On Being Expendable and Reinventing Myself. Or How to get Corporately Downsized and Love it.
I worked for a large Canadian industrial packaging manufacturer and was doing quite well. The only problem was that the branch where I was working had never made money for the company and was located across the border in the US creating delivery challenges. When a change happened at the top of the corporate structure suddenly myself and most of the rest of the staff in the Seattle office were considered expendable.
Expendable is not a good feeling.
For about six months I put on a brave face and told everyone who would listen that I was doing just fine, but inside I was a wreck. I had been practicing the concepts and principles of universal attraction and positive thinking and had been experiencing excellent results.
Being in the moment, releasing my emotions and using affirmations and visualizations had created consistently positive outcomes in my sales efforts. Then, suddenly everything came crashing down and my confidence was severely shaken.
Still, after a while I began to wake up, slowly at first then gaining momentum I came to believe that getting “downsized” was the best thing that had ever happened to me. For years I’d had a small but growing sense that I was in the wrong place. The corporate sales world was not giving me what I needed. In fact, to be perfectly honest, it was beginning to suck my will to live!
I’d been chasing money for years. I finally realized that nothing I’d done just for the money had ever truly worked out and I usually didn’t end up with very much of the money in the end anyway.
Like the proverbial frog in a pot of water that slowly comes to a boil I was too close to the situation to realize what I really needed and wanted.
I realized what I wanted was the freedom and ability to express my creativity, be tirelessly empowering to people and let my financial health find its own equilibrium.
I decided to become a writer and entrepreneur and use my years in the corporate trenches as well as a lifetime of trial error and exhaustive study to compile a series of books and information explaining how to access the authentic attraction principles, productivity strategies and success systems that I’d accumulated.
A blueprint for the attraction challenged if you will, explained in a down to earth, real world way so as to be accessible to the average everyday man and woman just like me.
I’d put myself on the front lines of the battle for fulfillment and abundance, relentlessly seeking new and better ways to bring knowledge, realization and empowerment to people who are actively seeking it.
The philosophies and strategies outlined in my books and this website have been immensely helpful to me in my own life and it is my sincere hope that they will be so in yours.
Born and raised in the pacific northwestern United States, I have been away several times but I always return to my beloved Seattle and the unparalleled natural beauty of the Puget Sound region.
My wife Jeannie and I currently live in the west Seattle area with our dog Beauregard. We have raised 5 beautiful, successful children between us and are trying to resist the temptation to spoil our 3 grandchildren mercilessly.
Wishing you peace and love,
Cary David Richards