Episode 71: How To Survive An Unexpected Job Loss

Episode 71: How To Survive An Unexpected Job Loss

Your worst fear happened: you’ve been laid off or let go from your company. What do you do now? On this episode, Priscilla walks you through a detailed game plan to help you problem solve with calm and land on your feet.

It happened. You got laid off. Now what? On this special episode, Priscilla walks you through a game plan to help you move forward from an unexpected job loss. The game plan is a 3-pronged approach taking into account your emotional & well-being, finances & healthcare, and job search strategy.

 

On this episode, I help you game plan for how to move forward from this obstacle. Here’s how I set up the episode:
I. Emotional & Mental Well-being [3:05]
  • Why you must process your feelings BEFORE getting into problem solve mode
  • The SARA Model (shock, anger/anxiety, resistance & acceptance) of emotions
  • How and why your “animal” lower brain floods you with “survival” mode feelings
  • How to avoid toxic positivity but also use intentional thought creation to create calm & patience
  • Why you should use self-compassion and normalize difficult emotions
II. Evaluating Finances & Financial Runway [13:05]
  • How to find supplemental income you might qualify for in your state if you were laid off (ex: unemployment benefits, severance pay)
  • Healthcare coverage options based on your current situation
  • How to take stock of your debt obligations and work with your lender to lower or pause your payments
  • How to avoid further damage to your credit by ensuring minimum payments are met
  • How to creatively (and temporarily) lower your expenses in a realistic way
  • Quick cash generation gig ideas if you don’t have much in savings or an emergency fund
III. Job Search Strategy [25:20]
  • How to cut down on your job search timeline by being strategic about roles & companies to consider
  • Why you should take time to reflect on what was working & not working in your past role
  • What you should prioritize doing during the job search right now (and resources to help you!)
  • Why informational chats are even MORE critical during this time
  • Why you shouldn’t feel shame or embarrassed about what’s happened and how to move forward

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71. How To Survive An Unexpected Job Loss

It happened. You got laid off. You were let go….. Ouch. Now what? On this special episode, Priscilla walks you through a game plan to help you move forward from an unexpected job loss. The game plan is a 3-pronged approach taking into account your emotional & well-being, finances & healthcare, and job search strategy.  I.

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