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Your Job Is Not Safe

If I’m the first one to tell you that you need your own personal bailout plan then you are in trouble.

If you don’t have any idea what you’d do tomorrow if your job went away today then consider this your wake up call.

In this economy when a company like Microsoft, which hasn’t laid off employees in its 34 year history and made over $4 billion in profit last quarter alone, lays off 5% of its workforce – you gotta know there are no safe jobs right now.

I’ll say it again. Your job is not safe.

If you feel like it’s impossible for you to lose your job – do yourself a favor, think again. And I’m not saying this to scare you. In fact, I believe the opposite. If you act now – and plan your exit strategy – and I’m just saying plan one – I’m not telling you to execute – you are operating with a clear mind. And that is what you need in this sort of economic turmoil.

Because the real problem is most people being laid off are caught off guard. They have no plan and then they panic.

I’m telling you to get on guard. I’m telling you to get a plan. I’m telling you to use your confidence and level-headed thinking to your advantage and to start using it right now.

This recession is all about your mindset. If you are caught up in the hype you must separate yourself from what’s happening in the world and take control of your attitude.

And if you are just burying your head in the sand – you are in for a world of hurt.

If you are fearful about confronting the economic swirl and are bunkered in and trying to ride this one out – email the show and I can help you come up with your own personal bailout plan.

I’ll help you make it through this. You just have to wake up and realize you might actually need the help.

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Mel Robbins is a radio host and a career and life coach. In partnership with Borders Books she broadcasts in 2 hour live daily call in advice show in over 40 markets nationwide. She has a monthly column in Success Magazine and is a contributor to CNBC. Mel has coached thousands of people as well as Fortune 500 executives and helped them take the steps to get what they really want in their lives.