Navigating the space between gigs

Man looks down in contemplation from a large balcony over an airfield

One of the times we need to be courageous, compassionate and connected in the world of work and business is when we are ‘between gigs’. In a world of work where our identity is often strongly tied to the title and workplace we currently inhabit – to have neither can seem to have lost status and purpose. This space can feel empty, lonely and being there means susceptibility to a wide range of moods. Navigating this liminal space – a transitional space – means navigating uncertainty and ambiguity. Precisely at the time when you might feel desperate for stability and clarity.

To be in such a space is often to be labelled ‘unemployed’ – perceived as a status downgrade.

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Helen Palmer, Founder and Creator of Self unLimited