“You need an incredible support group, and people who understand. You have to build it when you don’t need it.” - Sree Sreenivasan
The following article came across my page on Twitter or Facebook: "The Met ousted a top executive, so he used Facebook to show the world how to do unemployment right." I highly recommend reading it!
Why am I sharing an article about a man who was fired from his job?
1. Sree is so on top of his game, that being fired only creates opportunities. This does not dismiss his vulnerability or that feeling you might get when deciding whether to jump into a pool of water that you know is too cold!
2. Sree was not fired because of any inability to perform, but rather because of budget cuts. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in all of its grandeur, is a non-profit organization that often has to make difficult financial decisions. I love the Met.
3. In 2009, Sree was named one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter; in 2010 he was named one of Poynter's 35 most influential people in social media; and in 2014, he was named one of the most influential Chief Digital Officers by CDO Club. (Taken from the introduction from his TED talk below.
4. Don't you want a life where getting fired does not scare you, but rather motivates and emboldens you to rise? I believe that if you read this article about Sree's departure, you will glean tools that will help you to make critical choices about your future.
If you live in NYC and take Sree up on his offer to walk and have a "meaningful conversation" and a cup of coffee or tea, please share your experiences in the comments!
8/1/2016 - Sree Follow Up:
Look who was selected to be the Chief Digital Officer of NYC: www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2016/08/mayor-appoints-sree-sreenivasan-as-chief-digital-officer-104381
Welcome! My name is Rachel Moody. I post weekly announcements and messages to motivate and inspire my UAlbany advisees, and any one else who visits. Comments are welcome! While you are here, have a virtual cup of tea!