Getting laid off or fired from a job can feel like a devastating blow to the senses. Whether you saw it coming or not, you’re never really prepared for the initial shock. It can feel like being on a sinking ship in the middle of a big ocean without a lifeboat. “Now what am I going to do?”
A New Lease on Life
The way to view your recent setback is to not view it as a setback at all, but as an opportunity to reinvent yourself and recreate your life.
Before you panic or feel compelled to throw yourself into something without thinking, take a breather—a week or two when you come down from shock and worry. Take a little time for yourself. In that time ask yourself, “If I could do anything I wanted to do to make a living, what would it be?” [keep reading]