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08 feb

A struggling economy is the perfect time to reinvent yourself

KathiBurnsDuring this current economy millions of people are coping with major unexpected change.

The Change Nation interview with Daryn Kagan is the perfect example of someone taking a seemingly dire situation and making lemons out of lemonaide. When faced with the demise of her job, she took that golden opportunity to embrace change and recreate a new career based on her passions, an inspirational news web site. I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of hearing about good news instead of news about war, poverty and disharmony.

If you find yourself unemployed and wondering what to do next, consider taking the time right now to discover what your true skills, talents and passions are and how you might best offer them to the world. I did this shortly after 911 and the demise of my tourism related business. Without 911, I would not be living my purpose and offering my highest talents to the world because I never had the time to stop and take a serious look at what I really wanted to do. I am sure you know the story: you get on the ‘money train’ and cant stop it long enough to jump off safely. Maybe you didn’t jump but were dumped, so what? This is still your perfect opportunity to begin anew.

Take this golden opportunity to recreate your life so that you can now live the life of your dreams. Some of the most successful businesses in the world began when the economy was in recession, just look at Microsoft and Apple. Embrace change and get started now creating the life of your dreams now!

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Posted by Kathi Burns on February 8th, 2010 in General, Global/Social Change, New Directions, Personal Stories, Uncategorized | 2 comments Read related posts in , , , , , , , ,

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  • This is exactly what happened to me. I was going to jump off the money train to pursue my passions but I was laid off way ahead of my plan and was forced to chose between pursuing the “safe” road (which turned out to not be safe) and the road that lead me to using the bound up creativity I had been waiting years to express. It has not been easy, I now live like a struggling 25 year old but I did reinvent myself and I continue to so by just having decided to move abroad and write a screenplay. If not now, when?

    — Added by natters5 on February 10th, 2010
  • The timing of this post for me is so perfect – I was laid off from a career in marketing just a few months ago that paid well but was something that I endured more than enjoyed. I know exactly what will make me happy – developing my independent handbag business rather than resume an unfulfilling career in marketing – but it is scary to think about the financial struggle that might ensue. Thank you for an inspiring post that reminded me to listen to what my intuition is telling me to do:).


    — Added by Bolsagirl on February 11th, 2010

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