Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
Eleanor Tweddell

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Narrated By: Eleanor Tweddell

Duration: 5 hours and 23 minutes

What to expect

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Losing your job may be one of the toughest challenges you will face in your career. It can make you feel completely powerless, anxious and thrown off track. So how can you learn to adapt and even thrive through your most difficult and transformative experiences?

Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You is a compassionate guide that will inform and engage anyone who is facing redundancy or job loss; with deeply inspiring case studies and clear and brilliantly accessible, practical advice for getting back on course with your life and career. Learn how to:

-Navigate feelings of anger, guilt and shame
-Search for new beginnings
-Overcome analysis paralysis
-Progress with small steps

Eleanor Tweddell's five-step plan will support you through the early stages of shock, through to building up the skills, self-confidence and motivation to thrive after redundancy; whether that is in your previous sector or something new.

'This book reminded me why an ending - especially an unexpected one - can be the best kind of beginning' Viv Groskop, author of Lift As You Climb

'This book will help you escape the valleys of rejection bound for the peaks of opportunity' Bruce Daisley, bestselling author of The Joy of Work

'So much more than a user guide to life after redundancy, it's an inspiring lesson on how to deal with the knocks of everyday life; written with humour, empathy and honesty' Debbie Hewitt MBE, Chair, Visa Europe

© Eleanor Tweddell 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Job hunting / changing careers, Careers guidance, Coping with anxiety & phobias, Office systems & equipment, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem & positive mental attitude

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Woe to the unprepared! If you have the proper training, support and advice in advance, you can suffer any redundancy and reclaim your life and career. This book is a must read for today's working force

James Victoire, author of Feck Perfuction

A book I wish I'd have at my disposal on several occasions during my career and I will no doubt dip back into it on several more to come. With Eleanor at the helm, redundancy becomes less a door slammed in one's face, more, quite literally, another door through which to walk

Cally Beaton, Comedian, Writer, Speaker, Business Mentor

This book takes away the stigma associated with redundancy and turns it into an opportunity to rethink your career and discover work that works for you

Alison Grade, author of The Freelance Bible

Frank and supportive advice for anyone going through what is a shitty time, and filled with strategies on how to emerge from it

Steven Haines, author of How to Go to Work

Eleanor approaches the emotional side of redundancy with honesty and then backs it up with simple actionable steps. Now has never been a better time to make the most of losing your job! And if you're going to do that then do it with dignity, grace and positivity - which is given in spades in this book

Robin Waite, Founder, Fearless Business

The first of its kind and so relatable, this book is all encompassing, practical, real and provides a guiding mind. An encouraging read that provides reflection and gives inner confidence and most importantly encouragement and focus on the future. It's as though Eleanor is there with you every step of the way!

Steve Griffiths, Managing Director, MAG London Stansted Airport

As a redundancy survivor myself, this book reminded me why an ending - especially an unexpected one - can be the best kind of beginning. Packed full of realistic inspiration, advice and motivation, this is the perfect guidebook for the moment when your career punches you in the face

Viv Groskop, author of Lift As You Climb: Women and the Art of Ambition

Eleanor Tweddell has created a book that is part survival guide, part life coach. A warm and welcoming Sherpa helping you escape the valleys of rejection bound for the peaks of opportunity

Bruce Daisley, bestselling author of The Joy of Work

The combination of lived experience, empathy and practical advice is a powerful thing. Eleanor very thoughtfully and carefully takes the reader through all aspects of redundancy with a focus on the biggest question of all...'what next?' With large doses of clear forward-facing advice, reassurance and encouragement, this book is an immensely positive read

Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4

Life has a way of smacking us in the face when we least expect it. Where before there was certainty, there is now worry and sleepless nights. Thankfully there's no need for you to struggle alone any longer. With this brilliant book and Eleanor Tweddell as your trusted guide, you'll be armed with the belief and tools to navigate this path with confidence and a swagger. Eleanor's personality shines through in this book and she provides some tough love to edge you towards a more fulfilling future that you probably can't even imagine right now

Laurence McCahill, The Happy Startup School

A sensitive balance of acknowledging the seriousness of redundancy by providing practical, real-world advice for how to tackle the challenge whilst recognising that humour can be found in every situation

Joe Thompson, former MD, Virgin Holidays

'This book is so much more than a user guide to life after redundancy - it's an inspiring journey of how to deal with the knocks of everyday life, written with humour, empathy and honesty'