Job Search Discouragement

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 21, 2011 in , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

It’s completely natural to feel discouraged, anxious and even depressed during unemployment.

Don’t allow those feelings to prevent you from moving forward, continue aiming towards your career goals.

Here are some suggestions to help you cope better:

1.) Ask what you might gain from this transition. Instead of thinking negatively, look for the positives. Unencumbered time lends plenty of opportunity to focus on what matters most to you, opening up new avenues of possibility.

2.) Keep your hope up and set goals to achieve, so you can see results, accomplishing something. Set goals weekly, and monthly, look at those goals daily to ensure you are on track.

Pyramid of Power

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 20, 2011 in , , , | No Comments

You’ve heard of the pyramids in Egypt, but you most likely haven’t heard of the ‘Pyramid of Power’.

This pyramid has a unique purpose–to give your life power.

In Kim Pawlak’s article “Manage your goals with use of ‘Pyramid of Power’”, (TAA), she highlights work done by Susan Robison, a psychologist and faculty development consultant with Professor DeStressor, who created the pyramid.

The “Pyramid of Power” is a pyramid-shaped goal-setting model. Robison says that we have goals that are “floating around in the air”, not anchored to anything. The pyramid reverses that and anchors our goals.