Reading the title, you might as well think that I’m crazy but bear with me for a while. Getting fired from your job can be a very emotionally traumatic experience unless there is a hidden result.
For me getting fired was a liberating experience. I remember the day I stepped outside of the office and felt like a heavyweight getting off my shoulders. Standing there, looking at the afternoon sky of Bangkok with all the skyscrapers surrounding me and laughing.
I felt alive and ready to “hunt” again. Ready to build my own life again without anyone telling me what should or shouldn’t do. That was one of the happiest days of my life, for the year 2017.
Why Am I So Darn Out Of Reality Standards?
Imagine this for a moment. Since 23-24 years old I didn’t work in a normal job as you may call it. My main income source was mostly freelancing gigs, doing part-time promotion jobs AND entrepreneurial stuff like selling life-insurance outside on the street, trying to build a small marketing agency and working with affiliate products online.
That forced me to rapidly develop myself by reading books, going to seminars and listening to all kinds of podcasts/interviews. As a result, I built (and failed) 4 different businesses and had the opportunity to land some big consulting clients as well as work closely with many well-known people in the industry.
Going back to a job environment was a test for my patience, my character. Could I go back to becoming an average 9-5’er? Eventually, it didn’t work out and now – not more than 10 days after I got fired, I’m having a stream of opportunities coming to me.
It’s like the law of attraction is doing its thing again and I’m all out in the jungle ready to “hunt” and build my own consulting firm – the way I imagine it to be the best solution for our clients.
What’s the dream you are suffocating to hold your 9 to 5 job?