When I met the Stewart family the most heart-breaking part of their story wasn’t the lack of cash but the lack of passion Dad had for his job. Forced to take steps back in his career did not sit well with him, especially the pay cut. But the worst part was the bitterness was threatening to rob his future. No one wants to hire someone who is bitter. Being hurt over a job loss or step back is normal, but you have to find a way to deal with it and get over it because if you don’t it will hurt you even more. I saw this play out with LaShawn. He has so much talent, but the disappointment with his career is the first thing that greets you. If I saw it- his friends see it. Our friends are our network for looking for new work. In this economy even a friend will hesitate to recommend you if your attitude will reflect poorly on them.
What about mom Carla? She has a ton of passion for her work- but she doesn’t have a paycheck that reflects that- in fact she doesn’t have a paycheck at all. She works for herself and pays everything and everyone else before herself.
This family needs my help and fast! So it was with some urgency that I got to work.
Catch the show Monday and Thursday nights at 7pm on the LiveWell TV network and catch some of the Stewart’s story right here: