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7 Lessons every employee should learn from Covid-19: Failing to plan is planning to fail.

A very popular statement. However, with the fear and anxiety in the hearts of employees, you’ll agree that most didn’t see this coming. Most couldn’t plan. Therefore, the job loss affected them more.

I always want to put myself in the shoes of those who lost their jobs in this period.

Like I’ve said several times, I’ve not been to the office for two months and no pay coming in.

Do you think I’ll sit and watch life go on?

I also didn’t prepare for this. I didn’t. I was trying to when the floods came rushing and somehow I’ve been able to stand.

After the covid-19 lockdown is over… I beg your pardon, as the lockdown is on, the planning is already on.

Since we know we are responsible for ourselves we also know that we need to plan for ourselves as well.

Are you planning for yourself or waiting for someone to?

Surviving Post-Covid-19: The gold in being FIRED.

Today, I’ll give you seven sites you should read if you’re fired from your job.

I’ll hold it here.

Remember, job loss in the covid-19 era shouldn’t end your life.

No way.

Rather, it should start a new phase for you.

Who told you, you can’t survive without a job?

I was having a nice time this afternoon when I was struck by a thought.

I saw myself being afraid.

Of what?

I was asking myself, “How will you survive in this pandemic?”


I’ve been off work and off salary for close to two months now.

But guess what?

I’ve done more projects than I’ve done in the last one year.

I also earned some cool cash.

While I still look forward to going back to the office, I can’t allow that dictate my life again.


Now, why do so many people depend on employment?

They have not been taught to trust their thoughts and ideas.

They don’t believe in what they can do. They don’t believe they can create things by themselves, take it to the market and sell it at any prize they want to.

They don’t.

So, they wallow in insecurity of jobs. They are afraid of trying things.

It’s terrible.

So terrible I must confess.

That same question my head asked me is the same question the heads of many ask them. Yet, they run from trying things by themselves while cleaving to a job.


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A job is the safest place for them.

I’ll end with this.

A friend of mine just told me few minutes ago, that a friend was laid off. And in their conversation, the friend that was laid off was saying that he’ll not get another job.

He wants to build a business.

He was pained that he worked in an organization for about 4 years and was asked to go with nothing.

No settlement.

Just like that.

Who told you you cannot survive without a job? Who?

Surviving Post-Covid-19: The gold in being FIRED II.

I was going through this book, Think Like a Billionaire. Become a Billionaire when the first reason dawned on me.

I’m a person of faith and so it’s real, so deep for me.

Getting fired from a job will make you trust God more.

Scot gave a story of how his dad got fired and it was so difficult for him to cope.

In the early eighties, my father was laid off from his job. Seven months went by with no word from his employer. He had us to take care of, the mortgage to pay and all the other responsibilities of life.

It would have been very simple for God to do a miracle for my dad and just drop money on the porch each morning like the manna for the Israelites. My brother Jason and I could have run outside all excited, grabbing money while our neighbors fought us for it. It would have been amazing.

But that would not have helped my dad grow so that he could do bigger miracles on his life. God used the opportunity to get him to participate in the miracle. And my dad changed and grew. He leaned on the Word and read the bible even when things did not make sense. God said, “Don’t worry about it.” Dad thought he wanted to worry about it but God reminded him that He would supply everything he needed.

My dad began to put his hands in things so that God could prosper him. He bought and sold cars. He took jobs wallpapering and doing windows for people. And even though he worked few hours that year, he made almost $20,000 more than the prior year. God not only provided for him, He prospered him. My dad learned that God would bless the works of his hands.

So, the job loss was a privilege in disguise.

For me, I can relate well with this.

I lost my job in 2015, around September. It was tough. My boss was not happy but I had to go.

That same month, I got home tutoring job which gave me more money than my job. I survived that season until July of 2016 when I got my current job.

If you’re in a similar case of job loss, you might as well learn to trust God afresh. Leave your understanding behind. You’ll see how He’ll pull you through.

For others, you might say you begin to trust your guts. You begin to take steps that your mind cannot fathom.

In all, losing a job can birth a wonderful experience if you choose to see it differently.

Surviving Post-Covid-19: The gold in being FIRED I.

Don’t look at me like that now. I feel deeply for those who lost their jobs already because of covid-19.

Statistics shows that more will yet be laid off. It’s tough. Sometimes I feel like crying.

Will crying solve it?

No way.

That’s why I’ve been looking for the gold in being fired. And I know there is gold if not gold bars.

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.


See Roger Crawford’s words:

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.

Then, how can one get the gold out of this situation? Being fired?

You must see the situation differently. And that alone will start the journey.

I’ll share more tomorrow but to give you a stepping stone to stand on, take a look at these words:

Every problem is a gift. Without them we wouldn’t grow.

Tony Robbins

Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity.

Gerhard Gschwandtner

There is no problem outside of you that is superior to the power within you.

Bob Proctor