Are you working on a degree in Advanced Worrying?

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.”

Advanced Worrying

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, finances, legal, or career, you can’t change anything by advanced worrying.

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 advanced worrying. If you are out of a job or think you will soon be, study your options and position yourself to win that new position.

A client called the other day with the dreaded notice that her job of 35 years with the same company was over. However, she saw the writing on the wall and 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. She goes 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 starting 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 his value. Next, he hired a partner for his job search. He 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. Move forward with a strategic plan to explore what fits your talents, connections who can help you in your job search, and actively look at the hidden job market.

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About Julie Walraven

You quickly see why my unique interactive coaching and strategic resume writing process isn't a cookie-cutter solution. You and I create your personalized job search strategy and define your value and showcase your accomplishments in your resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and so much more.