Saw an interesting story on CNN last Sunday on how to handle the layoff blues — STAY BUSY, VOLUNTEER, STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR COMMUNITY!
The video clip showed laid off workers volunteering in soup kitchens, thrift stores, and other organizations. Their upbeat, professional, empathetic demeanor was INSPIRING! Individuals continued to use their experiences and expertise while forming new bonds and connections with their community! (see also Land Your Dream Job Today!)
We can always choose to work — remain hopeful. That’s what I’m going to do. I’ll rise!
You know we’re experiencing TOUGH economic times when the government begins laying off workers.
But why worry about what we can’t control. Let’s focus on what we can control. What can we do to ride out this storm?
Here are three quick tips:
- Stay positive – If we have clothes in our refrigerators, clothes on our backs, and roof over our heads, we’re richer than 75 percent of this world!
- Help others — Helping others help take my mind off “me.” According to Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
- Acknowledge small successes — I remembered to thank my coworker, I drank water instead of soda, I wrote a blog … success generates more success.
Seeking expert’s advice? Check out Keep your job: A 10-Point Survival Guide:
- Create success for yourself
- Set 30-day and 60-day goals
- Watch your attitude
- Keep an active network
- Update skills
- Serve the larger goals of the organization
- Forget work-life balance for now (no work, no play)
- Take a hard look at your finance
- Avoid gossip
- In the knowledge economy, you are the product
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