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‘Tis the Season to Be Your Own Best Friend!

When conducting a job search, I’ve found that many individuals are their own worst enemy.  They beat themselves up about things that happened in the past and they tend to make sarcastic comments about themselves.

But this is the worst possible time to treat yourself this way.  During a job search, you MUST remain positive, at all times.  You must create a plan and work that plan, which will only make you feel better about the entire process.  Here are some tips on how to do just that.

1 – Make sure you read very positive things.  Dr. Wayne Dyer is an exceptional writer and motivator and makes you appreciate your individual make-up.  Any book of his will no doubt pick you up!

2 – Listen to positive music – no sads songs here Elton!  Anything upbeat will do because it’s a proven fact that music makes everyone feel better.

3 – Treat youself to something you really want.  When you are not employed, you don’t want to spend a tremendous amount of money, but if you want something – buy it!  You’ve always worked hard and you will get over this period of not being employed or not having the job of your dreams – so treat yourself (once in a while!)

4 – Have faith that things will work out.  I know it’s easy to say, but we all know that positive thoughts will beget positive outcomes.  I think we can all agree that negative thoughts drag the entire room down to dust level.  Act like you are having a good time … smile when you don’t want to and you can’t help but feel better.

Enjoy the holidays!  We all have a lot to be greatful for.  We may not have the job of our dreams right now, but hopefully you have your health, your family and friends, and maybe an adorable cat or dog that instantly makes you feel accepted and loved.  I know that 2009 will bring you very good things!


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