"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." Terrific C S Lewis quote but if you were just furloughed or part of a reduction in force, it hardly feels like extraordinary destiny is ahead.
The loss of a job can be devastating. The panic sets in when you think about your ability to cover your financial obligations, especially if you have a young family to support.
Your anxiety levels are off the charts, how the Hell do you find work and replace your income in the midst of a damn pandemic? You are searching for confirmation that everything is going to be OK but you see nothing that reassures you.
So, how does this hardship become temporary and a tipping point that leads you to extraordinary destiny?
It's going to take courage, hard work, and time. There is no better time to focus on packaging yourself for future greatness. You know those 10 hours a day you were working and commuting? Let's grab that time and repurpose it.
Check out this TalentBlvd article from founder Mike McNamara "Contract Terminated, Fired .. What's Next?" for some next steps:
The thing you ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT DO is tie your identity and self worth to your former job and current career status. After all, you have an extraordinary destiny to prepare for!