Chapter 9. Maybe You Were Fired for Fit, Not Failure: Recovery from a Job Disaster

If you were fired or laid off from your last job—a job that you had thrown all your passion and energies into—it could have been because you did all the right things. It was just for the wrong people. It could have been an overuse of a strength, or a style, that got you into trouble; only the people who fired you made sure you would believe you screwed up.

Martha, for instance, loves to tell the story of how she got fired from a bookstore. Just to put things into perspective for you, Martha doesn’t just love to write books, she loves books. Period. (As most writers do, of course.) Put her in a house with cats (three’s her limit), towers of books, and provide sustenance ...

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