My heart goes out to this dude – we have a lot more in common than I care to say at this sitting. Losing a job, just like losing a marriage, becomes a heck of a lot harder to “bounce back” from once those tinges of gray start showing around the hairline. How does one ever recover from losing both, though – one on top of the other? We can only hope and pray that his wife will hang in there, show him some love, and receive the medal she’s earned when he’s back on his feet. An unemployed dude becomes hardest to love when he loses his confidence, or his “edge.”
It’s a terrible cycle that can easily work in reverse, too. I know from personal experience that a divorced employee becomes impossible for an employer to love when he or she is too frazzled and depressed to keep his or her mind on their work. Unemployment can trigger divorce, and divorce can trigger unemployment.
These times we live in are very hard. Hence, the reason for this blog. The core message I want to put up here is the importance of confidence, and liking the dude you see in the mirror – with or without gray hairs, or any hair at all…