How Do I Handle The Stress From Job Loss

Glass Of WaterA psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers ranged from 8 oz to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter.  It depends on how long I hold it.

“If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm.

“If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed.  In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens.

Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

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This is from the Science Is Madness Facebook page, if you’re into science and want to follow them.  This message about carrying your stresses over time is so perfect for Survive Succeed Soar followers I had to share it with you “As Is”.

I’m always asked this question, “How do I handle the stress from job loss?”  This article about carrying stress for long periods is very true.  But I do find that for those that have been laid off from work or handed our pink slips outright, the stress a little different.

  • First, you are paralyzed with shock.
  • Second, you must gather yourself together emotionally and get control of your fear in order to tell your family.
  • Third, there is a self-inflicted guilt from telling your loved ones you can’t provide for them right now.
  • Fourth, there is the stress of trying to find another job or generate some type of income yourself to feed, clothe and provide a warm and safe home for your family.
  • Fifth, the longer it takes to get money rolling in again, the more paralyzed you become with fear.
  • Sixth, the depression eventually sets in and you feel your self-worth is lost forever.
  • Seventh, you begin to withdraw from family and friends as you lose hope.

That does sound pretty dire and it certainly can be. That’s why it’s imperative that you start generating income as soon as possible.  That is the magic roadblock that will stop this emotional assault.  If you don’t get that done quickly, those negative and destructive emotions will continue to attack your mental and physical well-being.  Plus, aside from yourself and your emotions, you honestly DO need to provide for your spouse and children.  Perhaps you even have grandchildren or elderly parents that depend on your assistance and support.

The secret is to analyze your talents and experience and start an income stream yourself.  Most of us have a difficult time doing that.  We can’t be honest with ourselves.  We don’t know where to start.  We don’t know how to get free advertising. We don’t know how to see our talents clearly.

That’s where I come in – for FREE!  I will do a FREE STRATEGY CALL with you and together we’ll come up with some ideas to get you generating income within just a few days or weeks right where you are.

If you are receptive to some help, just put your name and email in the box to the right.  I’ll be in touch right away and we’ll pick a convenient time for you and I to talk strategy and brainstorm ideas. My goal is to stop the assault before it hits #4 and get you earning some money again quickly.

So I’m here for you!  Just put your contact information in the box to the right.  Do it NOW, that is your first step back to success!

To your rebirth, recreation and new successful lifestyle,

SherieJan2015SuperMiniSherie Smith

Change Your Thoughts and Predict Your Future

It’s nearly Christmas…just a few days away. To help you celebrate, here’s a special Christmas video from my friend, Marnie Pehrson. All things are possible! Enjoy!

If Life has kicked you in the teeth recently, maybe you are finally ready to listen, learn and seek a change!

“Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life,yes…even Change Your FUTURE”.  Most people don’t realize it, but you can actually predict your future based on your thoughts and actions.

Lost your job? 

Overwhelmed by out of control bills? 

Need to make more money? 

Starting over again? 

Want to be your own boss?

No matter what challenges, adversities or setbacks have knocked you to your knees, you are NOT alone. Even more importantly, you are NOT going to stay down. Decide to rise again and recreate yourself in ways you never dreamed possible.

Look inside and discover your new self-worth. You have talents and skills and creativity and experience that you don’t even realize. Put them all to work NOW to create earning power… to create a quick cash path… so you can start taking care of yourself and your family again.

Traumatic issues like job loss, personal illness, family responsibilities and extreme debt have caused millions of hard-working people across the country to lose their homes, their savings, sometimes even their self-worth. In their desire to give their family a better lifestyle, they’ve charged too many things, lived on credit far too long and now are overextended BIG TIME! Even with a job, they probably had trouble paying their bills. But now, to make matters worse, they may have lost long-time careers, retirement plans, and even family savings.

People are struggling with unexpected personal and family responsibility. Baby boomers are facing tough decisions about how to best advise and care for aging parents. Some middle-aged and even senior baby boomers are even rearing grandchildren. All of these troubles are just more proof of our modern society’s economic crisis.

  • We live too high on the hog, even when we do have a good job.
  • Our society stopped learning how to save money and live frugally.
  • A crisis occurs and then the downward spiral begins.
  • How will you adjust your spending?
  • How will you get through this?
  • What will you do for the future?
  • How can you take care of yourself and your family?

It’s ALL up to YOU! But don’t worry – you can change your life! You can find your fastest path to survive this current setback, recreate new income sources and rediscover your personal value.

