Book excerpt from "No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!" by Louise Lewis
A Book Is Born
On October 9, 2002, I was “set free” from my job of eleven years, an event more commonly known as getting laid off. Since I’m a nauseatingly positive person most of the time, it was quite natural for me to shine a positive light over losing my job as well. I now know that if it weren’t for losing my job, I would not have been in such a vulnerable state of mind; had I not been in such a vulnerable state of mind, I would not have been open to seeing the moment as the start of a new chapter in my life. Ultimately, both worked hand in hand and allowed me to receive help and guidance, which Spirit immediately provided.
Even though I maintained a lighter heart about losing my job than would most people, I don’t make light of the impact that getting laid off can have on someone’s life. Losing a job can be emotionally as well as financially devastating. However, in my case, getting set free came neither as a shock nor a surprise because my industry had been in trouble for a couple of years.
For two years, I watched as that dreaded pink slip was given to many people around me, clients and co-workers alike. Prior to receiving my own pink slip, I had stated many times that if I had been my own employee, faced with the same economic conditions, I would have laid off myself. Therefore, in hindsight, I think I was as mentally prepared as I could have been.
I knew my time had come to get “pinked” when...
Excerpt from "No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!"
Copyright 2007 Louise Lewis
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