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8 Reasons Why Getting Fired Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

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One of the hardest things one can face is getting fired. It’s not easy as you end up being shocked, confused, and angry at your former employer. Some of the reasons why employers let their employees go is because they are not fit for the job, a management change, or downsizing.

As a result of being let go, it may be challenging to imagine not receiving your salary at the end of the month. However, this can be a blessing in disguise because it will set you free to pursue other interests.

Here are 8 reasons why something great can come out of getting fired:

1. Some Me Time

Although getting fired may be very upsetting, it is not the end of the road. This newly acquired free time can be a great opportunity for you to take some time to plan the future. It also allows you to discover what excites you and the kind of activities you can engage in. For example, you can start a bakery shop because you’re passionate about baking and you’ll earn some money.

This can also be a great time for you to take a vacation, read, and focus on yourself and your health. In addition, you can spend time and energy with your family knowing you are free to begin a new chapter in your life.

2. Self-Confidence Regaining and Boost

Being fired doesn’t mean that you’re good for nothing. You need to realize this and stop feeling sorry for yourself. You need to stand up and face the reality. Find your talents and passion that bring out the best in you so you can realize your dream and regain your confidence.

This time on your hands will help you make a great success in what you are gifted in. One of the greatest successes is leading a happy life, and this can be achieved if you regain your self-confidence.

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Dr. Benjamin Spock

3. Self-Investment

Being at work may have cost you a lot of time and opportunities to invest in yourself, so take this time to take a management class you always wanted. Go to trainings and seminars on public speaking so you can continually invest in yourself. Doing this, you will find new opportunities will be opening up for you.

4. Getting a New Job

Now that you’ve been relieved, you can take the time to draw a well-structured resume by yourself or with the help of professional resume writing services. You can keenly go through a list of organizations you may wish to work for and work towards meeting their requirements in order to push your career forward. You may find that you didn’t enjoy the work you did, and you can now get a job that you will love.

5. Time to Start the Business of your Dreams

Most of the time losing a job is a wake-up call. You realize you never really worked on your dreams, and you may have pushed them aside. Now that you have time and some cash from the former job, you can make your dream come true. You’ll have the coveted chance to become your own boss.

6. Get Creative

Now that you have enough time, you can start looking for ideas to get creative. This can be by starting a blog or vlog where you document the vacations you’re now taking or your job search experience. Make something good out of the experiences you will be having and get creative. You may end up earning some money from it.

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

7. Growing Out of Our Comfort Zone

As human beings, we often find comfort in what we are accustomed to and hence we forget about taking risks. This fear results in being stuck in life unable to make significant progress. Getting fired provides an opportunity for you to face and overcome your fear, to step out of your comfort zone and to dare. It is a wake-up call that gets you to reevaluate your life and reach out for things you would previously shy away from.

8. Being Diverse

In this life, nothing is guaranteed. This is the reason why you need to be diverse and not stuck on your job and the paycheck at the end of the month. You need to open up new sources of money and experiences other than your job which is not as sustainable as we would like to think. You need a fallback plan.

Open up a hair salon if you are talented at doing hair. Open up an art store if you are an artist. Do something else and don’t settle. Getting fired gives you a chance to explore your diversity fully and make good of it.

Conclusion

It’s best to find the positives in every situation even losing a job. Getting fired is not the end of the road. With the right mindset, it can be the beginning of greater things to come. It just needs time and effort so don’t beat yourself up and take advantage of the time in your hands. You can find great strength within yourself and start something new like a business or getting a job you love.

How have you overcome being let go from a job in the past? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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