"You'll never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice." - Bob Marley
When I read this quote from Bob Marley…it brought up all kinds of emotions and feelings.
I found myself reflecting back on all the trials and challenges I had in getting my business and ventures moving forward.
There were many times when I felt that the vast comfort and wisdom of the Universe (God) had just up and left me. I felt abandoned by those that I needed in my court. Yet in hind-site I always found the strength to persevere and make it happen in spite of my circumstance.
However, when I was in it…I was nothing close to being centered, accepting and digging in to my inner power. I admit I felt scared, alone and lost many times.
In fact, my current vision and passion is so epic that it scares...
So another round of layoffs hits and you find yourself and your team are next on the chopping block. The package is fair but far from enough given the circumstances you now find yourself in.
Reality hits in and you realize the market is not actually clamouring for your particular set of skills or expertise. In fact, guys like you are a dime a dozen in a market that's not hiring.
You've put five, ten, fifteen years or more into your career. The company was good to you, you enjoyed your work and the culture was one you felt at home in. Outside of your intimate relationships, your career defined who you were in a big way.
I can relate. Several years ago I had created a business from the ground up with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and excitement. We were about to take the world by s...