Sie brauchen einen Plan B!
Wie Sie beruflichen Krisen zuvorkommen
1. Edition 2011
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Do you have a “Plan B” or do you live life without an alternative in the back of your mind? Will the next crisis catch you off balance or with both feet firmly anchored in professional life? One can fight a crisis when it arrives – or one can anticipate its arrival.
The fear of losing one’s job is one of the greatest sources of anxiety we face. The continual stress combined with prolonged anxiety is, in the long run, harder on our psychological state than actually being fired or laid off. Burnout is the greatest risk of the modern employee, and especially when job dissatisfaction is combined with stress does the situation become problematic. Doing nothing to combat feelings of tedium is outright dangerous.
The solution: Replace diffuse fears of the future and a feeling of discomfort with concrete alternatives. You have more potential than you may think. In your biographical treasure chest lie many secret talents that you can put to use. Search for your true motives and discover your true skills. From your resource portfolio there will arise a Plan B. Put it in the drawer, well kept for a rainy day – you may need it sooner than you think. In the meantime, keep on going as before and find a new leg to stand on. Then, if need be, you can switch over when you want or need to.