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Have you been working from home like Sarah, or perhaps going into work at your company like Scott, do you have a job to go back to like Tam, or, like many, has your company closed its doors? That’s what has happened to many, including Tom. Tom is now considering his options.
Is it time to look at your future? Another job, retire, become your own boss, what is it you want the rest of your life to look like? Now may be one of those times that life has offered you the opportunity to look at your life differently.
If it’s another job dust off your network – that’s the way 85% of people find their jobs. A few things to remember:
- Include your accomplishments
- Express your strengths with proof
- Provide lots of white space in your resume
Take your time, look for the job you’ll enjoy, the people you want to spend time with, the kind of company that believes in the values you believe in. Find a new home for yourself.
In all this turmoil is it time to call it quits and just retire? Maybe … You may have a severance that looks so good you may never need to work again. Now wouldn’t that be nice! Well, if you are thinking of retiring here are a few pointers:
- Create a plan for your days, weeks and months
- Keep to a regular schedule so your days are full
- Discuss with your partner what your dreams are for the future
Retirement can be a blessing or a curse … It all depends on how you create the retirement that works for you. Planning is critical as it allows you to be focused rather than simply allowing one day to run into another where you can sink into not caring about your life.
Is it time to start that business you always dreamed of? I often hear people say, “I’m too old to start something new!” Remember, Colonel Sanders started Kentucky Fried Chicken at the age of 65 and you can too – I started my first business with my first bank loan at the age of 10 so you see, there is no right age to start a business. What does matter is your desire!
If you are considering this as an alternative to working for someone else there are a few things to consider:
- Are you able to hold yourself accountable to get things done?
- How does your family feel – will they support you in this endeavour?
- Do you have a passion that excites you enough to get moving every morning?
By initially addressing these questions you will have a pretty good idea of whether to start and move forward or to put the idea of being your own boss on hold for the moment.
Regardless of which approach you may be considering, just remember, you now have the opportunity to go forward in any direction you choose. Sometimes moving forward is not easy, yet it is better than being stuck and not moving in any direction.
If you’re concerned about where you will go now, then please feel free to contact me at (306) 586-2315 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk. No investment on your part other than making the first move and the time to talk!
Remember, moving is a choice – what is your next move?
Just this morning I received a group of pictures in my email – all were showing hugs – hugs of pigs, turkeys, dogs, cats, lions, elephants … Well, you get the picture. It made me stop and think of the number of people who are not receiving hugs these days due to the pandemic and a fear of catching the virus.
People still need hugs. What are you seeing, even better yet, what are you doing to ensure people are feeling hugged – even if it is virtual.
Please share your experiences.
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”There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
― Shannon L. Alder