Keep in mind that other people are apt to be a bit more sensitive than usual, and it will be harder for them to stomach even unintended slights or insults. You have got your work cut out for you. If you are in the process of modifying something in your daily life, perhaps your spending, know that it is a change of mindset that is providing the motivation. If you were the head of a company, for example, you would surely be studying your profession from all different angles.
You are highly aware that things are changing in your professional life, but do you realize that you could perfectly well become one of the pioneers in your field?