Tips - How to Deal with the Stress of Losing your Job

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7 steps you can take to deal with the stress of losing your job? Immediately work out your budget - what does it cost for you to live per month? Do you want to Change Career or Start s Business? The choice is yours! Life's a Playground afterall. Life & Business Coach Janet McNally share new experience and thoughts as owner Life Playground Coaching.

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Tips - How to Deal with the Stress of Losing your Job

  1. 1. How to Deal with the Stress of Losing your Job By Janet McNally Life Playground Coaching www.LifePlayground.com October 2011 "Do you feel like you start your day sh*tfaced due to adrenalin, stress, emotionally high or low? Life Playground Coaching will teach you how to you live with logic, fact, reason, presence..."
  2. 2. Oh Sh*t, I’ve just lost job! <ul><li>Two of my clients got asked to leave their jobs over the last couple of weeks: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One of them had a great payout and now has the time to think about what he wants to do with his life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The other got barely enough to cover her mortgage and has a sense of urgency in finding &quot;something” even though she hated the industry she was in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both worked in the Finance Sector (Mmm…) </li></ul></ul></ul>7 Steps on how to deal with the stress of losing your job www.LifePlayground.com
  3. 3. So what ’ s next? <ul><li>If you got a Payout - </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yay, this can take away so much stress ! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>However, many of you still panic! Don ’ t…! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payout equals breathing space for you to get really CLEAR on your next steps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stop, breathe…. You are in control of your future so give it the time it deserves </li></ul></ul></ul>7 Steps on how to deal with the stress of losing your job www.LifePlayground.com
  4. 4. Is now the time for change? <ul><li>Most people in their career life time want to get out of the industry they are in… </li></ul><ul><li>Most of you want to do something different than you initially studied at 3 rd level for - this generally starts for most people in their early 30s </li></ul><ul><li>So is now the time make a career change or start a business? </li></ul><ul><li>It is never too late to make a change </li></ul><ul><li>I read once that Gen Z will have at least 18 different jobs in their work life and will not be team players or have a sense of loyalty (What will be the cost to business be in terms of attrition, hiring and training?) </li></ul>7 Steps on how to deal with the stress of losing your job www.LifePlayground.com
  5. 5. 7 Steps to How to Deal with the Stress of Losing your Job? <ul><li>Ok, so whether you have a payout or not, here are a few things you can do to reduce concern or worry. None of this is probably new to you… just a little reminder: </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately work out your budget - what does it cost for you to live per month? Where do your expenses go? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can you make cutbacks in your spending? Implement cutbacks immediately! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. subscriptions to things that you never use, make coffee at home, find a park with exercise facilities or steps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>From there, work out how long you can afford not to earn </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- this will then help you decide whether now is the time for you to pursue a industry or career change or start a business maybe </li></ul></ul></ul>7 Steps on how to deal with the stress of losing your job www.LifePlayground.com
  6. 6. 7 Steps on How to Deal with the Stress of Losing your Job? <ul><li>Who are your mentors/coaches? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call them and seek advice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is in your inner circle and your greater network of friends, classmates, colleagues, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can they help you find a job? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who do they know? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to use to use your network! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>If you want a career change or to start a business, what skills do you need to make that change? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start looking up courses, government information services, hire a business coach (yes, there is self interest with that last one) </li></ul></ul></ul>7 Steps on how to deal with the stress of losing your job www.LifePlayground.com
  7. 7. Life’s a Playground, Live as YOU Truly Desire <ul><li>One last insight for those dealing with change... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go visit a Playground...! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get on a swing, see-saw, climbing frame... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go nuts and bring out the child like wonder within ! Have some fun at this time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A night out with you best friends is another way to let your hair down... The hangover the morning after... Ah well... It will be worth it!  </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your job, look at it as a chance to gain everything that you truly want </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’ t be afraid to make that change, don ’ t be 80 years old and say that you played it safe… Life ’ s a Playground afterall… Enjoy it! </li></ul>7 Steps on how to deal with the stress of losing your job www.LifePlayground.com
  8. 8. Janet McNally – Executive Life & Business Coach <ul><li>Janet McNally of Life Playground Coaching is an internationally acclaimed  Life Coach , Executive Coach , Business Coach and Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Having worked in varying industries, around the world, experiencing their unique cultures and behaviours, combined with her specialist studies in coaching and use of latest mindset technologies, position her as a leader in her field </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Do you feel like you start your day sh*tfaced due to adrenalin, stress, emotionally high or low? Life Playground Coaching show you how to you live with logic, fact, reason, presence...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.lifeplayground.com to see how you can improve your life, business or career! </li></ul>7 Steps on how to deal with the stress of losing your job www.LifePlayground.com

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