Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sam Kass says Keep in the Sunlight

Patty's Note:
Quite a few people are concerned about layoffs and keeping morale out of the tank. Others have been underemployed for some time and need to find ways to stay "UP".

We asked for Tips and Techniques to maintain a more positive outlook
and help people avoid becoming "part of the problem" instead of the solution.
We'll feature wise counsel from pros in and out of business to help you keep your Eyes fixed on the find the opportunities that do come up, albeit without the neon signs of yesteryear!

Keep in the Sunlight - by Sam Kass
Executive Recruiter, Former HR Consultant and Corporate HR Professional

Ben Franklin once said:

” Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”

Are you currently encountering a worry situation?
Are you feeling stressed?

Here is a technique that works.

Why are you worried?
Write down with as much detail and specifics as possible the “worry situation”.
Often, just writing down and reading your words resolves the situation.

Ask yourself these questions:

If this did happen, what is the absolute worst-case scenario that could develop?

In a year from now, how would this situation affect my life?

Once you answer these questions and accept that - if the worst should happen - you are not helpless; clear and calm your mind.

You are now ready to take purposeful and productive action.

The key is to take immediate action.

Once you take immediate action, you are too busy to worry; and your confidence, self esteem & ability to control your destiny come forth into the sunlight.

Remember, when you write down the worry situation - and take purposeful and productive action - you will be astonished at how your worries and stress evaporate away.

This works!Cheers! from Sam Kass, Executive Recruiter

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