Chapter 10

Bounce when you are out of work

Your job is more than something that gives you money to pay the bills. It can also provide structure, status and social contact. Whether you enjoy your work or not, losing a job for whatever reason can leave you shattered by uncertainty, with your whole life upended. You need to act fast. It may seem daunting at first, but many people discover that losing their job frees them up to try something that they really want to do.

This chapter focuses on Ali’s redundancy story and shows you how, through resilience, he was able to rise above this challenge.

Over the past five years, Ali had suffered with mental health problems. He experienced severe anxiety and when things got on top of him he increased ...

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