I got fired, but it was the best thing that happened to me

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One of the questions I get asked the most is what prompted me to start The Posh Organization. The short answer I usually give is that I have always wanted to start my own business, and it is true. 

Being an entrepreneur was something that always interested me, but I felt like I needed the security of the corporate world. 

The security of the corporate world.

There’s the irony. 

It was the corporate world that helped me launch my own business mainly because of necessity. 

Even though I was a dedicated employee, showing up with a positive attitude, and determined to give my best work each and every day, I was laid off at the beginning of 2015. I had been promised a raise at the end of the year but instead, was laid off.

It was the second time in three years. 

Anytime someone is laid off, it can be quite unnerving.

Here I was, giving my all to a career that I could -- and did -- but they cut me loose when they felt a pinch. Didn’t matter how great my job performance was; didn’t matter how much I had dedicated myself to the role. Any time you are not the boss calling the shots, you truly have no say in your career. 

However, being fired prompted me to go into business with a work bestie and gave birth to what would eventually evolve into TPO today. 

My love and passion for organization helped me launch the initial version of The Posh Organization and everything grew from there. 

I know what it takes to run a business – because I am running one. 

I know what it takes to be a great employee – because I have been one. 

I know how to make sure your Virtual Assistants will be the best ones for your unique job – because that is what I specialize in. 

It took being fired to push me into the career I was supposed to have, and in doing so, helped me bring my skills and expertise to you.

To find out how TPO can benefit your business, feel free to reach out. 

Tyra Johnson Brown