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Lay off the laid off expectations

You have just been given the pink slip. You gut has sunk, no moisture in your mouth or throat. You head feels foggy and your palms are sweaty.

Your thoughts are a 1000 miles per hour.

How are you going to tell your family? 

How will you put food on the table? 

What will your mother-in-law say? 

But the biggest is How will you find a new job?

Calm down. Take a deep breath.

At this point, don’t resist. Resistance is futile. Don’t question their decision. The decision has been made for you. HR knows, the managers know. Walk away with dignity. Gather your belongings and walk out the door.

Go home. Talk to your family. Cry if you need to. Let your emotions out. It’s okay. It’s happened to most of us.

This is your defining moment. There is no place for blame. You can either move forward like a victim, or you can take the bull by the horns and swing it around.

Take the week, or the weekend. Figure out what you want to do next. Once you know, start cultivating that plan.

You can start looking for new jobs. You can work on starting your own business that you have wanted to for a long time.

This isn’t the end all be all. You have options, you need a plan that you can execute.

Don’t let one hurdle trip you up. Get up and continue moving forward.

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