Good Monday morning,
What if you wake up one morning without a job, where would you find your next role? This week’s podcast is with Michael Gill, New York Times best selling author of "How Starbucks Saved My Life". At age 53 he was taken out for breakfast, or what he would call his Last supper, and was let go from his position. Michael’s identity and purpose came very much from his work. It gave him a place, title, income and status. As with others who are defined by what they do and are fired, there was an extreme loss of identity. He spent the next 7 years in a consulting trying to find a work role and organization, that aligned with his professional and personal identity and which rewarded him in the way that he was accustomed. Then one day while standing in line at Starbucks, he was approached by a store manager and asked if he would consider applying for a job. Shortly after he joined Starbucks, finding a place that was well suited for him and giving him a whole new start in his career and life. Michael shared "Some of the best things in life happen by accident". Finding your new role is much more likely when you are open to circumstances, opportunity and people who can help you.