Clients in transition have one goal in common: to live their purpose. And each person pursues this goal in their own unique way.

Most commonly, people choose to pursue their vision while physically staying in the place where they are.

On the other hand, for some, the draw is to explore; their pivot to something else may also include a desire to pivot somewhere else. And for those who currently live in a different place than where they came from, that somewhere else could be a return home. 

What drives these three choices? While different for each person following are some common themes I hear. 

Staying Put

  • My network is here
  • My family is here
  • My community is here
  • I am comfortable here
  • Moving is expensive


  • I want to explore
  •  I want to experience other cultures
  •  I want personal growth
  •  I want to get out of my comfort zone
  •  It may be less costly to live somewhere else

Going Home

  • Nostalgia
  • My family is there
  • I feel a cultural attachment 
  • I feel a sense of belonging
  • Quality of life 

In the end, the choice is deeply personal. What resonates for you?

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