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Article Teaser: If you are among those laid off in recent Wall Street upheaval, resist the fear sweeping the industry. Now is your chance to take stock of your life and consider what else you could do to create a truly authentic and meaningful career for yourself.

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Laid Off at Lehman? Now Is Your Chance - Taking a Step Toward A New Career

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If you are among those who lost their job in Wall Street's latest great upheaval, take heart. Your life as you've always wanted it is awaiting you.

Don't get me wrong. Losing a job is never a pleasant thing. When you lose your job because the company you've worked for so hard collapses, it may seem as if your world is crashing all around you. It's worse when it happens because of management's greed, dishonesty, and incompetence.

But here's a small bit of a silver lining: Even though your job is over, your life isn't.

And here's an even bigger truth: You are now completely free to do whatever you want with your life.

I know that this very moment, this newly-gained freedom may be hard to appreciate. Right now, you are probably bemoaning the security of your corporate job, the salary, the stability and prestige that went with it, the health insurance, the retirement plan. Believe me, I understand, and I sympathize.

But, as you've just learned, "corporate security" has long become an oxymoron. And unless you truly, whole-heartedly loved your job, this development is actually a great thing. Seriously:

  • How much longer were you going to remain chained to your office chair, secretly feeling thinking how your life was passing you by?
  • How much longer were going to sit in meetings that bored you to death, cheering the management that, you knew, was lying to you, and counting the days and hours till the next weekend and the next vacation?
  • How much longer were you going to keep checking in your real self at the office door and living somebody else's life?

  • The fact is, the most common regret people express at the end of their lives is having failed to take enough risks. When asked what they wish they'd done differently, people uniformly say they wish they'd had more courage to go after their dreams.

    Are you going to be one of those people? Will you be among those wishing they could take back those years they'd spent holding on to their job for the sake of "security"?

    Or would you rather be someone who'll say, at the end of your life that you'd truly lived; that you'd followed your heart and did what you loved; that you'd done something that had made a difference in the world?

    The end of a job can be seen as a tragedy, and it can also be seen as an opportunity. Right now, this very moment, you can choose to see it as a gift and the greatest chance life has ever handed you.

  • Rather than giving in to your fear and despair, you can choose to look ahead to becoming the kind of person you've always wanted to be.
  • Rather than rushing to apply with the investment bank around the corner just because you think that's the only place that will have you, think about what you could do with your life that would have real meaning for you and leave an imprint.
  • Rather than falling into the doom and gloom, remember that your life is much bigger than any single job you've ever held and that now is as good a time as any to create a life that will be a true expression of who you are.

  • And if you don't know what this new life could be and how to go about creating it, take heart. Help is all around you. But you have to start by promising yourself that you won't waste any more of your life in jobs that hold little meaning for you.

    Decide that your life has too much potential and is too valuable to be traded for a corporate salary. Promise yourself that from now on you are going to take charge of your life and will live it in a way that is most congruent with who you are and your life's vision.

    Right now, this very minute your life is awaiting you. Will you take your first step toward it?


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