20 Aug Reframe how you think about past failures to be successful in your future career
I was made #redundant after 9/11. The company had been doing great and I’d just received the top rating in my performance appraisal. I was shocked: I loved my job and I hadn’t seen it coming. But, my manager shared they had to make 20,000 redundancies and one of the criteria was business criticality.
I should have been looking at the bigger picture; instead I’d focussed only on doing a great job.
Thankfully, I’m a ‘glass half-full’ person. I stayed positive, focussed on my strengths and searched for a new role that would allow me to grow.
I took a structured approach to my #jobsearch, planning my day around applications, maintaining and growing my #network, and keeping fit. By the end of the year, I had two job offers. I accepted the role of Chief of Staff at Citibank, where I helped employees in their careers.
I’m sharing this post from @BusinessInsider today. It echoes what I believe and share with my coaching clients. I’ve made mistakes in my banking career but hindsight is a great thing. I’ve had time to review these, takelearnings and move on with a “victory” #positivemindset. You can too.