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Here is where you submit your “Fire Your Boss Letter”.
I’m tired of working for you. I want to work for me. I want to live near the beach. Have a computer or iPad and have coffee looking out over the waves. I never want to work for anyone else ever again.
Oh by the way, I don’t like the office parties you give. It’s just an excuse for you to get drunk.
Dear Boss …
I regret to inform you that your services are no longer required, effective immediately….
You see, your performance, and the salary you deliver simply no longer meets my requirements.
You were ok for a while. but now that my Dog Products are booming on Amazon,
it’s time for us to part.
It turns out that my job was actually holding me back from achieving financial freedom,
and now I can achieve far more in about half the time.
Thanks for your service.
Please don’t ask for references, I don’t want anybody else stuck in a JOB (just over broke).
Well what most of us we work jobs because we need security but really were just a number and I guess you take a lot of abuse when your work for a boss you put up with a lot of shit you go to work you feel like you’re just putting in A prison sentence to your life it’s really sad
Since my job ended in 2011, I have been living the life I want to lead. I have a wonder family, lovely friends, and many spiritual brothers and sisters. My son is getting married in October.
I had another bout of cancer last year, but now it is gone again.
I write in my blog, Meditation Practices lead my Mindfulness in Healing meditation group on Wednesday nights, and play tennis a minimum of three times a week.
My new book, “Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness” Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness: How to Thrive and Succeed in a Flawed Medical Environment is coming out in September.
We’ve been to Barcelona two times in the past nine months to visit my daughter, most recently in April. All of our luggage was stolen and I had a brief period of PDSD (post dramatic shopping disorder) as we had nothing but the clothes on our backs and dirty laundry. We recovered nicely from our loss and would not hesitate to go back to Spain.
Thank you for letting me go!
Very Truly Yours,
Jerome Freedman, Ph. D.
Hi myself. It been quite some time since you where aware of me. You have been very busy with all sort of thing, things that you have deem important.
Tell me, Are they really that important? Have they provide you with your inner most desires? or are you still living your life according to someone else? Do you know What do you want ? Why do you want it? How do you want to feel about it? Think about it answer these three questions from your—no our heart so you can find your freedom– find your self.
With so much Love and appreciation of who I am,
“Take this job and shove it!! I an’t workin here no more!!” I hate being put down, shoved around and treated like a thing that you feel you can mess up when ever you choose. And then after all the crap I have to swallow and smile to….. I am presented every 2 weeks with a pay day that won’t even cover all the bills, you like it that way so that I have to keep coming back and you can keep on with your power trip!! WEll nooo mooore………I have a new quest in life and it’s giving me the freedom to live and love life again. AND unlike you, when I reach my financial goals I will be ready to give back to society, in a way that will make me feel enormously good as well as all others who care to join. It will be a (All natural treatment center for preventative cancer and also those people diagnosed with cancer) No pharmacy prescription drugs here, this clinic will be up to date with all the latest education, spiritual speakers, yoga, medicinal herbs, lots of laughter and so much more. This is not a new concept, but it will be new to my home town. So while I am travelling and enjoying life I can rest assured that other people have a chance at health and happiness tooo. I am relieved that I will never have to deal with the likes of you ever again!!!! Okay now that were clear on that………Good riddins!!
Love it Myriam. Very similar to the letter I wrote.
Hey Boss, I wanted to give you the courtesy of notifying you of my immediate departure from your place of detention. I will no longer be available to work at your pleasure and only get paid a little extra pittance when you see fit to approve it. Even though I went home at the end of each day, I still felt like I was working on a slave ship for just enough wage to keep my family afloat but not enough to enjoy the pleasure of living life as it could be.
I am going to start living life as it should be today and enjoy its treasures. No longer will I have to endure the daily threats of losing my job if I don’t knuckle under and do someone’s bidding who doesn’t have a clue. So now I will sleep in til I wake up, my health will be much better without the stress, and my family will see a hell of a lot more of me.
I have already started making my own fortune, my family is more relaxed, I finally have a boss that knows how life works, and I no longer own stock in Tums.
Thanks for the not so good memories but I hope you learn something from your errors as I have.
I have found that I no longer find joy and love in the work I do. You many times demand mandatory overtime hours and no compensation time to allow us to destress. I daily deal with life and death situations but honestly your job is killing me. I have seen too many nurses and other co-workers die on the job or continue to work up until their deathbed because the insurance policies provided to your employees do not acknowledge or pay for alternative or energy healing methods.
Therefore I have decided I love myself and wish to stay alive and live a full life and unfortunately for you but not for me I will be alive and happy and younger in heart body mind and soul. Unfortunately working for you would never provide this option for me.
