Looking to keep your present job?
What would you do if you were fired today?
How would you feel?
How would you react?
Where would you go?
What would you do?
Here is my 12.5 step formula to get you from FIRED to ON FIRE.
1. Let your emotions out for 48 hours – not one minute more. Do all your whining, crying, pitying and door slamming until it’s completely out of your system. (Continued negatives will block, even prevent, positive recovery.)
2. Don’t blame others. It’s unproductive and probably not accurate.
3. Analyze exactly what happened and why. Get several perspectives from your boss, co-workers, customers, competitors (may be a source for a lead to a new opportunity), spouse, friends, etc.
4. Put the negatives out of your mind. Try substituting humor (go to a live comedy show, rent funny videos, laugh as often as possible.) If you can’t — seek professional help.
5. Buy yourself a present. Buy something nice, something you’ve always wanted. Buy something to make you feel good.
6. Find a mentor. Find someone who will give you unprejudiced advice.
7. Get the support of others. Now is the time to ask for help.
8. Make a detailed plan for what you really want to do and put a time frame to it.
9. Go away for two or three days. Take your plan with you and revise it.
10. On the way up and back — listen to positive attitude tapes alternated with your favorite music.Sing along.
11. Stay on a diet of only positive things and positive people for 6 months. No news, no violence, no arguments.
12. Change something in your life. New hair, new friends, new exercise program, new diet, new hobby. Divert your mind to think along new paths in order to get out of the old ruts. (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.)
12.5 Commit yourself to a sane recovery. Commit yourself to success. Discipline yourself to do whatever it takes to get back on the road to success. Make a daily plan and execute it.
Get back into the market slowly. Don’t jump back in until you figure out what you need to change. Make the next step a better step than the last one.
What other tips do you have? Leave them for me in the comments section below. I look forward to hearing from you.