Amy Applebaum is a perfect example of someone that seized what looked like a hopeless situation and flipped it to serve her highest good.  The idea of accepting the term, “You’re Fired” as a blessing, may sound outlandish at first, but reality this is an opportunity to create and experience something completely new!  The hurdle is moving pass the initial reaction of shock and panic in order to truly see this for what it is – a moment to change your life.  Just listen to Amy – once she stopped feeling sorry about her situation, she began to plant seeds for an entirely new career and made room for a life she never could have foreseen otherwise.

The same holds true for you!  The question is, how do we shift your thinking in order to truly recognize that even though one door has slammed, there is a prize greater than you can ever imagined just waiting for you to reach out and touch it, behind door number 2?

Here are some things to think about:

  • Honestly, did you really enjoy being there?  The answer is most likely no, and if you take a moment to really think about, you were probably miserable and felt the life being sucked out of you each time you arrived at work each morning.  There is a reason for this.  You are meant to do something much bigger and your previous place of employment was somehow getting you closer to that ideal.  Now that it has served its purpose it has been removed from your life. Be grateful.  You are a step closer to stumbling on what you’re meant to do with your time here.

  • Speaking of time, you now have loads of it and it is your responsibility to use it wisely.  What better way to use this precious time than to reflect about what it is you really want to do with your life?  Now, we all have bills to pay and other obligations, but you deserve the time that has been handed to you to pay close attention to what that inner voice is gently whispering to you.  This voice is your best and is guiding you to your gold mine.

  • If you honor what your inner voice is nudging to do – you are now FREE to do it with all of your might!  This should make you want to jump out of your chair and celebrate, because you are so fortunate to have this moment to do the one THING you have always wanted to do. Research, plan and put all of the building blocks in place. Then stop talking and take ACTION!  Expect great things to happen and they will manifest because all things are working together for your good.

Personally I can humbly admit that I have been let go and I experienced the fear, the utter devastation that comes.  I can also humbly admit, that I saw this closing of a door to be a true nudge, no utter PUSH, to do what my heart wanted most, which was to sing, dance and make people happy through the sharing of everything that makes me who I am.  If you can’t already tell, it has been the best decision of my life.  Nevertheless, not everyone has the need to perform or to create, so here are some things to keep in mind if you decide to reenter the workforce.

  1. Don’t shout to the mountaintops that you were fired!  You are amazing and wonderfully gifted with lots to offer – sell that!  If it comes up during the interview process, have a short explanation ready and remember to position it with grace.

  2. Don’t cast blame or point fingers.  Every experience has its purpose.  Be thankful for the things you have learned and keep your thoughts on the higher things manifesting in your life.  Staying focused on lowly matters goes against everything that you are.  Who are you?  Triumphant and built for abundance.

If you have a similar experience to Amy Applebaum, please share it with us!  Your story may inspire another.

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Tamala Baldwin

We are all born with incredible gifts and my purpose is to help as many along this journey of mine to remember their position of honor and royalty through inspirational, Christian-based media.
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