Everything begins everything ends.
It is how we view our circumstances that matters.
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
I have spent the last year perfecting a workshop to deliver to ex-offenders, mainly long term unemployed people, who are so beaten down by rejection that their self-esteem has taken a battering. The funding for that workshop has now come to an end and I have decided to look forward to a new beginning.
For now I will sit with un-certainty, after all I am always saying life begins at the end of your comfort zone!
Nacro believes that everyone deserves a second chance. I aim to give people hope when they believe there is no hope.
I say to the job seekers: Take massive action – every action has an outcome; something to learn from, no such thing as failure only feedback – the only real failure is not to try.
I say to employers: Take a chance. If you take a risk on someone who has ‘a past’ they are likely to be grateful and become a more committed loyal member of your team.
I then said to myself: Does anyone value loyalty anymore?
I asked this question yesterday and today: Vodafone account management team (Onecom) just called to give me £80 loyalty bonus for staying on my SIM only contract. It’s good to hear some big companies are getting it right. Shopping around was the order of the day last decade – I hope this means the tide is turning and loyalty will be rewarded by many more Corporations in future, like it used to be.
In this fast paced changing world you have to be loyal to yourself and ‘do what you love and love what you do’ that way you will have the desire to keep your skills and knowledge up to date.
I am disappointed that the workshops have ended. However, I have decided to see change as an opportunity.
Seth Godin said: Instead of fighting feelings of anxiety, dance with it. Welcome it. Relish it. It’s a sign you’re on to something. “Oh good, here comes that itch!” This is important after all.
When we welcome a feeling like this, when we embrace it and actually look forward to it, the feeling doesn’t get louder and more debilitating. It softens, softens to the point where we can work with it.
Use your fear like fuel.
Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.
Hope ROCKS ♫♥♪