You can begin putting positive energy actions into place to redirect your financial security. You’ll have money coming in, from multiple income sources, all positive directional changes toward your new success. You’ll see doors and opportunities opening all around you. But first, you must do ONE THING!

No, not buy something! This is not a get rich quick website. It has nothing at all to do with that. I’m not pitching you an MLM or the hottest new product. But I am throwing you a LIFELINE!!!

Your future has everything to do with YOU and whether you grab that lifeline or not. How do you perceive yourself? How creative and smart about your situation can you be?

My advice to you right now? Suck it up! Put your big britches on, wash your face and comb your hair. Look at yourself in the mirror! Look directly into your eyes and SMILE back at yourself! If you have the courage to seek a change, your life will never be the same again!

Regardless of your situation, HOPE IS NOT LOST! You have great personal and contributional value hiding inside that you probably don’t even know is there. But together, we will find it, then begin cultivating and growing it.

Yes, I’ll help you find your PATH TO SURVIVAL from your current setback. It’s time for a payback, and that payback will come straight to you. You’ll make the decision to succeed and in the process you’ll learn to soar higher than ever before! I’m not pitching you anything on the call. We’ll simply be brainstorming ideas to help you get on with your life.

“The fastest way to get to nowhere is to do nothing!” ~Martin Fretwell

“TAKE ACTION NOW!” Grab this FREE OFFER while it’s available. Let’s brainstorm your path to new income and get you moving upwards again. The choice is yours! Remember…Nothing Changes Without ACTION! So step out and take action today!

Is Your Setback an Endurance Race or an Adventurous Journey?

Success MottoWhy do some people react to disaster with whimpering and moaning and groaning?  Then there are others who stiffen their upper lip, pull their cap down tight on their forehead and trudge into the gale force winds?  One word – Mindset!

So what is your Mindset?  Are you a Moaner?  Or a Masterer?  I can’t make you one or the other.  All I can do is point out to YOU that there is a difference, and it is a difference which YOU CAN CONTROL.

Most often, those going through hardships forget THEY ARE IN CHARGE!   Oh yes, I know, you didn’t write your own pink slip, and you didn’t drive that delivery truck into the side your car.  But YOU CAN CONTROL THE SITUATION, and YOU CAN PREDICT THE OUTCOME! Keep reading…

San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Quarterback Destiny Meets Superbowl Opportunity

Super Bowl Football Can you tell the 2013 Super Bowl is almost here?  LOL  Everywhere you look there are advertisements that revolve around the Super Bowl.  I mean, they are everywhere!  They hang from buildings, are posted on windows, hang from highway overpasses, are bumper stickers on cars, light up the highways on billboards…just everywhere you turn.

So tonight my husband wanted to talk about the Super Bowl, but I’m not really a crazed football fanatic. So, over dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, he decided to share something about the big game that he thought I’d find interesting.  Boy, was he right.

Only if you’ve been sitting with your head in the sand do you NOT know that the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in the big game coming up.  Well, I don’t have a dog in that hunt so I was only half-way listening – I’ll admit it.  But he keep talking about the teams and soon my “inspiration” radar starting going off big time. Keep reading…

Every Great Dream Begins With A Dreamer

Dreams Hopes Desires“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

This is an inspiring and insightful quote by Harriet Tubman.  But I like to add my version…

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer who isn’t afraid of the journey.”

Everyone can dream, that’s not the news-flash here.  Everyone can dream, regardless of their economics, education, location, IQ, age, or stature in life.

It’s the fact that a great dream has to come from somewhere.  It must be ‘birthed somewhere. Keep reading…

Step Away From Obligations

BoilingPotThere is a proper time to step away from OBLIGATION. I know that comment will make a few heads roll, but just hear me out. Do you have a tendency to say Yes all the time? Do you feel it’s your DUTY to say Yes and EVERYTHING? If you do, chances are you’re a female, because that’s the way we ladies are wired. Now if you’re a male and have the same feeling, then I applaud you, because you’re saying Yes out of Responsibility which is admirable. (Not always wise, but certainly admirable.)

Listen, we all have plenty to deal with just taking care of ourselves and our family. When we try to take on more stress than we need to, our positive energy soon turns into negative energy. When that happens, uh-oh! Everybody better get back out of the way! The pot is fixing to boil over, and then everyone around us will start picking up on those negative vibes too. Keep reading…