I therefore set you free from being my boss and must let go of you as I’ve decided to downsize and prioritize my life.
I will work for myself , become a better person, and live my life to its fullest . I prefer to choose my own hours and clients and because I love to do alternative healing will be able to do so without any reprisals or repercussions.
Because this is what I want I will be a millionaire in 11months and billionaire in 24 months.
I will love myself so much that I will attract the right soulmate and lifepartner who shares my dreams and aspirations and will work with me to achieve helping others to become self sufficient empowered and joyful and hopeful human beings.
So I must leave your employment and thank you for teaching me to love myself and take care of myself and being my own best friend.
So long and thanks for all the fish. I’m heading off to hitchhike the universe for awhile. Gone walkabout.
Although my biggest fear is that I will be back, you see I have run across another of these programs that promise wealth and freedom. I have never been driven by money and while I’m not rich I would like to be comfortable. And yes maybe someday we’ll ahead of the collectors.
Please wish me well and when you get tired of the rat race maybe you will come join me someday!!
How are you man? How long has it been we haven’t talk? 6 months? Yeah, give or take few days… I remember last time we had a serious talk – it was after we saw “The Gambler”… Did you finally built or at least put the foundations for your Fortress of Solitude? If not then you have only one right: to SHUT UP! You’ve lost every other right! I am sick and tired of you having an excuse for everything and leaving your projects unfinished…
You know that you should have fired your boss a long time ago…? You had more than one chance for doing this … and you blew every single one . Why are you still staying at that job that you detest so much? To get slapped in the face with dirty swearing every single time your boss wants to do so? Or to listen to the stupid and moronic “How was your weekend?” – “Great! How was yours” conversation from your colleagues? What are you? A droid?… Don’t you know that you are not “buying time” (the way you liked to say…)? You are WASTING your time! And that time does not come back.
You know very well why you should quit and fire your boss and you don’t need me to list all these reasons here. Yes, I know, intellectually you know all these reasons very well… And that’s where you stop dead in your tracks. What happened to you man? You used to be a go getter and action taker?! When did this part of you died?
I remember that after watching that movie, “The Gambler”, you were so pumped up, you told me that by end of December 2015 you were going to finally break free and be blunt with your boss (basically telling him what John Goodman advised in the movie…)
If you have not done so, besides the advise I gave you above I would also order you to stop buying more program that “supposedly” would show you the way to your Fortress of Solitude. If you haven’t built it till now you will not build it, so STOP wasting your money, make up your mind and put your head down once and for all and become another brick in the wall… This is the last time I say this to you! You don’t deserve any better…
And I am not sorry for being harsh!
On a whim, a year ago I attended a lecture from a local Cardiologist with his plan on reducing heart disease in older clients by working on their strength and mobility. It really hit home for me, as I suffered a heart attack 12 years ago and my fitness was my savior. I got his book and created an outline. Now, I have a successful program for at risk people to get them strong enough to get off their medications, increase mobility and enjoy a high quality of life. Do to my speaking commitments and my desire to work for myself and travel on a whim, I can no longer work here.
Thanks for the memories (that will instantly fade away! )
A couple of points worth considering for effective management these days when money and not efficiency or qualifications rule.
(1) What is punctuality? If you don’t know or if you pretend not knowing it, let it be known that it is dual in nature, not one sided.
(2) You don’t have to be in office to see if your workers idle their time. You can instruct works and see at the end of the time slot if it is done or not. Don’t be under the impression that you have to be in office to get things done.
Of course, your pay packet was comparatively good, but there are other things money can’t buy.
Please settle my final accounts.
I have no regrets informing you that your paycheck will no longer be needed.
No more early mornings rushing to get ready to sit in traffic, no late nights driving to the hotel and getting no sleep, no more sharing rooms with noisy roommates, no more mustering in the morning and playing “look busy” and waiting to leave because I already finished everything and have to waste time because we have to stay 8 hours.
The pay is fairly decent, but I’m no longer content with “fairly decent” pay, and don’t want to limit myself to a salary and be tied down to a certain place and time doing things I absolute hate. I have one life and it is vital I spend it where I want and doing the things I most want to do instead of being where someone else decides I should be. I should be the boss, so you’re fired.
