Monday, November 25, 2019
When Getting Fired Is Actually a Good Thing
When Getting Fired Is Actually a Good Thing Nobody likes getting fired. It is a universally unpleasant experience. But what if it could lead to something great? If youÃ¢â¬â¢re afraid of losing your job, or might be in danger of being imminently fired, read on. Roy Choi is the widely acknowledged Ã¢â¬Å"godfather of the food truck movement,Ã¢â¬ thanks to his enormously successful gourmet Korean taco venture. HeÃ¢â¬â¢s won tons of awards and owns several restaurants, but more interesting is how he got to where he is.Choi didnÃ¢â¬â¢t always work in food trucks. In fact, the genesis of his massive success was the result of being fired from his job as a chef in a regular kitchen. His life as he knew it collapsed around him and, luckily, he had the presence of mind to trust his gut and go out and do what heÃ¢â¬â¢d been dreaming of. And it paid off.Next time you have your back against a wall and feel desperate, make small steps in the direction of something you think is valuable or important, and more often than not the re st will fall into place. A few hard-won freelance gigs could turn into a lucrative career. An entry-level job can turn into a managerial position. An idea for a food truck could turn you into a celebrity.Sometimes you learn a lot about yourself and what you want- not to mention what youÃ¢â¬â¢re capable of- when you find yourself at the bottom. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t give up. Dig deep. Figure out what you can do, what you want to do, and then work really hard until you get somewhere.Chances are youÃ¢â¬â¢ll end up much better off.