Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Then Everything Changed

"I felt like I was the ultimate brand champion for my company. Then suddenly...the economics didn't make sense anymore and I was gone."

"Everything was on track for so long. But then I realized things were just wrong. How did it all get so messed up?"

"I was a rising star. Everything I touched turned around and was a big success. But one day I was called into the position could no longer be supported."

"I had worked so hard for all of career, my personal life...all of those crazy lists of goals over the years. Now, this happened."

Unlimited Potential
Some people just seem to have it all together. They have great jobs, full personal lives, and seem to be involved in the coolest projects. I'll admit I've been jealous of those folks over the years. It all looked so exciting.

But real life doesn't always match the action we see, right?

When you believe there is no stopping you one day...and the next day you feel like you've hit a brick wall...even the strongest among us can fall into a bit of a tailspin.

Back in the Game
The old adage that one door closing usually means another door opens is not only over's true. The key issue here is not about opportunities though. In fact, the "doors" have absolutely nothing to do with it.

The reason this phrase has lived on for so long is because their core...are resilient as hell.

We are driven to succeed. We not only deal with setbacks, we use them as an energy source to take things to an even higher level of success both personally and professionally. We attack our future. We make all of that "action" that we dreamed about for so long become our reality.

We. Make. It. Happen.

How About You
Think about the times life has dealt you an unexpected twist or turn. Did you fold up and drop out of sight forever?

Of course you didn't. You dusted yourself a little pissed...and kicked that 'new door' down.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.



  1. This exact thing happened to me a few months back. I lost my job - and not just any job. A job I loved and was incredibly grateful for - it was the reason I happily got up in the morning, the foundation of my confidence and my financial independence. It was where I realized my potential and all of a sudden, it was all gone. But, turns out it this incredible loss was the exact push I needed to pursue my core purpose and start my own business, something which I had been thinking about since I was in high school (15 years ago). I no longer had an excuse not to :) Onward and upward!

    1. Thank you for sharing Teresa! Great job overcoming that setback and making that dream come true!

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  2. Similar event occurred with me. I was cruising along, had just finished a large project for our VP of HR establishing from concept to operational management a new Integrated Medicine facility, then came a VP change and the new VP had issues with me (unknown to me) next thing I know I am being moved out, out as in "oh shoot, I am going to lose my job". Then my old VP of HR has a need for a recruiter in her employment division. Fast forward 24 months, I was killing it, then promotes me to Director for a couple of years. Then I get recruited by a small boutique staffing firm. During my tenure there, started a second firm, expanded our reach to become a national player with 300 hundred employees,my role expanded to full HR/Operations. Then one of my clients recruits me to my first Corporate HR Director role. Seven months in, couldn't be happier. Looking back, that fear of losing ones job and thinking nothing but the worse makes you re-group, re-assess and re-route. It was the best thing that could have happened to me! Thank you for sharing, Jay!