I’m tired of working for you. So, so tired. You have handed me endless hours, huge levels of stress, and compensation that might be good, even excellent, by some standards, but didn’t and doesn’t begin to reflect the true value of my talents and time. Yes, I’ve had some freedom with a flexible schedule. I guess I should thank you for that. But what’s truly free about being able to pick which 14 hours I’m going to work today? Or which six, or even seven, days this week? And of course, you went out of your way to point out that I always chose wrong. “See, you should have been working then. You can’t really afford to stop. You’re the only one that can do this.” For a long time, I believed you. It stoked my ego. It validated my worth. But, you were lying to me, on top of being a harsh taskmaster. And I was ground down. Joyless. Exhausted. Empty.
And the worst part? There was no escaping you. You were there, always, 24/7…because I faced you every morning in the mirror. You see, I’d done it to myself and I took it. But no more. I got tired of how you treated me. So, a little more than a year ago, rather than continuing to take your garbage, I started, finally, after nearly 30 years, to do things differently and to think in a different way. You’ve been fired – and yes, you’ve been tough to quit on, because I still see you every day. But I’m not staying. I’m out, and you’re not hiring me back.
Gradually, that’s looked like more money and fewer hours with less guilt. It’s more work ON the business and less work IN the business. It’s no fear about trying new ideas — and delegating things that your control freak self used to insist I do. It’s unlearning some longstanding bad habits and forming some new, positive, productive ones. It’s replacing the hamster wheel I was on. In a year, that will look like twice the money in half the hours. And the year after that should be the same. It’s more family time — and renewing some old interests that got squeezed out by my insane hours. Dear old boss, you had me setup to be a wage slave until I couldn’t work anymore. Now, a “job” that I wouldn’t want to retire from, but could if I chose to, is realistic. And gradually, I’m making peace with you – which is a good thing, since you’ve got a razor at my throat every morning – or at least, every morning I feel like shaving.
Hope to see you at the beach, not just in the mirror,
Thank you for making my job as difficult as you can.
While I worked extra overtime to complete my task ahead of time, you had work extra, extra hard to make sure I cant get my task done.
I believe GOD had sent you to test my faith in HIM. You are the “Satan” that GOD sent to “train” me to be patient, kind, and other good stuffs.
Thank you for being such a great “Satan”. Without you, I would not have the successful life I have today.
Please continue to be a great “Satan” to others.
666 (6in6 Millionaire [6 zero])
I have been self employed for most of my 66 years so I will have to go back to when I was 16. It was my first job, a new retail store that had not yet opened and I was the first person they had hired besides the store manager. As the opening came closer they hired the rest of the crew. I found out that while I was being paid $0.85/hr they were being paid $1.20/hr. I asked the owner if I was not doing a good job and he explained that he needed to cut costs somewhere and as I was a schoolgirl I was it. I explained to him that I could save him my $0.85/hr and I quit.
I determined at that moment that I would live by my wits or lack thereof and guide my own ship if even at times thru stormy waters. It gives me confidence and a sense of peace to know that I can always find a way.
That boss actually did me a big favor
My Dearest Byron,
You are amazing. It is surprising how much you have experienced in the last several years. The set backs and disappointments all happened for a reason, of course. We all say this sort of thing, but sometimes it is difficult to actually go through the process. I won’t go back through all the tough stuff here…because you already recall most of it anyway. The big reason I wrote to you today is to remind you to celebrate the amazing progress you’ve experienced recently.
You overcame the very strong leanings of your past to stumble through life believing there is never quite enough and that you can’t really take time to enjoy yourself until somehow there magically is [enough]. Well my boy, look around you now. All of that struggle and longing brought you to this!
Look at it. Relish it. ENJOY it!
You almost laugh…actually you do laugh now at how hard you struggled to keep that old job. It really was a blessing to lose that one…. Amazing, isn’t it, how our perspective changes with time? You worked so hard to get that severance package….but it was barely a dribble when you finally got it. Remember? $13,000 and for what? Let’s get back to today….
Your wife really enjoys being with you and she is the woman you always wanted by your side. Your children are well cared for and deeply loved. Your possessions that took so long to accumulate and then vanished so quickly…they’ve been restored tenfold at least. It is no longer a struggle to have enough…because now you really do have more than enough! You can be generous like you always wanted to be and there is no struggle to give.
The island you enjoyed in your dreams is now yours. The air is warm. The sea is calm. The food is plentiful. The tools you always wanted to do your projects are now here. The people you need to help you are eager to assist you. They amplify your abilities and together you produce the amazing programs you need and always wanted to create. The retreat center you thought you only dreamed of is now a reality. People come from all over the world to enjoy the lifestyle of their dreams…if only they could realize how easy it would be for them to have this lifestyle all year, instead of being limited to their meager one week vacation…but they seem to miss that point….
You’re never ostentatious…but you could be. The people who despised you and told you how little you had to offer…now fully realize how wrong they were.
