If you go out of your way to get yourself fired, do it to build a bridge to your next career. According to Inc.com, J.K. Rowling was a “former secretary who was once fired for writing short stories at her computer and used her severance pay to help finance the first Harry Potter” book. Rowling knows how to take risks that leave an impression. Once asked about a project she was considering, she said, ” There is no point in doing it unless it is amazing.” Today, Rowling’s net worth is estimated at almost $800 million.
Enlightened firing can take many forms:
Mackay’s Moral: As Harry Potter put it, “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
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Seven-time, New York Times best-selling author of "Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive," with two books among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. He is one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers, and currently serves as Chairman at the MackayMitchell Envelope Company, one of the nation’s major envelope manufacturers, producing 25 million envelopes a day.
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