"Today was my last day." NO. It is YOUR FIRST DAY !

LinkedIn is a plethora of "today was my last day" and I need to call them out. 

The shock of it brings FEAR.

The questions of what's next?

How am I going to pay my bills?

What will my family think about me?

Will my friends still want to be my friend?

All those missed birthdays, holidays, special events and I get walked out like a criminal?

Why Me?

Comfort goes to the familiar. So when someone or something disrupts that "routine" it's natural for our mind to flee into "JARRBish" (y'all know I love acronyms)

- Jealousy.

- Anger.

- Revenge.

- Regret.

- Bitterness.

We fall for that because it's easier to dwell in our "JARRBish" than actually face our reality. 

What Reality?

- FREEDOM

- TIME

- OPPORTUNITY

- NO BOSS EXCEPT YOURSELF

- COMPLETE TASK LISTS 

- VISIT FAMILY 

- HANG WITH FRIENDS

- TAKE THAT VACATION 

- MEETING FREE

- TURN THAT "HOBBY" INTO A BUSINES

- FINDING YOUR WHY

- FEEDING YOUR CALLING

- SEEING YOUR PURPOSE

But HOW do I do that?

- Read. Read a lot. ( send me an email and I can help with a list)

- Look around and see what you do without being asked.

- What brings a smile to you no matter what occurs?

- Ask your family and true friends for brutal honesty

- Start a journal. The Good. The Bad, The Ugly. 

- Get outside. Walk. Breathe. 

- Pray. Pray more, Talk to GOD.  

 

Your mind will lie to you if you let it. Choose to be FREE. 

 

REMEMBER:

 

TODAY IS YOUR FIRST DAY; IT WASN'T YOUR LAST. 

 

 

(If you or know of someone who needs to talk - my number is 832.848.0776 )

 

 

 

2 comments

Mark Lancaster

On the day I was laid off from Baker Hughes I posted on linked in and had 15000 views and 8 job offers
But the one I took was one I called the company because they seemed to be in an excellant position and asked. I start with them June 1st
You never get anywhere unless you ask

Allen

Send me your reading list!

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