The most brutal but yet the most helpful of quotes for those facing redundancy or needing some serious life changes in the work/purpose department.
Having spoken and interviewed around 15 people in the last few weeks of Summer 2020 and mid Covid lock downs I wanted to share my experience of being made redundant from a senior job in energy in 2016 and how, with endless rejection letters behind me, I took the bull by the proverbial horns and made the decision to become ‘self employed’. So I put something up on Linked in offering an hour of my time for people interested in the journey to self employment
The group were all concerned they were about to or had already lost their employment or wanted to explore career moves. Most wanted to work for themselves or were appreciating that after 10 to 25 years in employment it was time to set up that business finally and escape the rat race.
One thing I often expressed was to remember always is you are doing the best you can and not to beat yourself up about things that have nothing to do with your ability or value to your family or the wider world.
I advised all of them that they can still be a amazing human being without a job or successful business! They can still perform in other aspects of their lives to build self esteem and purely having validation from employment is, in any case, a slippery slope (think retirement). All change is difficult and if it is difficult it actually means you are moving into growth.
In no particularly order some tips if you are facing redundancy and if you seek another position or are considering something completely different –
This may all sound obvious to many BUT genuinely most people think sending CV’s out and applying for jobs will land you your next role in weeks. It may do that, but chances are these days it won’t, but more importantly is WHY are you doing it if you hate it. Redundancy is a time for reflection, to build self- awareness and to consider what really is a purpose that you wish to fulfill.
If you would like to discuss my journey to self employment and becoming a successful business owner and start up coach please do drop me a line at email@example.com or read by blog here on starting your own business
Good luck !
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