Five months ago, I embarked on a career change of sorts. I moved from my role as a cog in the insurance world to a position as the "Director of Customer Experience" for a small Automotive Collision and Mechanical repair company. At first sight, the position was too good to be true. There was "endless potential" for growth and I felt like I would finally be doing what I was born to do. Alas, that did not end up being the case. I sit here in my room, writing this post to say that I have been sacked as the Director and have spent the last week applying for job after job. My seven year old girl knows what happened. Today was her first day back from winter break and she shared the news with everyone from her classmates to her teacher and even one of the moms that brought her home today. She doesn't get the gravity of the situation, but I can tell that there's something rattling around in there. As for the 1 year olds, they haven't the foggiest notion of what's happening to Daddy.

Anyway, I seek counsel from you fellas. If any of you have dealt with, or are dealing with something like this, how has it or did it go? What advice can any of you give me. Be brutally honest in your posts. We're all men.  I wanted to focus in particular on how you keep the leadership aspect afloat in times like this. I haven't ever been without a job, and thankfully the prospects are good for me getting into something soon. It still hurts, though.

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