The coffee is good. You can take time to enjoy it now. You finally took your own advice and learned how to really relax. At the same time, your life is filled with purpose.
The lull you experienced after the setbacks truly was time used to sharpen the saw. After you reengaged, things came together very quickly. Progress during the last year has been amazing not only to others, but to you also. Finally the pieces of your dream have come together.
The risks you are taking are paying off big-time. You now own real estate…the right way. The income from each investment is paying you back as you grow your estate. You found the right partners and managers to handle the work and get it done properly and quickly.
You have time to write. What you say really makes a difference to others. Sometimes you are going out on speaking engagements. Not crazy travel. You choose when and where you wish to present because you no longer scrape for scraps. The fruits of passive income are paying off every day as more and more people discover your work and appreciate the amazing value you bring to their life.
Welcome to the future my boy! You created something really awesome!
I love you, man, and you have no idea to what heights I intend to aspire. I invite you to choose to come along with me to partner with me so that we can combine our strengths and co-create lives of infinite possibilities together. I have dreams and intentions of a simple way to help heal humanity that involves creation—the joy of creative energy flowing into our veins as we manifest into existence a powerful mode of healing and manifesting for others that is so simple and yet so profound! And I would just love to invite you to be a partner who believes in me.
I do not need you to co-create this vision I have, but I would welcome your partnership if you choose to work with me. My vision is so strong, nothing can stop me from creating it and making it come to fruition. It is my life’s Purpose and my mission. The thought of its fruition fills me with the joy of giving and with energy and love. Come and join me in my project and we can both be set free to create a life of abundance and spread hope and prosperity to all the people we can reach.
So I am firing you from being my boss but I am inviting you to be set free from your role as my boss and join with me to be my partner in embarking on a mission to help heal humanity. Join with me if you choose to free yourself. It’s a win-win for both of us. Together we can increase our power and our force to bring good to the world.
Back in 40 years.
Taking the dogs for a LONG WALK in freedom park .
It’s 8 am, just got up, and made my way to the coffee maker.
The sweet smell of columbian brew tickles my sense of smell as I take a deep breath.
Ahhh…yes it is so good to just chill, enjoy my view from my porch, look out at the river rushing by, soothing and calming.
I take another breath, as I pour my creamer in first, then the fresh coffee goes in on top of that.
I take a sip, mmmm just perfect. I lean back in my chair and kick up my feet on the stool. The weather is a cool 70 degrees and the skies are clear.
I now turn on my laptop, open up my stats from last night, and see that 7 more sales came in last night. I made more money sleeping, than I did working an entire month at my day job.
As I think about the past 3 months, I can’t believe how easy it was to make that much money.
Today is going to be really exciting, my business partner flies in from Cali today, and we go scout out some land to build our motocross and camping retreat. The day is moving along nicely, and without stress, worry or anxiety.
I am in no rush at all, and I love life.
It’s hard to imagine, had I not handed in my notice at work months ago, I would be at work right now, daydreaming about my reality now.
I am free, I live a life of freedom and abundance and cannot wait to wake up and get started every day.
I am a happy camper!
This is to notify you of my separation from employment with your company. All the years spent here treading water and making very little money are now at an end. I forgive you for all the times I was promised raises that never materialized. I have finally been able to take the step into financial freedom with my own business and no longer need my former position.
As to all the time I had to spend attentively listening to your stories, personal issues and problems that I had no interest in, I simply chalk it up to experience and only wish you the best from here on out. I hereby let go of all regret, anger and any negative emotions related to this era of my life and move on. The feeling of freedom that this imparts to me is indescribable. May you someday come in to the same awareness with your life.
If there was any true regret, it would be that I did not come to this point many years ago. All things in their due time.
I have wanted to tell my boss to keep his job for some time now.. I do not want it anymore. However I haven’t told him because I do not do what is necessary to be able to tell him to keep his job.
Today I absolutely promise myself that I will do what is necessary so that in 12 months I can absolutely tell him to keep his job.
I know what to do. Today I promise myself and the world that I will do it. No more try just a lot of do’s over and over until I do tell him to keep his job.
I just woke up to the ocean breeze coming through the French doors leading out to the Wailea beach at the resort we are staying at. It’s 5am, my typical time to rise. As I spend a few minutes thinking about how far I am come in the last year. I think back to the day a year ago today I finally quit the mortgage business after 26 years. Leaving a well paying career, but one that kept me in stress 24/7 and on call 24/7 and not present to my family 24/7. And in reality kept me running pay check to pay check the last few years. At times having to drive Uber to feed my family. Was I scared, you bet. Was I excited, you bet. But did I expect to be where I am… not a chance.
