Sunday, May 3, 2009

Unexpected Change Can Be Overwhelming. Avoid the Bunker!

Looking for a job? Don’t go to the Bunker. Just a small change in strategy makes all the difference!

---By Bob Beaudine CEO of Executive Search Firm Eastman & Beaudine and Author of The Power of WHO

“7 Habits” Author to Pep up Jobless. (click for article) Top Dallas Morning News business columnist Cheryl Hall features a story today on Author Stephen Covey's upcoming visit to Dallas Monday May 3rd from 1-2:30pm to give a free seminar at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel to help job seekers find a path to new opportunities.

One of my favorite companies-Franklin Covey and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas are putting on the event. In conjunction with this speech, Dallas based Business Access LLC, an online training is launching to help people find meaningful work quickly.

I highly recommend you go to this free seminar if you are seeking employment or just need a lift! Stephen talks about an important subject that I focus on in The Power of WHO, that “people who lose their jobs often lose their spirit.” “They become discouraged and it feeds on itself and it becomes a downward cycle.” Unfortunately, when this happens they don’t turn to their family and friends for help. Where do they turn? They go to the dreaded…“Bunker.”

When a crisis comes, people do the craziest things. They go bonkers and begin to bunker. “Bunkering” is when you try to sneak away and hide while hoping everything will just work out. You fool yourself into believing you can manage your crisis alone. You internalize everything and shut out everyone around you. Big Mistake! That’s doing exactly the opposite of what you need most. What you really need is someone who will confidentially listen, care, and help strategize with you! You need your “Who”! Those people who care about you and want to help . . . “just because.” You need true friends who know you and can remind you how successful you’ve been and how your next success is “just around the corner.”

As we get ready for the new week, stop for a moment and remember your friends, family, neighbors, and people at church who you know are hiding in the dreaded Bunker!

What can we do? We can be a “Who” friend!

What’s a “Who” friend?
· A “Who” friend will call a halt to fearful thinking by insisting you stop listening to your own negative self-talk. In the face of those lies they will start speaking truth, the truth about your value and uniqueness, the truth about your accomplishments, and the truth about the value of your dreams and goals.

· A “Who” friend will intercept you on the dark path you’ve taken and redirect your steps back on to the path of light. They know you, care for you, and will remind you that you have a future and a hope.

· A “Who” friend knows your true identity and won’t let you forget it. When the “Power of Forgetfulness” tries to roll in like a blob—you need your “Who.”
One of the greatest mistakes in business today is that most people never reach out for help, never lean on their “Who” in times of need. Big Mistake!

Let me hear from you! Tell me Your “Who” Story. How you were able to encourage your “Who” out of the dreaded bunker! YOU GOT WHO!

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1 comment:

  1. Setting yourself manageable job search targets on a daily or weekly basis, and even scoring yourself to make sure that you stay on track, helps to make you feel in control of an area of life which might otherwise begin to feel totally unmanageable.