Economic Uncertainty – Much more to come!

Economic Uncertainty – Career/Job Uncertainty.

Greetings and welcome to the Friend Zone Blog! It is my intention to provide trade secrets and other valuable information that will help you find the job of your dreams, even in a recession or depression.

Today I’d like to talk about a word that is really important – Uncertainty. This word alone is the cause for economic spiraling, which leads to recession and depression. I’ve seen several individuals from David Gergen to Colon Powell talking about the real picture that is looming after the elections. In January of 2009 for a few years, we are going to see a much different picture of the depth of our troubles. This will cast a wider and deeper net of uncertainty throughout the U.S. and the world!

Uncertainty: The lack of certainty, A state of having limited knowledge where it is impossible to exactly describe existing state or future outcome, more than one possible outcome.

Just imagine, if we as a country have no certainty in our government, or the companies we give our lives to each day, then what do we have? No sense of stability or certainty, which is part of our basic human need. In fact, there are 6 basic things that ALL humans require:

The Six Human Needs Psychology:
Certainty
We all want to feel stable about our environment or our basic necessities – shelter, food, the things that give us the sense of stability. Jobs or careers provide our basic needs by helping us to have cash flow, social interaction, something that we can participate with on a regular basis, familiarity.

Uncertainty or Variety
We have a need to change. Once something is extremely familiar, we have a basic need to seek another experience. Many of us do this by changing jobs/careers, businesses, or relationships, or our states by drugs and alcohol, or exercise. We have the need to change our scenery or state in some way.

Significance
We all want to feel special and important in some way. Some of us achieve this by recognition from others or ourselves.

Connection
We need to feel connection with someone or something. Feeling connected with people at our place of work, church, club, gang, animals, ideas, things, or a social setting that allows us to feel connected.  Connection may be in the form of love. .

Growth
The need for the feeling that we are growing, intellectually, spiritually, physically…Everything in the universe is either growing or dying. Growth is a large reason for many of us changing careers or jobs, and partners – the desire for growth.

Contribution
We all want to contribute in some way, without contribution there is no spiritual fulfillment.

That being said, the one thing we all need to be aware of is how we feel. You see, if you have a deep sense of uncertainty this can resonate on all levels. For instance, if were currently downsized your probably feeling a high degree of uncertainty and rightfully so. But the most important thing that you must do right now is feel a sense of certainty again. You may ask how? There are many ways, the first way I suggest is that you exercise regularly! This is important, exercise is the fastest way to change your mental state. Try yoga, a bike ride or going to the gym more frequently.

It’s super important more now than ever to maintain a healthy mental attitude because an interview opportunity may come up and your attitude will be the first thing that is measured. Whether you are aware or not, humans have an uncanny ability to sense things. If you are not feeling a strong sense of certainty in your interview, it will be noticed on a deep level. Therefore, managing your emotional state is one of the most important things you can do right away. In the book and on-line course I examine this topic very thoroughly.

OK – enough said for now. More to come on how to sustain your energy and state!

Please visit my website, www.TheFriendZone, There are a ton of very good resources here for anyone who is serious about their career or job search!

I hope to see you in The Friend Zone!

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist

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