Recessionista: Linda Pond
The F.A.B. Light
Old Unfun Job: Sales Engineer with High Tech firm
New Fun Job: Inventor, Author, Speaker
How did you get into the FunEmployment club?
There I was, minding my own business, selling infrared wireless telecommunications gear to folks who didn’t really care. Then the pink slip was served up hot and bitchy. Now what? Moping around the dungeon, looking for another job, rejection for breakfast. How dare they make me doubt my mojo? Taking a huge leap into the scariest of unknowns, I spent my last unemployment check, and checked into the life of an entrepreneur. Crap, I didn’t know anything about being an entrepreneur. I didn’t even know how to spell it. But I had a dream. And an idea that would make my dream come true. I was gonna be an inventor, and The FAB Light was my ticket to the show.
Sounds “dreamy.” But what about, um, paying the bills? Fun doesn’t sound like the most stable thing during these tough economic times. So whatcha gonna do? Unemployed with no direction, no goals – that was no fun. It wasn’t paying the bills either. So as long as the bills weren’t getting paid anyway, might as well enjoy the adventure of the journey. But with chutzpah, persistence, and luck as big as a parking lot, you can turn this rig around.
So, what would you tell your old unfun self who was stuck in traffic, so to speak? Get your lazy ass outta bed and go do something scary!
Oooh…so what about to the other scaredy cats out there restless in their unfun jobs? GET OUT! Gather your g’nads, stick out your determination, and follow the fun you find your fortune.
Can you find fortune in the midst of a recession? YES! Opportunities abound. Take a look, then take a leap.