Have you ever been Fired?

January 25, 2018 • Top Picks, Brand 1, Brand 2, Brand 3, Life

I suppose the question may seem a bit personal… I for one am ashamed of sharing I have. Truth be told, more than once actually. Because I’ve experienced being fired more than once I can honestly share that this last time was by far the one that has impacted my life the most. Getting fired is always a change. If your not prepared financially you worry about your bills and how you will pay for essentials. If it caught you by surprise then there is the “I was not prepared for that” mentality and most importantly the “now what?” “where do I go next?” “what’s next for me?” the list will look different for many depending on how prepared you are and the circumstances of your being fired.

 

Now you may be wondering why was this last one so different? Why do I feel like this particular situation has impacted my life the most… well because I got fired from my own company.


Now how did that happen?


To make a long story short I partnered with an investor whom I sold most of the companies ownership to. Now the payouts where to be made as we met certain thresholds, for you see, this was a startup. I believed in the brand with all my heart and knew that given the opportunity I would be able to grow the brand to the vision I had for it. It’s really not fair for me to say it was my company because my ownership was obviously small enough that I could get fired from a company my wife and I started 5 years ago.

  • But that’s not what this post is truly about… we will save all the meat and potatoes regarding the reason why and the up’s and down’s of this heartfelt situation some other time 😔

So what is this really about?

Well its about change and the embarrassment and sense of loss that comes with being fired.


Letting go and moving on…


So here we are I’ve been fired and now what? Well, its time to re-invent myself and create something new again. The good news is creativity does not run out. I have been designing and creating/developing products and collections for over 20 years. if there is one thing I can share with anyone who may be in a similar situation is this…

I believe that things happen for a reason and that God has a grand plan for our lives, when situations bring us down or we just can’t understand why its happening or why the delays in His response we tend to have self doubt and are hard on ourselves.

Listen to that still small voice telling you to get up, keep going. The voice that reminds you how loved you are and how you have the power to create the life you want!

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