“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” – Joseph
To attend work one morning only to be blindsided by a firing by the afternoon can be painful like losing a loved one. This is because in America what we do for a living is often intimately tied to who we are. When someone you meet asks, “So, what do you do for a living?” how do you answer? But like any other major crisis, being terminated can be the defining moment that actually launches you to your true destiny. Fired Up is one person’s intimate account that shows in raw honest detail how to climb back after a major fall.
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A talented author, editor and columnist, Wil LaVeist has more than fifteen years of award winning print and online journalism, and media startup experience with companies such as, The Arizona Republic and Tribune Interactive, Inc. He has been through employee strikes, downsizings and on both sides of the pink slip. Mr. LaVeist is editor of MIX Magazine, a multicultural monthly and website in Virginia published by Targeted Publications + Media, a subsidiary of The Virginian-Pilot Media Companies. Through his firm LELLC, he also does Web publishing consulting and public speaking.
Mr. LaVeist is a graduate of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, a national program for Christian ministry leaders who guide youth. He has a bachelor’s in English from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in journalism from the University of Arizona. He has also been a professor at major universities in the Midwest and South.
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Author: “Fired Up: How To Win When You Lose Your Job”