“It’s never too late to become what you might have been.”

George Eliot
When Joe’s manager began the conversation by saying: “I want you to know how grateful we are for your twenty years of valuable service to our company,” Joe expected to hear that he was being promoted, or at least receiving a pay increase. After all, his performance reviews had never been less than stellar.it came as a shock when what he heard next was: “our company is moving in a new direction and unfortunately your skills aren’t the skills we need. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.”

It was a defining moment when Joe realized that doing a good job no longer guarantees that you’ll keep your job.

Mary and her husband were finalizing the details of the cruise they planned for years to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. She was really looking forward to spending more time together now that their youngest child had left for college. She thought her husband felt the same way until the week before they were scheduled to leave on a cruise and he told her that he was leaving her. He was no longer in love with her and wanted a divorce.

It was a defining moment when Mary discovered that living happily ever after sometimes doesn’t last forever.

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Author's Bio: 

Rita is a Wife, Mother, Business Owner, Author, Professor of Business Transformation and Innovation, & a Thought Leader to Fortune 500 executives.

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Rita Burgett-Martell is the author of two books: Change Ready! and Defining Moments.
The practical guidance Rita provides is based on her thirty years of professional experience as an organizational change consultant to Fortune 500 clients and career coach to more than 11,000 individuals, plus her own experience of embracing the unknown to completely reinvent her own life from that of an 18-year-old uneducated housewife in Nashville, Tennessee to an international change strategist and thought leader to C-level and senior executives.