Thursday, January 21, 2010

That was a short chapter

It has been almost a week now since I got lay'd off. The first job I have ever lost in my entire life. It was very quick and clean, the way things should be. I didn't screw up or anything, they just decided that we were going down a different road than they intended when they hired me. Besides, I was expensive and they needed to keep things tight and lean. Although I was taken by surprise, it barely phased me. I was not happy there anyways.

The truth is that I am an entrepreneur at heart and working for someone else is just not my thing. This is the universe telling me to give my head a shake and stop expecting someone else to look after me. After all, I have been looking after myself for most of my life and I just need to get off my ass and grab the bull by the horns and whatever other metaphor you can think of for getting it done myself.

With that short chapter closed now, I find myself realizing where I belong and what I need to do. I am much happier now than I have been in a very long time. I am back at the helm of my own destiny and each decision I make and every path I take is up to me. The way it should be.

I currently have numerous exciting things on the go. I have a successful photography business, not to mention my "day job" as President & CEO of a software company. On top of that I have a podcast with a significant and quickly growing fan base and I am about to start another podcast very soon. I have a wonderful family with two amazing kids, and so many incredible friends that I adore.

Yup, sometimes you just need a kick in the ass to open up your eyes and see what is right in front of you. My advice to anyone reading this is to listen carefully to these words by Joseph Campbel. He once said "Follow your bliss, and invisible hands will guide you." Words to live by for sure.