What’s Your Plan B?
As of last Friday, the UK was plunged into an uncertain future. No-one really saw it coming – even those staunchly in favour of a Brexit vote.
As a voter for Remain, my feelings last Friday were in turmoil. My reaction was emotional.
Junior doctors also have the added complication of voting on the new contracts.
Does this change in the light of Brexit? Voting either way adds more uncertainty to the pot – if a vote for yes, how will the new contract work in practice; and if no will doctors be able to negotiate something better in the current climate?
With such chaos out there, it’s easy to feel paralysed and confused by circumstances. Change is SCARY.
The certain fact is the following: no-one knows how this referendum will turn out for the country for sure, whether for good or ill.
How an economy or markets are performing is largely based on people’s perceptions. So, it is no great surprise that after a shock vote, they reacted negatively and there will be more volatility on the way.
Before a new structure can fall into place, there is always chaos.
The worst thing that people can do is PANIC. It doesn’t help. Easy to say, but none of us have a crystal ball. We can’t say with certainty what would have happened long term if the public vote had been different and we had stayed in the EU.
What I will say is the following – times are changing. Professionals no longer tend to do one career their whole life. That’s understandable – the younger generation is likely to be working longer and have a less appealing pension package. So, do not waste your working life being utterly miserable!
There are always options!
Career breaks, portfolio careers, start ups, going overseas.
The world is your oyster. And remember this as well, these options will still be there for you even in a recession. They may be harder to find but they’ll still be there.
We want to help you find them.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.