Working with Fear of Job Loss – Taming Your Sales Crocodiles

Are you struggling with the fear of losing your job? If so, you’re not alone. My heart goes out to everyone who is impacted by job loss – those who have faced it or fear it – it can be debilitating.

Losing past jobs – while challenging – beget great new opportunities and outcomes for me, but living through the crucible or fearing it’s coming can make us doubt ourselves. This can be overwhelming.

I’ve made other posts about what to do amidst layoffs and I’m happy to help anyone impacted. Today, we’re talking about working amidst a fear of losing your job.

There are practical steps you can take to work with this fear and cultivate a more positive mindset. In a recent discussion as part of Taming Your Sales CrocodilesHylke FaberRick Gage, and I shared insights on how to deal with this common experience.

The first step is to acknowledge that the fear is a thought happening in your mind. By doing so, you can gain some leverage over the fear and start to figure out how to deal with it. It’s crucial to realize that giving in to this fear can cause you to become small and diminish your resourcefulness.

Build confidence around your ability to execute in your job. Focus on delivering wins for everyone, including your customers, team, and anyone you interact with. By doing so, you can give yourself the best chance of thriving at your job and having no regrets, regardless of the outcome.

Rick shares his perspective on the fear of not being good enough to find a better job. He acknowledges that his job does not define him and that he can have a better job in the future. By sitting with this fear, he realizes that his capabilities are not dictated by his job.

In conclusion, the fear of losing your job is a common experience, but it’s possible to work with this fear and cultivate a more positive mindset.

By recognizing that the fear is a thought happening in your mind, building confidence in your abilities, and realizing that your job does not define you, you can overcome this fear and cultivate your resourcefulness and creativity.

So don’t let the fear of losing your job hold you back. Take practical steps to overcome it and thrive in your career!