In this episode of Your Voice Matters, Host Rebecca Dollinger discusses how to overcome relocating challenges with Annette Walters, founder of ReloMoms. Annette reminds us that our 'normal' was based on thousands of interactions, getting back up on your feet in a new environment will happen easier when we take a few things systematically.
If you've ever had to relocate, it's easy to think, "I've done this before, so it's no big deal." Relationships come in on seven different levels, and bridge-building can look very differently between each connection. Develop better relationships when you manage expectations early on.
Rebecca brings up international settling. Learning what the locals know and how they treat each other creates constructive interactions that can be very rewarding. Annette points out that even the difference between Dallas and Fort Worth is culturally very different. Not only will language be a barrier in an international environment, but the difference between 'English' and 'American' is astronomical. While the stress is great, learning to navigate new surroundings is worth the time it takes to do it well.
Annette talks about the role international rotaries can play when moving abroad.
It's important to feel settled in your new location. Your employer, spouse, and environment contribute to how quickly productivity resumes, and all play roles here. Listen in to hear valuable perspective about relocation, so your voice matters in the most advantageous way.
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