• Does this pandemic cause you to worry about the future?
  • Will your job still be there when all this is over?
  • If you are not salaried, will you have all the hours you want or need?

But what if this job is something you are holding on to just so you can receive a paycheck? What if you are unhappy doing what you are doing and are staying just because you need an income?

Good news! Now that the entire world is at a standstill, it is a perfect opportunity to rethink your life. Scarcity begets scarcity. Now is the time to be optimistic. You can rebuild your life.

A few years ago, I was in the same situation … afraid of losing what I had even though I was in a no-win situation. Then my situation changed overnight: I had no “job” and my then husband came home one night at 5 p.m. and informed me he was leaving the next morning.

Since he had not allowed me to work while we were married, I had no income and wondered how I was going to pay rent, never mind put food on the table for our children.

A similar situation to what some of you may be experiencing now: the bottom has fallen out. But be optimistic. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was the best thing he could have done for me. Forced to take action, I have since obtained several accreditations in the career field and have been published in more than 35 books as well as in CareerJournal.com (the Wall Street’s Business Journal).

I have been able to assist numerous clients in turning their lives around for the better. We can start by exploring what it is you were meant to do; i.e., what would make you enjoy life and simultaneously earn a living doing it.

Then we write a résumé (which gets your foot in the door) and work on interviewing techniques so you know what to say and which questions to ask during the interview (which gets you the position). We will work on job search strategies as well to ensure you land in the right place.

Is it hard work? Definitely, but your life can be turned around for the best. It is not an overnight solution, but it is hopeful. It is important to remain optimistic.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” – Helen Keller

Studies have shown that optimists have superior health and less stress (yes, even in difficult times). Optimists bounce back faster and have more persistence. Optimists spread joy.

You can’t stop life from throwing things your way. You can’t stop the unexpected from interfering with your plans and goals. But you can choose how you respond. Practice switching to a healthier state of mind when unwanted things happen.

Even if you can only be in a positive mindset for a few moments it can have a profound effect on how you cope with life’s many hurdles and keep you on a path of health, success and happiness. A happy and healthy you means happy people around you. You are healthier when you work at what you love. Less risk of cardiac arrest, diabetes, high blood pressure, just to name a few.

So, use this time to reflect on what you would like to do. And if you work with a career coach, you get there even faster and you get your return your investment back during the first week of employment.

For a free consultation, I can be reached at 661-253-0801, myriam-rose@jedaenterprises.com, or at linkedin.com/in/myriamrosekohn, where you can join my True Self Rising movement and read articles of interest.

To your health and success!

Myriam-Rose Kohn

Master Career Director

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