If we had a crystal ball, life would be grand. But, because we don’t, we often find ourselves at the mercy of hindsight. Hindsight being 20/20, what is one setback you faced in your career that ended up being a blessing in disguise?
Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, oh wait. I was in LA. That’s as close to a galaxy as I might come. Really, many years ago, I thought I had the perfect job. I was working hard, delivering results, and taking no prisoners. It was fabulous. I made a lot of money. It was great work until things started to change. I moved 40 miles to open up a new branch for my boss. Mistake, or so I thought at the time. In retrospect, I lost my mojo – regretted the move, didn’t like the location, didn’t like the people with whom I was working, didn’t like the clients, didn’t like the community, missed my old friends. Frankly I lost my gas. And eventually, I lost my job.
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