CHANGE THE CONVERSATION WITH YOURSELF
We are facing a 50% salary cut for the next three months.
My job is still intact.
Opportunities in my business look hazy.
Did I really like it in the first place, or was I doing it only to earn money? This could be the right time to reskill and explore new opportunities.
I may have to resign due to resurfacing of hidden pressures.
Nobody is going to ask me about the break on my resume. It is becoming the new normal. I can well afford to take a break and explore fresh opportunities.
Work-from-home or flexitime will be the new normal. Office will never be the same again.
Isn’t this what I always wanted? The time saved on commuting can be used to develop a new skill or hobby.
The stock market has crashed.
It is the time to learn all about value-investing, and buy at low prices.
My company may force early retirement.
I’m young enough to start a new venture.
There are so many who have lost jobs.
It is the time to connect, collaborate and launch new ventures.
I signed on for 7 online courses due to boredom.
I’m discovering new talents in myself. Never had the time to explore it before….
My goal-based financial planning has gone for a toss.
It was time to review and reallocate, develop new habits. Goals in life keep changing, and resources should not remain frozen.
More commonplace examples can be added, like
I learnt how to cook or paint or something else…