The other night I was practicing a little life-work balance when the phone rang. Elbow-deep in a bowl of bread dough and dusting my laptop in a fine sheen of flour as I prepared for an upcoming speaking engagement, I wisely let the answering machine pick up. The next thing I know, I'm listening to a garbled stream of sobbing and hiccupping and what I can only assume were words tucked in here and there. "Ginny...call me," was the only thing I could make out, so I immediately washed up, pushed my computer aside, and called her back.
"I got FIRED!!!!" she wailed and my heart immediately went out to her. I consoled her like the friend that I was, assuring her there would be other job opportunities, before my inner strategist took over.
When she'd calmed down enough to speak in full sentences, I firmly told her that before we hung up, we'd figure out exactly what went wrong and develop a plan of action!
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