No Such Thing as a ‘Good Job…’ That you can get fired from!
One day the economy crashed and I watched a ton of respectful people get laid off, which was devastating. I also watched former MVPs, in their respective sports, get cut (or fired) from a team after taking a step back in production. We’ve all seen winning coaches get fired in the midst of turning around franchises. At any moment, your company can downsize or outsource and that same lifestyle you once had can be taken away in an instant. This quote isn’t only for entrepreneurs. This quote is to prepare yourself. Unfortunately all good things come to an end at some point, so they say. That doesn’t have to be for you or anyone else. I’m not here to give financial advice, but to say the biggest risk you can take, is banking on one job (or income) that can replace you in a heart beat. No matter how much people get paid, there’s always a what’s next. What’s next after sports, what’s next for retirement, what’s next after a big win or a big loss? What’s next?
A helpful tool for anyone seeking to go to the next level. Seek out respected people in your passion (not your current field if it’s not your passion). For young people, seek internships with who you aspire to be like, not who your parents want you to be like. And if you can’t get them, try those on the level down from there (try local businesses) and work your way up. To older people, with big money and want to do something different, seek out that CEO of that big time company that does what you are interested in. Buy lunch and pick her or his brain. If you do that twice a month, that would be 24 total CEOs in a year. If you can’t get the CEO get the Vice President, the CFO or work your way up by company size. Then take what you’ve learned and strategically map out your next step for your life. Warren Buffet once said “Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.”
“No such thing as a ‘good job’ that you can get fired from.”