Being creative after a layoff

I’m also now blogging about business stuff I’m seeing over on my Fast Company blog. Here’s one I did titled “You’ve Survived a Layoff at Work, How Do You Get Creative Again?”

A ton of ideas on how I’ve seen people get creative again after a layoff. On Sunday Loic Le Meur, CEO of Seesmic, admonished me and told me it’s very important to get back after a layoff and be optimistic again. Otherwise your work will suffer and people around you will see you as having less value.

He’s right, so I’ve been working on just that. Do you have any other ways you get optimistic after having a bad day at work?

Comments

  1. For me it is getting on my bike to gain a new, higher level perspective of the situation. It is amazing to me how small problems and setbacks become when I am on the bike. I am sure that everyone has some outlet like that to help check perspective. Is this the “happy place” they speak of?

    Troy Malone
    Pelotonics

  2. For me it is getting on my bike to gain a new, higher level perspective of the situation. It is amazing to me how small problems and setbacks become when I am on the bike. I am sure that everyone has some outlet like that to help check perspective. Is this the “happy place” they speak of?

    Troy Malone
    Pelotonics

  3. What is the URL of the base blog? I’d like to add your FC blog to my Google Reader.

    I think you should publish all your articles on your original blog as well. What’s going to happen if FC goes up in flames – you loose some of your writings.

  4. What is the URL of the base blog? I’d like to add your FC blog to my Google Reader.

    I think you should publish all your articles on your original blog as well. What’s going to happen if FC goes up in flames – you loose some of your writings.

  5. No matter what, I try to have a fun, upbeat attitude. It’s not always easy, but I find that people really seem to appreciate a little optimism during these tougher times.

  6. No matter what, I try to have a fun, upbeat attitude. It’s not always easy, but I find that people really seem to appreciate a little optimism during these tougher times.

  7. Ellacec Publishing has released “Surviving a Layoff” by author Theresa Banks. Readers across the States should pick up a copy for themselves and their family, to learn additional strategies on how to survive a layoff. Books are available at amazon.com.

  8. Ellacec Publishing has released “Surviving a Layoff” by author Theresa Banks. Readers across the States should pick up a copy for themselves and their family, to learn additional strategies on how to survive a layoff. Books are available at amazon.com.

  9. [...] Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger » Blog Archive Being creative after a layoff « – A ton of ideas on how I’ve seen people get creative again after a layoff. On Sunday Loic Le Meur, CEO of Seesmic, admonished me and told me it’s very important to get back after a layoff and be optimistic again. Otherwise your work will suffer and people around you will see you as having less value. [...]

  10. Ths may be off-topic, but the worst day at work IS a layoff, and I have consistently seen the value in it and though I’ve had to ht the anti-anxiety medications I have always come out better challenged, better rewarded, and better served by change in work. Even when unwelcome.

  11. Ths may be off-topic, but the worst day at work IS a layoff, and I have consistently seen the value in it and though I’ve had to ht the anti-anxiety medications I have always come out better challenged, better rewarded, and better served by change in work. Even when unwelcome.

  12. First thing is to take some time to feel bad for yourself. Get it all out. Do things that make you feel good. When I was laid off, I ate more than my fair share of cheeseburgers (warning-not a great coping strategy).

    Then, ala Bill Murray in the movie “What About Bob,” baby step your way back into the mix by going a day without feeling bad for yourself. Then baby step your way to updating your resume. Before you know it, you’ll baby step your way back to being optimistic.

  13. First thing is to take some time to feel bad for yourself. Get it all out. Do things that make you feel good. When I was laid off, I ate more than my fair share of cheeseburgers (warning-not a great coping strategy).

    Then, ala Bill Murray in the movie “What About Bob,” baby step your way back into the mix by going a day without feeling bad for yourself. Then baby step your way to updating your resume. Before you know it, you’ll baby step your way back to being optimistic.

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