In today’s Chicago Tribune, Ann Meyer writes about a business, Warmly Yours in Long Grove, Illinois, that set a noble goal for this recession: Lay off no workers. The company owner and her workers banded together and found new customers for their product (radiant heaters). The owner Julia Billen cut her pay, but did not cut her workers’ salaries, which is a very unusual story in this Great Recession.
What can we as job seekers and career managers take from this story? First, try something new and don’t expect it to be easy. Second, have a goal. Finally, as Billen put it, “I kept chanting ‘Keep pushing and no fear’ until I believed it.” You have to believe, and then work some more, and never stop believing. That’s a good model for a business or a career.
To read the story, click here.
Click here for the Warmly Yours website.