Many people lost their jobs in 2010 and I think many more are likely to do so in 2011. This can obviously be very scary. My invitation is to take it as an opportunity to stop and take stock, dig deep, ask new questions, and raise your sights, not lower them. Obviously one of the major reasons we work is for pay, and losing your work creates a necessity to earn money.
The title of this article is a homage to the seminal quote by Ram Dass, formerly Dr Richard Alpert, the Harvard psychology professor who turned his back on Western thinking to become a yogi and spiritual teacher.
How many people do you know that appear to be having midlife crisis of some sort? All men have a midlife transition just as all women have a menopause. This important phase of life, often involving powerful emotional upheavals can affect most people, men and women, through a large age range from 30 to 50.
You hardly need me to tell you that the world of work is changing. Most people find it scary. When your income is threatened, job opportunities seem to be shrinking and lay-offs increase, it is easy to feed our fear. Our choices seemed limited. We can feel powerless.