3 years ago I was unemployed for 13 months. Out of desperation for work, I turned my hobby of creating websites into what is now an international website and branding company with clients in 5 countries on 3 continents.
2 years ago, I was unemployed again and living in a new and big city – Los Angeles – so while I looked hard for work online and on foot, I thought of anyone I knew who could help me get a job. This is where I contacted an old friend whom I used to work for as a security officer. Within a week I was employed with a full time job.
Today, I am unemployed again, this time due to a former client of mine promising me a sales job, then backing out on his word only after I already quit my security job, which my old friend recommended me for. Now I look like an asshole to my friend, and once again I’m in the same boat as before.
Desperation breeds inspiration.
No matter the circumstance you’re in, no matter if it’s your immediate fault or not, it makes no sense in giving up. There’s always a plus side to things. There’s always a way out and a way up. But the only person in the universe who can pick you up and show you the way is yourself. You must continue to brainstorm, network and strive to be someone you know you’re meant to be.
Be more confident than you’re supposed to be.
I am in a unique situation where I can help others, without being wealthy. But I am rich with opportunities and love and experience and motivation. I won’t stop because I don’t know how to stop. My mom didn’t raise me to quit. And she deserves that house I’ve been promising her for 2 decades now. No matter how low things get, I will always strive for greatness.
Whatever it takes.