Growing from painful times into creative ventures

Dilbert cartoon - using phone too much

In her article How to Turn a Negative Experience Into a Positive Way to Make a Living Without a Job, Valerie Young talks about seven people who have found adversity to be a catalyst for new career opportunities.

One example: Scott Adams who used his “mind-numbing experience in corporate America as the inspiration for his management lampooning cartoon Dilbert.”

Young writes, “It’s said that the most painful times of our lives turn out to offer the most opportunities for personal growth…

“Make a list of your natural gifts – things like writing, sewing, or listening.

“Then, just as these innovative people did, find a way to use your love of teaching, creating, counseling, writing, speaking, organizing, cooking, drawing, and so on to share what you’ve learned with others.”


Another article: Valerie Young on turning your interests into income.


One book by Scott Adams: Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter.


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