Weekly Wisdom: The Upside Of Getting Fired
We had some good news on the employment front this week. Sorta.
It looks like the rate of people losing their jobs has slowed. It’s only sorta bad because, if you’re one of those people who lost a job–no matter how slow the rate is–it’s still a scary time. But, once the shock has worn off, the newly jobless often say the moment they lost their position was the best moment of their lives.
They learned to stand on their own. They learned to trust themselves. They opened up the window to new skills and new ways to make money.
If you’re one of those people, here’s a week’s worth of articles and posts to help you through this transition period.
Losing your job isn’t the end of the world; it may be the beginning of a new one, according to this video post on Please Feed The Animals. My Supercharged Life also has a post on I Am Getting Fired: Looking At The Bright Side Of A Bad Situation.
Want to quite your job? Become rich? Start a web site? Dance the tango? The Illuminated Mind says the worst thing you can say to yourself is: Not Yet.
Think becoming wealthy, being a web site owner, or dancing the tango is impossible? Read the Four-Hour Work Week blog’s post on Dean Kamen and his view that nothing’s impossible.
Most times unemployment means irregular income. Here’s a post from Get Rich Slowly that offers you tips on How To Budget On An Irregular Income. And, check out Debt Free Adventure to learn some money-saving grocery hacks.
One of the best ways to avoid unemployment is to place yourself in a position where you don’t need a job. Fiscal Geek advises you how to Take The Small Wins In Your Life And Your Money.
If you’re ready to move on to investing or trading for a living, Weakonomics says that markets aren’t rational, they just pretend to be. That’s lousy news if you’re an undisciplined, emotional investor and a godsend to smart traders with access to the right technology.
Five Cent Nickle teaches ways to navigate the recession.
If you decided that some parts of the unemployment landscape look pretty–for instance, the lack of cubicle–here are five questions to ask before you start an online business by Rate Your Web Hosting.com.