Dealing With the Loss of a Job or a Business – With Dolah Saleh [RR 535]
Through her advice columns, books, and seminars, Dolah Saleh has sought to help others make choices that honor who they are and what they want to accomplish. Ms. Saleh is an educator, lecturer, and author with more than 20 years of counseling others in making optimal life choices.
Ms. Saleh is the author of a few non-fiction books and one commissioned, Dating and the Pursuit of Happiness (DRM Net Inc., 1998), which helped people understand their personality “type” in a relationship and provided practical advice for pursuing a happy, fulfilling love life. Her last book, It IS All About You (Balboa Press, Hay House, 2018), which addresses lifelong questions in the search for meaning.
Dolah's website www.loveinyourlife.com that includes a podcast and provides commentary on career as well as general life reflections.
Major corporations have hired Ms. Saleh as a career transition consultant. These companies include Allied Signal, Praxair, American General Life Insurance, Cargill Inc., Carleton Technologies, General Motors, Moog Inc., M & T Bank, Praxair Inc., Tyco International, University of Buffalo and the Xerox Corporation. To assist in her practice, she has used and is certified in various psychological assessment instruments to provide her clients with appropriate guidance toward life-changing decisions.
Key Talking Points:
Grieving- experience loss (person, job, business, etc), shock, denial, anger, depression, acceptanceGrieving is not a linear process- goes in and out of all stages of grief
Separating yourself from what met your needs that is now gone. What do you do next?
Losing a job- grieving about the job and the people they worked with
No set grieving timeline- find strength and consider what you can offer to a prospective employer?
Networking- most helpful during the grieving processReach out to people for comfort, advice, support and brainstorm next career change
Develop a marketing plan for yourself
Always a positive and negative way too look at everything in lifeOpportunity to reevaluate your career- how happy have you been? Is this an opportunity to pursue something else that you would enjoy more? What jobs are related to what you were doing?
We all have something to give, you have value, you have worth- what are your talents? What are your strengths and gifts? Self-analysis- sit with someone who knows you/used to work for/colleague/peer and listen to their input
Tony Robbin’s website DISC assessment, Clifton Strengths Finder Test, Birkman Test
Support of your spouseLean on them and accept support, don’t hide the loss of job because of ‘failure’ mentality
Acceptance and mobilization- move forwardMeet with someone for coffee, talk about your ideas
Thanks to Dolah Saleh for her contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers.
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