Everything Happens for a Reason — Including Getting Fired

Learning and applying the principles discussed in Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich”, I was able to make the move to Florida. My one true desire, to be with my husband for Christmas, came to be a reality.

However, when I was living in New York, applying the principles, I began to think about jobs in Florida that will allow me to have more one on one contact with people.  In my last position as home health aide, I took care of one lady in her home, therefore, I felt isolated.

My best friend’s sister already lives in Florida and is a manager of a convenient store.  With her recommendation, I obtained a position as a sales associate.  I thought that if I can be promoted to Assistant Manager, my income would sustain our family until our greatest desire becomes a reality.

I enjoyed the face to face contact I was having with our customers. However, there were some transactions I just did not know how to do and felt there was a lack of training in that area.  I began to develop a “scenario chart”, a flip chart with all the different transactions and how to complete them. My thinking was this would be a great way to put myself out there before the company and be promoted.

About a month on the job, a gentleman came into the store and made a substantial purchase.  The next morning, I was called in to be notified that the money was counterfeit and that I was fired.  Never in a million years would I think someone would do that to me; I was unable to identify the counterfeit. I was devastated and felt so low.

A day or two after the incident I had to stop and evaluate what just occurred. And I was amazed at what I discovered.

I believe everything happens for a reason including getting fired.  Eric and I moved to Florida with big dreams and taking the necessary steps to make it a reality.  What I discovered was that I was focusing on the wrong goals.  Apparently I becoming the assist manager of this store was not what the Universe had planned for me to reach our ultimate goal. I was creating limitations for the Universe.

Losing this position was just a little nudge from the Universe saying, “your focus is in the wrong place”.  Therefore, in the next position I will always give 100%, but now I know the J.O.B. is just to help meet my needs until I reach that goal.

Now my focus is back on building our dream and keep moving forward.  Things happen for a reason including getting fired.  You may have experienced such situations that you felt were set backs or failures.  However, there are lessons to be learned from them as they will guide you to reaching your desires. Take the time to evaluate your situation and see where there can be improvements.

You CAN Love Yourself and have Success,

“I Am the Tam”

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2 thoughts on “Everything Happens for a Reason — Including Getting Fired

  1. Tamra:

    Sorry for your loss….But as you say it may end up being for the best!

    It sounds to me like you were not trained properly & made to be blamed for something that was beyond your control.

    I know you & your heart & Integrity…& IMHO That Company did NOT DESERVE You….It is their Loss & your Gain.

    Having been through similar work situations in my life where I was fired I did not (at the time it happened) take it as well as you Tamara,,,,,I commend you, Your Growth as person in obvious in this situation.

    As my Grandma use to tell me ‘Make Lemonade out of Lemons’….You my friend are doing just That!

    Be Blessed!
    My Prayers & Thoughts are with you & Eric
    Better Days & Your DREAMS are Still ahead for you of that I am confident!!


  2. Thank you Matt,

    I am still looking for another position but at the same time, my focus is where it should be, making strides to reach my goal. Living in the here and now, this is the only moment that matters for it is the only moment you can make decisions that will affect the rest of of your life, wither it be good or bad. So why not focus on the good.

    It will just be a matter of patience and time that all I dream will come to be.

    I look forward to your return visit to my blog. I enjoy reading your comments.

    You Can Love Yourself,

    I am the Tam

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