Learning lessons from layoffs in the 91st edition.
“Not worrying about getting fired also led me to have a higher risk tolerance at work, stick to my principles, and push back on stupid ideas. “
Yes! Resonated. Cutting through the fluff is easier when not attached to the work-performance theater
Always appreciate the stories you use to deliver your point.
Loved the newsletter this week and your perspective on layoffs.
I really like the story of your friend, Sahil that you shared. Gives me a bit more confidence for the path that I'm on as well.
Although I was affected by the layoffs, my hours at the company I work for were reduced.
I'm super grateful that we live a simple life, and for the past three years, my wife and I made some fantastic investments and now have a passive income. So getting back some of my time and not having to think about how I'm going to cover for the ”missing money” puts things into a new perspective.
I can write more, which I love. I can start looking for clients for my web development agency and grow it, which I also love. Ultimately I got to work on increasing the output from my alternative income streams, which is a beautiful process. Even though I asked to do fewer hours and I'm making half the money - I almost feel like I've got a raise.