Use Job Loss to Start Your Ideal Future


If you’re between jobs (like 8.9% of Americans), now is the perfect time to start creating your ideal future.

You may have been handed a gift disguised as unemployment. The answer depends on what you decide to do with your time.

How many hours per day can you search for a job? At what point does that search become unproductive? There are millions of other people just like you searching for jobs that don’t necessarily exist.

You will find a job eventually, and the difference between spending 4 hours per day searching versus 12 hours per day searching won’t help you find that job much sooner.

At the end of your period of unemployment, what do you want to have accomplished? Finding a job is probably top on your list, but what else could you end up with?

Most people will end their unemployment having experienced a lot of stress, countless ego-crushing phone calls and emails and a string of blurry days spent at home like a sick person.

Smart people will use this as an opportunity to start breaking their dependence on corporations. Some people will use the free time afforded by losing a job to start creating a future that is self-reliant and enables their ideal lifestyle.

Don’t you want to be one of those people?

Do you have a big dream? What about an ideal lifestyle? Why not start an online business, or a freelance career or whatever else will help you live the life you want to?

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I'm Corbett Barr, founder of Fizzle and Palapa and co-host of The Fizzle Show. This is where I write about building businesses, living the good life, and doing work that matters. More about me »

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