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Are you working on a degree in Advanced Worrying?

There’s a Bible passage in Matthew 6 that says:
34“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

Worrying in advance

Unfortunately, many of us worry far in advance about what will happen next. When we do that, we waste energy on the “what ifs” and find it very hard to focus on what we can do to make it better. No matter whether it is relationships, financial, legal, career, or something else, you can’t change anything by worrying about it.

Strategic Life Planning

What you can do, is do the best with whatever today throws at you. Practice strategic planning in your own life which is the opposite of advance worrying. If you are out of a job or think you will soon be out of a job, study your options in advance and position yourself to find that new position.

I had a client call the other day who had been given the dreaded notice that her job of 35 years with the same company was over. However, she had seen the writing on the wall and is prepared with a new resume and a partner in her job search (me!). I won’t tell you she isn’t scared but we discussed options months ago and she is going into this change with her eyes wide open to new possibilities. The last time I worked with someone with that many years of longevity, he had 34 years with one company. This success story came 3 months after he first started working with me:

Good morning, Julie
Thought I’d drop you a line to tell you that I accepted a job at XYZ Bank as the VP of Consumer Lending.  Your help and support during the initial weeks were so appreciative by me.  Thank you and best wishes for continued success in your career.  I know you will be a significant partner in the lives of many people in the future as you have already been. Thanks Again!

He took a strategic approach to moving forward and recognized that he still had value. Next, he hired a partner for his job search and revitalized his aging resume by capturing numerous resume stories and bolstering them with quantified accomplishments.

The loss of a job can mean you start months of advanced worrying or you move forward with a strategic plan to explore what fits your talents, who you know to help you in your job search, and actively look at the hidden job market.

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Is your attitude blocking your success?

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Reality Check – Are we on the same job search team?

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My role in the Wausau Daily Herald’s 3-part “Job Search Makeover.”

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