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Life beyond redundancy

Losing your job can be extremely scary and stressful. 

It can evoke feelings of not being “good enough”, of having failed, of letting yourself, your family and perhaps even your colleagues down. 

It can induce fears around what the future will hold. Whether you’re ever going to find another job. Whether you can keep a roof over your head.

But as any good psychologist will tell you, it’s not the event itself but the meaning we attach to the event that makes it good or bad; positive or negative. 

Recently I’ve been working with a few people who have been made redundant from their jobs and are looking to make a complete career change. 

Yes, I know I’m biassed, but I see the end of one career and the process of exploring your next one as a very exciting time indeed. 

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

What if you could see this phase in your life as the perfect opportunity to do something you’ve always dreamed of?

What if you could use this time (and money?) to explore what else might be possible for you?

What if you could approach the end of an era with gratitude for what the experience taught you and the positive ways in which it has shaped you?

What if your next career is going to make use of skills, interests and passions that have been sitting dormant for years or even decades?

What if a year from now you look back on your redundancy as the best thing that could have ever happened to you?

If you’ve recently lost your job or there’s a chance you’re going to be in the “firing line”, can you turn this into the absolute best opportunity you’ve ever been presented with? 

ps. I’ve interviewed a few people on my podcast ‘Your Big Career Move’ about their life beyond redundancy. Perhaps their story will inspire you: 

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