A Navy veteran who served in submarines used to say to me "Win the transitions" - drawing from his experience that submarine warfare was dictated by the critical point when a submarine transitioned from below water to above water. I always felt this advice was applicable to any facet of life that entailed a transition from one status quo to another.
My move to Hong Kong is one of these changes. I could argue that this is a transition on multiple levels - from family, career, and cultural angles - so the complexity is high.
I've created a loose framework to help this transition - my 100 day transition plan. I take inspiration from what executives have to do when first joining a company, and what they shouldn't do. My framework is roughly:
The first 30 days (I already did this):
The second 30 days (Doing this now):
The third 30 days (TBD):