Failing Forward

“I was let go from my customer support job and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. It motivated me to aim higher and land a sales position where my pay went up by leaps and bounds. I realized I was swimming in a small pond while a whole ocean was out there waiting. It was my nose allergy that cost me my job. Due to my condition (which was actually improving), I had to take many medical leaves, which made my boss not so happy. So when I was let go, I felt a bit betrayed. But looking back, I’m glad it pushed me out of my comfort zone. After two weeks of feeling sorry for myself, I found the strength to pick myself up and pursue better opportunities. Now I get to travel to different countries, talk to C-level executives, and the quality of my life has gotten so much better. Raising two kids in Singapore requires more financial resources since it’s an expensive city to live in, so I’m happy I stayed positive and found my current role.”

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