I’ve chosen to title this article ‘Life after Redundancy’ because life after redundancy is something that exists, but something that can easily be forgotten in the midst of going through one.
Immediate reactions after a redundancy swing from fear of finances to sadness at losing a large part of your life. But as time passes and these feelings get weaker and weaker, you may find yourself thinking, ‘what next?’.
What comes after a redundancy?
For many, a natural reaction after being made redundant is to start frantically looking for new roles online. You may start searching within your field but as time goes by, and applications go unanswered, begin to look for something else - anything else - just to pay the bills. This is particularly true at a time when redundancies are common and jobs are scarce, such as during the time of a recession or, as the world has recently learned, during a global pandemic.
But you didn’t spend years of your life perfecting your chosen profession and craft simply to fall into something unrelated, or something that doesn’t pay well, did you?
It doesn’t have to be this way.
For some, a redundancy signals a chance to assess your lifestyle. To spend more time with family. To think about the things you really want in life.
Redundancy or not, this pandemic has done the same. I've had many conversations with people over the past few months who have realised that the 9-5 (or 9-9 in many cases) simply doesn’t work for them anymore, but who have been unsure what other options are available to them.
I understand, the early days of my career were spent working a full-time job, making money for companies that weren’t my own. Then I realised that this wasn’t what I wanted from life. I wanted a more flexible lifestyle, one that I could design, one in which I could chose who I wanted to work with, and when I wanted to work. On top of all of this, I wanted a lifestyle that was more financially stable.
In 1994, I began my own consultancy business and I can honestly say that I’ve never looked back. It’s allowed me to be own boss and, importantly these days, to weather any storms along the way and come out sailing. I’m also privileged to have shown many, many, others exactly how to do the same thing.
I know that you’re thinking - what does this have to do with my recent redundancy?
The answer is everything.
If you want to get back to work quickly but don’t want to have to pick up ‘just any old role’, I’m running a fast-track bootcamp to show you exactly how to move into consultancy in just 6 weeks.
Six weeks is all it takes to understand where you fit as a consultant, the process to get yourself there, and lots of incredibly helpful insider tips to ensure you make the move successfully.
Many who have taken my course have told me that at first they were hesitant about spending the money but that the money spent on it was earned back in just one day as a successful consultant!
So - where will you place yourself post redundancy. Where do you see yourself in 6 weeks’ time?
If you don’t want to answer this question with ‘working a mundane job just to pay the bills’ then let’s chat. You can book a free call in my diary where I’ll be happy to take you through the process in more detail.