I totally get it. If you read or watch the daily news, you are constantly presented with statistics showing how our nation is experiencing an unprecedented unemployment rate. This information is even more overwhelming if you have been laid off, or are facing a layoff. On one hand, it can be encouraging to know that you’re not alone in those scenarios. But it’s very important not to accept that information as being a prediction of your future. In other words, just because hundreds of small businesses and larger companies are downsizing (another term for layoff), reducing work hours or salaries, it doesn’t mean that those circumstances are permanent. If you aren’t careful to really set your focus on moving forward past the current employment challenges, you can (falsely) start to believe that you are stuck. And that you might as well get used to being unemployed, under paid, or whatever fear you might have.
Please don’t fall into that trap.
In spite of what you see on the news and what you hear from friends, family and neighbors, choose to believe that the coronavirus - and any employment challenges that it has presented in your life - is temporary. This is LiftOff 101; it all starts in your mind. So please turn off the TV and put the phone down. Instead, write down your vision and plan how your life will be better on the other side of all of this. Consider praying about your plans.
Don’t know where to start? Keep reading the tips to get practical ideas on how you can move forward. I've been through it and I've overcome, so I know it's possible.
I’m pulling for you,