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Positive about redundancy: Five Top Tips:


Remember YOU are not redundant.

It is only your role in this particular organisation/company that can no longer be supported, probably through no fault of your own. You are still the same person you were before your role became redundant. You still have relevant skills, expertise and experience and you can choose how you want to use these.


Maintain a positive attitude.

Find a way to consider the positives about where you are now or what you could do. Dwelling on the negatives, perhaps how unfair you feel your redundancy is, will hold you back from discovering potential ways forward. Listen to your "self talk" – the way you think about things. If you find yourself in a negative spiral, choose to turn your negative thoughts into positive ones.


Minimise stress and plan your survival.

Make a clear financial plan that you can stick to. Identify what income and savings you have that can be used to support you and your family right now. What are your fixed outgoings (eg mortgage, bills etc)? What are your normal other outgoings – write absolutely everything down (eg food, leisure activities, clothes, pets etc). Scrutinise the list – what is essential, what is non-essential? Where can you make savings realistically that you can sustain? At this "saver" level of outgoings, how long will your income and savings last you?


Take control and make your own silver lining.

Invest in yourself now to consider what you really do want to do. What is important to you? What do you enjoy in your work – in the last job and work before that, or in other activities you do, perhaps voluntary work? Is there something you've always wanted to do but somehow haven't yet gone down that route? Can you make redundancy your opportunity to develop the life you always wanted?


Get support!

Who can help you? Remember the saying "A problem shared is a problem halved." How can your family and friends help you – perhaps for moral support, generating ideas? How can government support help you – perhaps for careers advice, help with your CV, identifying different jobs? Have a look at the websites or pop into the local offices of Careers Scotland and JobCentrePlus or also Business Gateway if you want to start your own business.

If you want support to work out what you really want to do and find your ideal future, why not work with a personal coach? World class athletes recognise the value of having a personal coach to help them develop their winning mindset and now personal coaching is available for people like you and me too. Even better, join a coaching group about turning redundancy into opportunity, which is fun and inspiring as you share your experiences and ideas, and is a particularly cost-effective way to have the support of your own personal coach. Why not join one of our life coaching or career coaching groups.


"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right." Henry Ford

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Evolution: (noun) A gradual development. An exercise carried out in accordance with a procedure or plan.
Evolution through Coaching: Improved performance and desired changes achieved using a strategy to adapt people's attitudes, behaviours and actions.


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