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Updated: Jul 19, 2020

7 things you need to hear within the first 5 days of a layoff.

As many of you know, I got laid off this week.

And while it wasn’t completely shocking it still sucked. But guess what? I truly believe it was for the better because I NEVER want to stay in a situation where I’m not wanted, needed or utilized to my full potential. Plus, I haven’t been happy in my job for a while now, and I believe in the power of viewing closed doors as new opportunities.

We’re not always gifted opportunities to truly reevaluate everything. And if you’ve ever been in a lay-off situation or a major life/career change that seemed to come out of left field, then you know what I’m talking about, and I intend to continue to treat it as such: as a Gift.

I know there are many of us in this position right now, and I want to help if I can. So, as I process through this I’m going to share my journey so that we can move on to bigger and better together ASAP. Ya feel me?

Alright, here’s some tough love we all need to hear in the first 5 days of getting laid off:

  1. You get ONE day, and one day only, to feel bad for what happened. Then you need to move on. You don’t have time or energy to waste on what happened, you need to find a new job!

  2. Do not give energy to things/people who aren’t positively helping you move forward.

  3. You don’t ever want to stay in a place where you are not needed, not appreciated and/or not wanted. Life is too short to waste your time and talent a situation, a relationship or a job.

  4. Do not feel embarrassed. People get laid off for a variety of reasons, and this is an opportunity. Own it.

  5. Accept your circumstance with confidence because you are going to need to start talking about it so you can use your network to land your next job.

  6. Your job does not dictate your self worth. Do not give anything or anyone in your life that much control.

  7. Closed doors are always opportunities. Ask yourself “What is this teaching me?” It’s time to take the lessons learned and move on to the next big thing.

Next up: the actions we need to take in the first week to keep moving forward. LFG!!!

xx, Danielle

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