneur. With so many resources available for business owners in the U.S. now, building a startup is accessible to everyone. Write out a solid business plan that includes how much funding you’ll need, and choose a business structure that will work well for you. An LLC is potentially perfect for business owners who are just starting out because it provides tax benefits and flexibility; just make sure you read up on the steps for formation since each state is different. Check out the rules for starting an LLC in Wyoming and get started today, keeping in mind that a formation service could potentially eliminate attorney’s fees. As with anything, this is just a suggestion - do your own homework FIRST and pick the business structure that works the best for YOU and your idea(s).
Make a move to a new city
There’s something about moving to a new city that feels like a fresh start. If there are places you’ve always wanted to live but have been too afraid to take the plunge, think about the benefits it will bring at this stage in your life. If you choose to start your own business, a move can help you discover an entirely new customer base. Looking for a new job? The opportunities that await in a new location can be exciting and limitless. If you’re not keen on buying a house, start your search by looking at rental homes instead, taking note of the neighborhoods and whether they have the amenities you’re looking for. Narrow down your search online by plugging in the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you need, as well as your price range.
Pick up a relaxing hobby
Whether you choose to move or stay put, it can be helpful to pick up a new hobby during a midlife crisis. Finding a way to relax can ease stress while learning something new can build confidence. For many people, gardening is the ultimate stress reliever. Not only does it promote good health due to the activity, time spent outdoors, and nutritious end results, it’s a great way to meditate, be creative, and put aside technology for a little while. Before getting started, make sure you have the right tools by reading product reviews and expert gardening advice. Learn more about this healthy hobby so you can be prepared.
Navigating a midlife crisis can feel isolating and scary at times, but it can help immensely to have a good plan for the coming months. Consider moving for a fresh start, starting a business, and picking up a healthy hobby like gardening when you’re ready to make positive change.
Better life, better business, better you,
Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises LLC
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