I need to be an environment where change is embraced and creative ideas (any ideas) are appreciated and that if a mistake is made (shit, we're all human) we get constructive feedback and not be scolded. I also need to stay away from people that enjoy being in a clique instead of being themselves.
Anyway, someone asked me for a piece of advice. My buddy is a freelance designer and they are cutting him at the end of next week and he asked me if I should just call it quits now. We all know this time can be super emotional, but you never want to burn a bridge and it's vital for you to maintain your dignity and integrity as a professional.
Here's the catch: since it sucks and losing a job is scary, we need to have the ability to be ok with the reality and live in the moment to appreciate the change the universe is offering us. The day I got fired I walked to the blue line, walked home, hit up an alley, sat down and started crying. Questions going through my mind like "How am I going to tell my newly pregnant wife I lost my job and I have know idea where my next pay check is coming from?" That's a serious and sad thought to have.
I went and got my haircut and told my homie about it (who is also my barber) and he gave me a hiarcut for 10 bucks (i usally paid 40). That was another milestone in my life because I realized people have your back when you need it
Change is not in your control, but how you react is.