🧠 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 🧠
I was laid off in 2009. On February 7th, 2009, my world came crashing down in the form of a severe anxiety attack. I had battled a slight depression phase back in college, but this was worse.
I had no career direction.
I stopped going to church and praying (who had time!?).
I stopped working out and jogging.
I was drinking too much.
I was overeating, and unhealthy foods at that (I love you In-n-Out Burger, but glad we’re on a break).
I was burning the candle at both ends prior to the layoff between HR work during the day and the entertainment business at night.
No personal time.
No “me” time.
I was just focused on success.
That. Is. Not. How. You. Live.
What suffered during my time away from “me?”
You must take good care of your underlying self.
You must #feedthesubconscious.
Something I do that’s fun and helps build my brain immunity?
Playing video games.
Lately, I’ve been playing 2K21 PGA golf on my PS4.
I enjoy starting an 18-round of golf with the click of a button. I see the leaders in the clubhouse at -11 and know what I have to do to win this tournament.
So I start climbing this mountain and fighting with every (finger tapping) ounce! Scratchin’ and clawin’ my way to the top.
This applies to almost any game really.
Down 14 zip against a friend in Madden or suffer a first-inning grand slam again the AI?
You have to stick with it. You must fight like crazy.
This is how humans exist. We fight over fire. We fight over powerful weapons. We fight over careers and limited positions.
So go fight like crazy. But remember, have that “me” time, too. Because your subconscious is relying on you to take care of…well you.
Also, had to share…another thing I love doing to feed my brain and soul is fishing. And now that my son is 4, I get to have a fishing partner again ever since my dad passed back in 2020.
He caught his first fish this weekend! Bluegill! This makes me happy. This stuff feeds my subconscious.
What feeds yours?
#careercoach #careercoaching #feedthesubconscious #jobstickers #ununemployed #thepragmaticresume
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