...On Losing Your Job

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Summary: 5 practical activities to do as soon as your learn that you are losing your job.

============================================================ ...On Losing Your Job

Getting downsized, right-sized, laid off or "let go" can be very difficult to handle. Here are five ideas to implement as soon as you learn you that you are losing your job:

1. Be angry......but only for 1 day (2 atrepparttar 131315 most). It is totally normal to feel angry or betrayed when you lose your job. The problem with anger, however, is that it is seldom productive. If you are spending a lot of energy being upset you can't focus on looking for a new job or be effective in an interview. Give yourself time to be angry, let that anger out, then move on.

2. Get a picture of your financial situation. The loss of income is undoubtedlyrepparttar 131316 most difficult part to deal with during an unexpected job loss. This is especially frightening if you arerepparttar 131317 main bread winner ofrepparttar 131318 family. As soon as you learn that your job is coming to an end prepare a financial statement. Write out all of your monthly expenses. Have separate categories for necessities (like rent and groceries), nice to haves (like cable), and obligations (like credit cards). Know how much money you need every month to cover your necessities, be prepared to eliminate some nice-to-haves and inform lenders if you anticipate being unable to handle obligations. Being armed with this information will help alleviate some ofrepparttar 131319 stress ofrepparttar 131320 unknown. This financial picture can tell you how long you can live off of your savings or how much you need to bring in from a part time or temp job while you look for a new permanent job.

How To Discover And Use The Power Of You!

Written by Lee Wise


I've mentioned it time and time again in class.

"You have incredible potential. Potential you don't even know about. I believe in your potential. Do you?"

And I say it more than once. Why? Because we all need to hear it. Students need to hear it. I need to hear it. And you need to hear it!

I trust that after reading this short article you will begin to see once again, or even in a new way,repparttar incredible power of "You!"

I will share with you a simple "formula" for discovering your potential. I'm absolutely convinced that most of us have a "hidden" wealth of information at our finger tips.

And where is this hidden wealth of information? It is inside.


My "formula" is based on three simple principles.

*Principle Number One: The power of a good question.

*Principle Number Two: The power of "grids."

*Principle Number Three: The power of compressed time.


Asking *yourself* a simple question to answer can be a very powerful tool in terms of uncoveringrepparttar 131313 insights you already have within.

Hold on! I will explain in just a moment. Why? Because I need to sharerepparttar 131314 next two points first. Then we will bring everything together in a way that *will* help you discoverrepparttar 131315 power of "You!"


I tell my students that a "grid" is a "way of seeing." Withrepparttar 131316 use of a "grid" I can focus on any number of things in my world.

For instance, let's suppose I decide I want to gain insights for an article I plan to write inrepparttar 131317 future. And, let's suppose my article will deal withrepparttar 131318 subject of how fathers relate to their children.

To gain information for my article I could do any amount standard research. Books, other articles, newspapers -- you name it!

That's one way -- and a good one I might add!

But I also could do something else. I could set up a "grid" -- a life filter if you please -- and say to myself, "Forrepparttar 131319 next three days I'm going to observe how fathers relate to their children. I'll noterepparttar 131320 good,repparttar 131321 bad andrepparttar 131322 ugly."

What have I done? Answer: I've created my own "grid" to view life through. I have defined exactly what I want to "see."

Here'srepparttar 131323 point: simply creating this mental "grid" helps me to gain insights regarding specific, isolated information I want to discover. My mind entersrepparttar 131324 "search mode" and looks at life just a bit different. It goes on its own disovery quest!!

You're gettingrepparttar 131325 picture now, aren't you?

This is extremely simple, and I would love to "carry on" for a while about this principle, but I can't do that now. Maybe another time!

Now on to principle number three.

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