You Have Got This.

"When one door closes, another door opens” might be one of those things people say to you when you tell them you’ve been made redundant.

And when you consider the whole quote, it carries wisdom that might help you move on quickly. and help you make it the best thing that happened to you.

5 things to do if you have just been made redundant

  1. Take control of how you respond

  2. You can wallow for a little bit

  3. Create time to think about you, and what you want to happen next

  4. Don’t jump into a CV writing workshop straight away

  5. You have choices: Stick, Twist, Bust


This could be an opportunity to start something new

When you get made redundant you go through a few stages as you process what has just happened. It’s like the grief, loss and change curve all merged into one.

We call the stage the Five Chapters (although it’s probably more like 25 emotions all in one day). The chapters are Shock, Stuck, Slow Go, Unstuck and Thrive.

Five stages of redundancy

Everyone goes through these chapters at different pace, for different reasons. And each chapter can mean very different things for people. Shock can be expressed in many different ways, for example, worry, self-belief, anger even humour. Thrive is experienced in different ways, for example, happiness, fulfilment, safety or wealth and health.

If you give yourself some thinking time, even if its just 30 minutes a day over breakfast, you can start to ponder what you really want out of this situation.

Think about this question right now for a few minutes…

What would be the best thing that could happen for you right now?

What did you think of? ‘Winning lottery (is that really the best thing?), a change in career, an amazing opportunity abroad, a job closer to home, starting a new business.’

Why is it the best thing that could happen?

Why is that the best thing?

Why is that the best thing?

Asking yourself why, why, why and get a deeper understanding of things you want to change or keep in your life. The things that are important to you.

The Another Door Five Chapters programme helps you to work through this. It helps you consider where you are today, and where you want to be tomorrow. When you join the Another Door community you get access to the Five Chapters programme. You can work through this at your pace. There are 15 short modules to work through. You can share how you are getting along on the weekly calls and in the chat space of the community.

You can sign up for a mini version of the Five Chapters programme. It’s free, just click here and sign up to get 5 emails of support.

If you know this is an opportunity to start something new, to upgrade your job, to do something different and you want support from people who get it, join the community today. You’ll get all the advice and support you need to make being made redundant the best thing that happened to you. You’ll also get access to the full Five Chapter programme including 15 modules, masterclasses and helpful resources.