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“You cannot always control circumstances, but you can control your own thoughts.”

~ Charles Popplestown

Are you worried about keeping your job? Let’s face it; many things out of your control, from the state of the economy to downsizing and cutbacks.

But that’s not what worries me. What concerns me more are not the looming factors beyond your control, but the casual attitude toward the things that are within your control.

Don’t just hope for the best.

Many people who come to me for help have the attitude, “I’ll just have to work hard and hope for the best.”

Have you heard the old saying, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten? Carrying on hoping for the best is just not good enough. No matter where you are in your career, you have to learn to enhance your skills and change with the times or you most certainly will be left behind.

Present yourself as an asset.

The first step to recession-proofing your career is to make your company see you as a valuable asset. How do you achieve this? Head over to this blog post, “Desperate Times, Different Measures” and read about the three key things you must do to increase your worth and protect your job.

Just because it’s a recession doesn’t mean your career has to stagnate. Read my book, Getting Ahead, to find out how you can achieve career and job advancement—even in tough times.

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