I get asked a lot how I went from being a full-time lawyer to being a coach. Many people are surprised to learn that I actually started my practice from difficult circumstances: a layoff.

I had been practicing law at a huge Wall Street law firm, and I had survived four prior rounds of layoffs when my boss came to me a few days before Christmas and told me that chances were good that I’d be out of work in six months.

Although I eventually decided to opt in to the layoff a few months earlier, it didn’t make the fact that I’d been laid off any easier. At the time, though, I didn’t want to admit how hard it was to be selected for a layoff, even arbitrarily.

I’ll be candid: the experience of getting over the layoff wasn’t easy. And in the end it took several years.

That’s why I’m talking about a hard issue in this week’s video: how to deal with grief when it comes to job loss or transition. Check it out below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88gXADlS2Fs

In the comments below, I’d love to hear from you. What’s your number one takeaway from this video? How have you dealt with a difficult career transition?

And as always, I’d be honored if you’d share this video with anyone you know who might need it.

Have a great week.

XOXO E

 

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