A few weeks ago I wrote about how I "almost lost my job", when my old position in the company I left 18 months ago was eliminated and my replacement, who also happened to be a good friend, was let-go. After I published that post, I was able to help my friend get a temporary job with my own company - one advantage of being an executive. My friend has been doing a very good job in this temporary position and there is now talk of potentially hiring him for a full time job. Nevertheless, my friend isn't waiting around or counting on good fortune to work-out for him. He actually started a side business, which I think is quite brilliant. This business has the potential for growing within a matter of months to become my friend's full time job.
My friend is using his career set-back as an opportunity to move in a direction he's wanted to pursue for a long time, but never actually had the time or the drive to follow. Good for him!
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