2016 is finally ending and what better way to welcome in 2017 than with a post from me!! I hope 2016 was a good year for all of you! If it wasn’t, I hope you will take the lessons learned from the more difficult times and use them to help make 2017 the best year yet for you! That is what I plan to do! Let me explain….
I have spent the last half of this year looking for a job as my previous contract ended at the end of June. I’m not going to lie and tell you that this was an easy time for me but what I hope to do is tell you what I was able to take away from this difficult time. By doing this, I’m hoping some of my lessons can be helpful to you.
Lesson 1: Be honest with yourself and others.
For a while I didn’t want to tell people that I was unemployed. I felt like I would be judged and didn’t think I would be able to handle this. I then thought about what I would tell my clients if they were in the same position and realized that the only person judging me was myself. I had to be honest...