Job Layoffs, Revitalization And NLP

Job layoffs have obviously hit people very hard this year. Millions of jobs have been cut leading to a variety of different problems. First, with human resource caps on hiring, there are fewer jobs now, left only to the elite and those who have superior skills or connections. Second, leftover employees will take on the burden of stress of the mess that their colleagues left for them after being laid off. Third, the increase in fear and anxiety in a bearish economy leaves little for people to look forward to.

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Perhaps, this is the best time to get revitalized. Most of the people in the world today are afraid of losing their jobs. Well, make yourself layoff-proof. It’s simple. You merely need to pick up the right skills that will keep your learning capabilities at their best, and enhance your overall understanding of the world around you.

Even if you do get laid off, job layoffs are as common as the flu. Just get over it by proving your own worth and build your own portfolio.

Learning NLP in times like these will definitely help. After all, most of the things I’ve been teaching on this blog have to do with some of the essential traits that make someone employable:

  1. Persuasive capability
  2. Emotional management
  3. Personal peak performance
  4. Communicating with other team members clearly
  5. Reframing to view problems as potential opportunities
  6. Creativity and innovation that releases personal genius
  7. Modeling and how you can pick up literally any skill and capability you want

I actually do see NLP as a way out for some people, and a cutting edge tool for the rest. Learn more NLP, so that when push comes to shove, you will be better equipped to manage the savagery of job layoffs anytime.

Learn NLP – To Give 100% Or To Hold Back?

One thing in NLP is that the focus on the attitude of success is hardly mentioned. People keep focusing on the techniques and the method, and I think that’s a little passe.

One principle I share in the success process is about giving 100%.

A number of people have asked me about giving 100% and what that really means. While this is not strictly an NLP strategy, I think the attitude of being at your 100% is very important. Personally, I find that it is a very useful concept. But, is it possible to give 100% all the time?


When you set your goals, do you think that it is an important thing to put in 100% to achieve your goals?

Even if you have the best skills and techniques, you may not necessarily achieve your goals simply because you did not put in your best. If you want something, you may want to put limitations aside.

Of course, if you are in an environment, you may also find that you are restricted by culture, the way people do things. When you are in conflict as to whether you should put in your best, you have to ask yourself the question: what will be beneficial overall?

Have you realized that some of the top performers actually defy the norms in order to push themselves to the highest possible level of performance? Perhaps, holding back is not really an option anymore!

Consider, though, that it’s no longer about what you do, but rather how you communicate your intent. It’s probably the best, therefore, if you wish to get yourself to stretch or even get other people to stretch, that your intent is clearly communicated so that you and the stakeholders of your decisions are clear about your intent first.