Working with Fear of Job Loss – Taming Your Sales Crocodiles

Are you struggling with the fear of losing your job? If so, you’re not alone. My heart goes out to everyone who is impacted by job loss – those who have faced it or fear it – it can be debilitating.

Losing past jobs – while challenging – beget great new opportunities and outcomes for me, but living through the crucible or fearing it’s coming can make us doubt ourselves. This can be overwhelming.

I’ve made other posts about what to do amidst layoffs and I’m happy to help anyone impacted. Today, we’re talking about working amidst a fear of losing your job.

There are practical steps you can take to work with this fear and cultivate a more positive mindset. In a recent discussion as part of Taming Your Sales CrocodilesHylke FaberRick Gage, and I shared insights on how to deal with this common experience.

The first step is to acknowledge that the fear is a thought happening in your mind. By doing so, you can gain some leverage over the fear and start to figure out how to deal with it. It’s crucial to realize that giving in to this fear can cause you to become small and diminish your resourcefulness.

Build confidence around your ability to execute in your job. Focus on delivering wins for everyone, including your customers, team, and anyone you interact with. By doing so, you can give yourself the best chance of thriving at your job and having no regrets, regardless of the outcome.

Rick shares his perspective on the fear of not being good enough to find a better job. He acknowledges that his job does not define him and that he can have a better job in the future. By sitting with this fear, he realizes that his capabilities are not dictated by his job.

In conclusion, the fear of losing your job is a common experience, but it’s possible to work with this fear and cultivate a more positive mindset.

By recognizing that the fear is a thought happening in your mind, building confidence in your abilities, and realizing that your job does not define you, you can overcome this fear and cultivate your resourcefulness and creativity.

So don’t let the fear of losing your job hold you back. Take practical steps to overcome it and thrive in your career!



About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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