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Make Job Loss Work for You by Richard Deems, Terri Deems

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CHAPTER 4

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

You have options. Everybody has options. And you’re not limited to just one or two jobs. To identify your top options, you will need to think in terms of the three parts of the mind:

  • Thinking (cognitive)
  • Feeling (affective)
  • Doing (conative)

To put it another way, your options are based on your best skills and experience (cognitive); your values, temperament, and what’s important to you (affective); and your natural strengths (conative).

As you work at identifying your options, you’ll discover an interesting phenomenon: When you realize you have options, you can truly evaluate where you’ve been. Maybe you really enjoyed what you did before, and maybe not. Some who have taken time to evaluate where they’ve been ...

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