September 27, 2012 08:30
Losing your job stinks, it’s hard, and can really get you down. Here are three simple things you need to do to set yourself up for a rapid comeback.
- Be honest with yourself. Take the opportunity to do a 360 degree analysis of yourself and your career. Could you have done better? What can you do differently to help boost your career? This is really important because you’re most receptive and open to real behavioral change when you’re down.
- Be good to yourself. Take a break. Take a trip of self-discovery. Get out and exercise. Do a few projects you’ve had on the backburner for a while. Take the kids to an amusement park. Eat healthy. Learn to cook something…Get the picture?
- Lean on others. That’s right - don’t be the “macho, big bucks, I can do anything guy.” The higher the pedestal, the bigger the fall. Admit you need help and reach out to your family, friends and network. That’s what courage is all about. Accept good will, emotional support, and mentoring from others. With help from friends and family, you’ll get through it.