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Accepting Your Vulnerabilities



It’s not something that we are often too keen to admit to, for many of us at home and at work we are someone else’s solution. We look to give it the good old fashion British ‘Stiff Upper Lip’. But in today’s environment it’s not surprising if it wobbles more than a bit.

In the working world we seem to be in one of two camps. Firstly, the people who are rushed off their feet, meeting the demands of the nation and their business needs, to keep it going and afloat.

In the other camp, we’ve got those who are in shock at the whole situation and wondering what to do next. Worries over pay, finances, looking after family and keeping their own sanity start to appear as their purpose has vanished along with their jobs, careers and many years of hard work.

Accepting your vulnerabilities can be a good place to sit and start in making sense of it all and creating a road to recovery. Accepting we have a problem and perhaps at this moment in time we are without a solution, is a big step.

I watched a film at the weekend called ‘In Pursuit of Happiness,’ which is a true story about a man who was very much down on life and his career. It was brilliantly played by Will Smith and his Son.

He after a lot of soul searching was able to accept his vulnerabilities and then work out a way to fight back. Developed his skills, took responsibility and worked very hard.

So here are some of my thoughts on dealing with vulnerability:


Work on your well-being. You are no good to you or the people around you if you don’t look after yourself – there are loads of articles on this subject, read them and choose what works for you. Create a plan and do it.


So here are some of my thoughts on dealing with vulnerability:

Share your Vulnerabilities with people you can trust and respect – look at your network of colleagues and friends and share, pick up the phone and chat (Or give me a ring)

Work very hard to develop new skills and experiences so you can bounce back – there are loads of online free tutorials and training programmes on line.

Work on your well-being. You are no good to you or the people around you if you don’t look after yourself – there are loads of articles on this subject, read them and choose what works for you. Create a plan and do it.

Procrastination isn’t an answer, get out there and get involved, help out, sell yourself – people are still getting jobs, developing yourself and getting work is a full-time job. (really proud of a good friend who was out of a job before this current situation who found a job last week, it wasn’t what he ideally wanted but he is giving a very good go)

Always take a long-term approach to your decision making and personal development.


I’ve felt crap during this process, vulnerable and a lack of purpose. At times rejected as all my work was cancelled. (I felt I had been made redundant with no pay off), but that’s not going to help me in the long run. So the question I asked my self is, ‘So David what are you going to do about it?’ ‘What’s your ideas now David?’ in a nutshell;

1. Talk to more people

2. Keep promoting and developing yourself

3. Create new ideas and ways of thinking

4. Don’t get sucked in and follow all the noise on social media

5. Work bloody hard

Need a chat, I’m a good listener, give me a call.

Regards, David

NB: Please discover coaching tips and highlights, interviews and experiences on the following links. Enjoy:

David Yeabsley : YouTube Channel

Future Proofing Yourself : Website

Future Proof Yourself : Book Purchase

Future Proofing Yourself : Podcast

Remember, if you don’t look after yourself or your business,

who is going to do it for you?

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