Don’t wait to get fired to do this.

4 years ago I was fired from my job.


Yup, fired. 


Just what every guy dreams of. 40 years old, unemployed with a stay-at-home wife, and 3 kids all under 13 years old, a mortgage, and lots of bills.


I was fired from my highest salary and highest job title I had ever had, President of Sales.


However, leading up to that moment, I had a burning desire to start a coaching business.


Just as I had been helped, I wanted to go and help others.


  • Help people become better leaders at work.

  • To become better spouses.

  • Better parents.

  • To create a legacy that they could be proud of.


Instead of one that was just about long workdays and ‘my dad (or mom) worked a lot’ or ‘my dad (or mom) was always stressed or angry.


However, truth be told, I did not have the guts to leave my corporate job to start a business.


-I didn’t want to leave the high salary and start over.

-I didn’t want to leave the job title and become just another business coach.

-I didn’t want to leave the ‘top’ to start at the ‘bottom’.

-I didn’t want to leave the known for the unknown.


My identity and security were tied to corporate America. However, when I was fired, this was my chance. I had a choice.


I could go back and get a job at corporate America, or I could hustle and see if I could launch a business.


I decided to go for it. Hustle and start the coaching business. Right away, I was tempted to go back into corporate. The calls came in from friends and acquaintances in the industry to come work for them.


I said ‘no’.


I kept pushing ahead. With each ‘no’, I wondered if I was a fool. With each ‘yes,’ I gained a little confidence. I am so grateful I stuck it out. 


A lot has happened in the last four years.


➡️ Personally helped hundreds through coaching and on my way to thousands.

➡️ Wrote a book and plan to write more.

➡️ Launched a podcast and learned from great leaders.


However, those are the work wins. More importantly, are the other wins.


➡️ It has not been easy, yet grown closer to God as I have become more dependent on Him.

➡️ Celebrated 21 years of marriage this summer with a supportive wife during ALL my journeys.

➡️ 3 kids who are seeing the impact our business is having on people, and they now talk about wanting future spouses who ‘Win at Home First.’


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What about you?


Have you been fired?


Or maybe just deep down wanting to get fired to give you the push you need to pursue a dream? Or maybe you have lost the desire and passion and need a breakthrough?

I share this story to help inspire you.


You need to know where you are currently, it does not mean you have to stay there.


I thought I had to stay and it took getting fired to get moving.


If you want to move or need a breakthrough. Reach out. I am sure some of the tools I used, would help you as well.


Thank you very much for reading,

Cory




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