If you lost your job today, would you immediately dive into a frantic job search? Or, would you take time to finally do the things you’ve always put off for work: Travel, visiting family or volunteering? Michaels Froehls was a successful global executive in New York when the economy crashed in 2008. He became one of the 2 million Americans who lost their jobs that year, and watched his fellow recession victims scramble desperately for work. But rather than join them, Froehls did what most only dream about: He accepted his job loss as a gift of time. The following year, he dedicated that time to three life goals: exploring South America, checking off his “bucket list,” and mastering Spanish. To share his experience and help others cope with job loss, he wrote The Gift of Job Loss: A Practical Guide to Realizing the Most Rewarding Time o fYour Life. Rather than immediately jumping back into work, any work, Froehls advises readers to consider taking time off for activities that ultimately make you happier, healthier, and even more competitive in the job market. Discussion points:How to prepare for a layoff when you are "safely" employed.The Gift of Job Loss: What to do when you're laid off, and how to make it the most rewarding time of your life.How to overcome feelings of shame after being fired or laid off.Overcoming fear & negativity surrounding job loss.When NOT looking for a new job is your best career move
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