#13) Rejection, Disappointment, and Depression | When Your Job Search Goes Dark | Austin Therapist, Emily Griffiths


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We are going to talk about rejection, disappointment, depression, anxiety, confidence, and all the things that may creep up in your job search. It all revolves around one thing: MENTAL HEALTH. We interviewed Emily Griffiths, a fantastic licensed therapist here in Austin. Emily is a mentor at Capital Factory, the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, where she helps CEOs and co-founders of startups.

Here are some sample questions we cover in this episode:

Arming up for your job search.

  • Creating healthy habits: How can we remain proactive with our health so that we don't fall into the deep pits of job seeker darkness?


  • Why does rejection hurt so much?
  • What's a healthy way to deal with rejection so it doesn't eat job seekers alive?


  • What is confidence in this context, and why is it so important?
  • If you are slowly losing your mojo/confidence in your job search, how should someone overcome these negative thought patterns?

Anxiety & Depression

  • Uncertainty is a major part of the job search (and entrepreneurship). What are ways to ground yourself and eliminate anxiety?
  • What are recommended action steps for those depressed in their job search?
  • Finances are often a major cause of pain for many. How does money influence mental health?


  • How can loved ones be supportive during someone else’s job search?

Connecting with Emily: If you would like to find out more about Emily and her private practice, please visit her website at http://emilygriffithstherapy.com/

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