Of course, we all have our usual social circle. Many times, I found
myself too tired or unmotivated to catch up with them while I
was unemployed. It’s easy to come up with excuses after a significant life
change like being laid off. You may not be feeling sociable, or maybe
you don’t want to spend unnecessary money. I agree with the importance
of paying attention to the budget, but when you’re invited to a friend’s
house, I suggest going if you can—even when you don’t want to. You
need a social support circle as much as a professional network at this time.
This is less about having people feel sorry for you, and more about having
a needed break or distraction. You may even find a few fresh ideas coming
from those who know you best.
Thomas B. Dowd III’s business books available in softcover, eBook, and audiobook (From Fear to Success only):
- Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance
- Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job…A Reference Guide to Finding Work received Honorable Mention in the General Non-Fiction Category at the 2014 Paris Book Festival and Honorable Mention in the Business category at the 2014 New York Book Festival
- The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World received Honorable Mention in the Business Category at the 2012 New England Book Festival
- From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards in Business Reference, Honorable Mention at the 2013 New York Book Festival, and Honorable Mention at the 2013 Paris Book Festival.
Do you know about Avanoo? Two-to-three minute eLearning programs that can change your life. Here are my latest projects:
MP3 Downloads of “From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide” are available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Emusic, Nokia, Xbox Music, Spotify, Omnifone, Google Music Store, Rdio, Muve Music, Bloom.fm, Slacker Radio, MediaNet, 7digital, 24-7, Rumblefish, and Shazam “From Fear to Success” MP3 on CD Baby