I got fired! And I loved it. 💖
Wait... What? No, you didn't misread me and no I'm not going crazy, all is fine. Let me explain. 🤗
11 years ago I started working in Human Resources. I didn't know much but I knew I loved people and that I wanted to work with and for people. 🌸
I loved studying organisational and social psychology & sociology and I was really excited to start in the field. I felt #happy
to have an opportunity to make people’s working lives better, even in a small way.
I really learned a lot but it all came down to this: #business
and work is all about #people
. Companies have very little true value outside of their people. 💖
are given a chance to create #meaningful
and lasting #relationships
, learn new things, live our #passions
and solve complex problems that can impact the lives of people.
I was intriged by True employer branding where a company has an identity that's true, credible, relevant, distinctive and aspirational.
But there was an everlasting #conflict
, a gaping hole in my heart 💔. At first I couldn't figure out what it was but as time passed on I got the enlightenment 🌠. I was in constant utterly #believe
that you had to practice what you preach, leading by example, walking your talk.
And lately I couldn't find an employer in HR that lived up to this #expectation
. The core of the company, the True base was commercial. It wasn't about people, it was about the numbers and profit margins. Nobody was to blame, it was all on me. It's not about guilty or #good
The day I got fired was the day I saw the Light ☀️and I just had to admit to myself that this was not going to be the #environment
for me to really #thrive
, to be the best of me, to be fully committed and intrinsic motivated to make a real difference.
Ofcours I was hurting, change always hurts. But you know what? Sometimes things have to fall apart, so better things can fall togheter. 💖🌈 Any thoughts in this? Where you ever in this situation? What was your moment of 'enlightenment'?