A story about my Grandfather & Redundancy…

My Grandfather was a sea captain of large commercial ships. A proud man of few words. 

He was looking forward to a comfortable retirement with more than enough money in his pension fund to look after his family.  Sadly, that’s not how his story went.

A few years before his intended official retirement, his company ran into financial trouble and eventually went into bankruptcy.¬†¬†His pension fund was wiped out. His company could just about afford to pay him his¬†final month’s salary.¬†

My Grandfather passed away a few years later, in his bed while taking a nap, he just never woke up again.  We still say to each other in our family, that he died of a broken heart. 

My grandfather didn’t have the opportunities we have today, to pivot and use technology to our advantage in reclaiming our lives and creating our own financial destinies without having to rely on companies and employers for our future. 

It makes me sad sometimes to think how he must have felt, lonely, lost, afraid, frustrated and broken…he just never told us, as he was trying to be strong. 

I’ve personally witnessed good friends, colleagues and some of my close family members being made redundant around me today. 

Often they’re¬†people with good careers and sometimes even above-average income.¬†They work¬†long, hard hours, year in and year out.

They thought they were secure. Then suddenly, everything changed.

When faced with adversity, most people will either stay still and try to ride things out or hope for the best. 

Most people will also try to find another job, and soldier on…with the possibility of the cycle repeating itself again. 

The lessons I’ve learned from my Grandfather and people close to me today who put up with fear, frustration and conditions that don’t fulfil them…has made me incredibly passionate about what I believe in… 

And that’s¬†to tell you, from personal experience, there is another way.¬†

A way to break the cycle to allow you to create a new reality where you will never be obsolete, unappreciated, unfulfilled or in fear of being made redundant ever again. 

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

Mark is an online marketer and entrepreneur. He’s written a book on online marketing published on Amazon. With music as a passionate hobby, he’s produced several music albums released on iTunes and also helps people turn their ideas, interests, hobbies and passions into a business.

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