This week our nation mourns the tragic aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, the worse mass shooting in U.S. history. As of this writing, 59 concertgoers lost their lives, and more than 500 were injured. In total, 22,000 attendees left the venue in terror or risked themselves to assist others. Just one step removed, their grief will be shared in the coming days by hundreds of thousands who will know someone personally who was there. Beyond this group, are the millions of us who were glued to our televisions when the news broke and wept with those who shared their eyewitness accounts and stories of personal loss. Many felt a degree of their anxiety and sadness, even though we may have been thousands of miles away, or knew no one present.
These growing incidents of mass domestic violence frighten, sadden and shock us. As psychologists explain, they shatter our sense of a “just world,” the belief that if we are careful, good and kind, we will be safe. And, we can easily relate to at least one or more of the victims—a teacher, a Disney employee, a policeman, a nurse, and we think, “I could have been at that concert too.”
Can there be a “normal reaction” to such a horrendous event?
Mass shooting research and response informs us that at least a third of those who attended the Las Vegas concert will need counseling. Some may benefit from psychiatric help as well. A testimony to the resiliency of the human spirit, others will experience a short period of acute distress over a few days, but will not exhibit ongoing, debilitating stress symptoms or PTSD that would signal the need for ongoing mental health treatment.
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The arrival of spring is also a strong signal that the year is rapidly moving along. We are reminded by the changing seasons that it is time to make good on the goals we set for ourselves in January. All too soon, the year will begin barreling to its end.
When it comes to career goals, the most common question I get from audience members and career clients these days is: “I feel stuck. How can I reboot my career? I know I am capable of so much more.” Some report they are increasingly being passed over, others say they feel lost and out of focus, not sure what to pursue during their career’s third quarter. Maybe you can relate.
This short, eight minute, video is my answer. It is entitled: How to Reboot and Rebrand Your Career (and Stop Wandering in a Career Desert of Your Own Making.) It explores:
- The five most common career “fails.”
- What you can do to differentiate yourself in any crowded field.
- How to rebrand yourself professionally-whether you choose to stay in your current job, find a better one, or start a new business of your own.
- How to become an “intrepreneur” or entrepreneur–pick one. (You must do one or the other if you wish to stay relevant these days.)
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These career changes are not hard but you must become laser-focused on the right strategies. If you are feeling stuck, undervalued, or desiring to make the shift from “player” to “player-coach” yourself, you will find this short video helpful AND challenging. If you have any questions about your own career strategy, let’s talk!
Enjoy and Learn,