The Veterans Transition Map & Action Plan
Plot Your Current Position and Where You Want to Be in the Six Most Important Areas of Your Life
What you will learn:
- The five needs that must be met to live a fulfilling life
- Locating where you are and where you are heading on the map
- The five phases of homecoming and transition
- Advanced Intel: Navigating the predictable stages of transition
- Reducing negative and intrusive thoughts
- How to organize your goals and objectives
Tools to help you focus on who you are becoming
Download the Identity – Mission – Meaning – Purpose worksheet to create your first draft
(Click on the document image below to open)
Suggestions for getting the most from this experience:
- Download and save the document to your computer
- Create your first draft and save it as your Draft with the current date of when you created the document.
- Keep working on the draft to refine and clarify who you are becoming.
- Look at it often to keep you grounded and focued. Put on your smart phone, print some copies to have it easily accessible when you are thinking about who you are becoming or when you need to refocus your thinking.
- Show it to someone you trust and ask for feedback and ideas on how to improve your draft.
- Every month or so, create and copy of the document and label the name with the current date. Look through your draft and begin to add or edit your original draft. Over time, this will allow you to really see your progress and the progression of the quality of your thinking.
- Lastly, share this process to other Veterans and their family members. Show them your document and help them download and create theirs. You will learn and master this process quickly.
Comments from Veterans
“As a three time Iraqi freedom veteran, my transition from military to civilian life was a very difficult process. The transition map and the self-assessment helped me to identify where I was in the transition process and provided me direction on the steps I could take to help me regain control of my life. I encourage any veteran that is in the process of transition to use this resource to help them, the way it has helped me.”
Iraq Army Combat Veteran
“I have been fortunate to be able to participate in the communication survey, and as a result have garnered a tremendous amount of insight into how I lead, what my values truly are, and how I interact with others.It has been a truly valuable experience because it has provided a perspective about myself that I had previously not experienced, and it helped explain why my transition from active duty to the corporate sector has been surprisingly challenging. The debrief was thorough and proved to be much more impactful than I had imagined I enthusiastically recommend the program and encourage others to participate!”
Lt. Colonel, Iraq Marine Combat Veteran
Note from the author:
Permission for PSVF to make available the The Transition Map and Action Plan has been granted by the author as a Free download to Veterans and family members to ease their transition from military service. This document shall not be commercialized, distributed, taught or trained by coaches, consultants, companies or non-profit organizations without the expressed permission from the author.