When a crisis looms or drops in your lap, you will be better able to tackle it if you have been taking care of yourself -- giving back to you. Never forget how much you matter. You cannot fully give to others, including your work, if you haven't taken care of yourself.
A few years ago, I saw some scary writing on the wall. My job as a corporate recruiter was at great risk. The trickling fall-in of the latest recession and scraping through an uncharmed economy was taking its toll, seemingly one job, one house, one soul at a time.
It's hard to know how to counsel friends when they are in the midst of a severe crisis. But here are a few things that I've learned along the way.