Coping with a Sudden Job Loss
Sudden change invariably incurs some immediate negative consequences – emotional, financial, professional, etc. It also provides opportunity for introspection (once you’ve resolved the emotions of the separation) and planning for the next phase of your life.
Life is very much what you make of it. Be open to change. Be flexible in accepting new opportunities. If you consider a layoff as remarkably detrimental, it likely will be. My experience with these types of events is that they generally provide good opportunities for growth. Like most transformational events, these require pressure, heat and time. Typically unpleasant to experience, it never-the-less remains effective. Recently, someone signed off an email to me with “grace and gratitude”. We generally experience so little of this in our interactions with others. Having an abundance of each will serve you immeasurably well in whatever endeavor you next embrace. Continue reading