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How to Shine in 2009: Dealing with Job Loss

We are entering a time of great uncertainty. Scare words like recession, downturn, crisis, and turmoil all evoke fear and pose challenge. With all of this uncertainty abound, it’s easy to fall prey to the trap of hopelessness and desperation. The purpose of this blog series is to help you cerate your own certaintly through planning! If you want to shine in 2009 it’s time to take control!  


As an organizational psychologist, I believe there are three ways you can react to the challenge of uncertain times: 


          – you can cower and hide,

          – you can buckle down and survive, or

          – you can step-up and thrive


For those looking to step-up and thrive, it’s time to start planning. Planning begins with assessing your values, intrinsics, passions, and then leveraging your essence (brnad) and creating a roadmap. I like to refer to this as the VIPER approach to re-establishing your career in the new economy. So, look out for more information on the VIPER model in upcoming blogs! 


Remember, if you want to shine in 2009, it’s time to step-up and start planning.



-Dr. Woody


To see my Shine in ’09 speech go to www.DrWoody.com