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Winning At Unemployment

The following is content created for Please Feed the Animals, and was originally published there on March 23, 2009.

Layoffs are traumatic. It would be irresponsible to argue otherwise, but if you have the right attitude, I believe anyone can come out of this tough time on top.

The typical response to a layoff is to have an incredibly emotional response. Having laid off between four and six people over the span of my career, I’ve seen it all. Some people cry for days, some will get inconsolably angry and try to masturbate their feelings away, and others will decide to consume bags and bags of Choco Dawgs.

I will fault no one for having any, or all of these reactions. But, I think this reaction comes from NOT BEING READY for a layoff. I learned this hard lesson when I got laid off myself 14 years ago.

I’ll save you all the boring details, but one night, after completing some consulting work for Funny Bone Driving School, I had a Lucid Business Dream™ that opened my eyes to my new future. Instead of putting my time into fighting the desire to masturbate 15 times a day, I needed to put that energy into starting a new company. But not just any company, one who’s mission statement is to very specifically defame and destroy my old boss.

Once I founded Destroy Ron Adamson Industries, LLC. I had the singular focus I needed. And, after several successful initiatives including Operation Ron Adamson Beats his Wife, and Operation Ron Adamson Touched me “There,” my old boss realized his mistake. And the rest is history.

If you take one thing from this guest post, take away this: Don’t think you can masturbate that layoff away. It happened, and it’s time to put your considerable talents into something more worthwhile, like Winning.

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