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There are 5 things you have to do dealing with a job layoff experience. As we enter into the 8th part of our series allow me to recap the whole thing.

Principle Number 1 is: to face the Emotional Costs – and get it over with!

Principle Number 2 is: to understand where you are in the 5 emotional stages in the process of mourning.

Principle Number 3 is: to get support from friends. To support each other too but to talk and focus only on positive things. To share experiences for the purpose of helping each other.

Today we’ll focus on the 4th and 5th principles which involve a great amount of attitude work.

Principle number 4 is to turn the experience into a growth opportunity.

When you’re ready emotionally and spiritually, you can now turn your experience into a growth opportunity. Assess the situation and be honest with yourself.

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We’ve covered 3 major principles you can embrace if you find yourself on the receiving end of a job retrenchment program.

First is to face the Emotional Costs – and get it over with! Understanding that the loss of a job is still an experience dealing with a loss of something valuable in life. Face the emotional costs of it. Mourn and grieve over it and do not pretend as if it doesn’t hurt.

Second principle is to understand where you are in the 5 emotional stages in the process of mourning. After which you can move on to do something else. Your amount of recovery depends on the stage of emotional condition you find yourself in.

Denial. Bargaining. Anger. Depression. Acceptance.

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