Here I am sitting in this amazing suite, all paid for as I bring in high performing entrepreneurs, seeking to live at their full potential and I help them get there. My team helps them get there. Every quarter, I bring in these amazing entrepreneurs to mastermind at an amazing location and we spend 3 days growing, learning and creating lives that most people only read about. We all have financial and time freedom. And because of that we have family lives full of love due to all the time we are able to be present and attentive. Our intensive will start later tonight and today, I will spend time the 15 people who applied to talk with me after my webinar on the deck over looking the waves yesterday. After these calls, I check my account and see that I just added another $100,000 to my earnings this month. 10 new people joining us. These new clients… friends… don’t’ really know it, but their lives just changed. In ways, they can’t even imagine. I am having so much fun. I am serving my clients at the highest level… I am helping them see their magic, their potential and holding nothing back. In turn, I am growing and my family is growing.
I also see in my account several deposits from my teams online efforts and training. Automation has allowed me to serve even more clients of all levels. All the time put in learning how to communicate my value and share my story has paid off in ways I could have never dreamed of. Being me and being open to sharing me has changed my world. Who would have thought.
I had to step away for a minute as both of my daughters came running in with their friends… they were so excited to be heading out for a day at the beach of snorkeling, diving, surfing, hula dancing lessons and fun. This business, this life has allowed me to bring my family, to share these amazing places with them and to bring friends with them too. But it is more than that. I take them to school, pick them up, at all events… help them with homework and their passions. I am there when they are sad, I am there when they are happy… I am there. All by taking one step and saying “good bye” to my boss, to the mortgage business. And then taking the next of stepping into my greatness and sharing that gift with those that see the value in it. That day scared me more than I can express. But that fear drove me to never have to go back and look at me now… watch out world, there is more to come.
(Or maybe I should say, Dear Mel…)
You have been my boss for the last 25 years… through ups and downs, great abundance and great business failure leading to bankruptcy and having to start over again, with mandatory attendance required by you and your beliefs and fears at the school of hard knocks.
As a boss you have been a great dreamer, however you have drug me round and round and round again since you started this online thing years ago… chasing one shiny object after another, thousands and thousands of hours and dollars were required by you to keep my position, this supposed self employed dream life that all the shiny object pedlars promised… and it really all just boiled down to a much harder job than I ever had before. I have worked more hours for you, had more stress and illness born of stress, missed family and friends get togethers, important moments and life in general all because you promised me this dream life, this freedom thing, and yet, you never, ever stuck with anything long enough for me to ever have a chance at success.
So right now, this very moment, I quit. I refuse to participate anymore. I will not play your fun and games of chase the shiny object one day more. I am done.
With all the shiny objects you forced me to chase, you would think I would be able to find one that would make sense, but they don’t because they were just hype, making quick cash for someone else. But here is the good news. I now know what not to do.
So as I quit, I surrender my need for shiny things and see myself one year from today, and I not only like what I see, I see the life I was born to live.
Good news! No GREAT NEWS!!!! I have found a mentor that gets it! I found someone I could follow to the goal line of success, abundance and having a real business, not a get rich quick scheme. I have been following him for a year now and life is grand, in fact grander than I could have ever imagined.
I have a business I am so proud of. I get to work with dogs, dog rescue fundraising and making a difference on this planet by helping the innocent fur babies that need help the most. And the best part, well other than helping the fur babies, is that I get to do this all with the love of my life, my new wife Annie. And to make it even better, I called her into this miracle life I have created. I thought I just wanted a business partner to help me with projects. Little did I know when I told the Universe I needed a business partner, (who knew techy things), I would be calling in someone who was also a great marketer, had great online experience and to make things perfect, she is a dog lover and long time Veterinarian practicing holistic medicine… match made in heaven!
So now we run our doggie empire business and are able to help so many dogs as well as dog owners and future dog owners. We have a whole division of business where we help non-profit rescue groups raise money for their cause and in the process of helping them, we help ourselves too. Nice win win… and boy do they ever look good in the amazing tee shirt lines we’ve created for them. They sell like hotcakes, and the word is spreading like crazy. We’re booked a month out right now to even take a meeting with a new rescue group to discuss what we can do for them and their fund raising through our awesome tee shirt lines and so many other products and projects that their supporters just clamor for.
Looks like we are going to need to bring on another manager to take on this division of our company with how fast it’s growing.
I’m not sure life can get any better than this… working at something I love and believe in, making a difference on the planet and doing it all with the the love of my life…
I’m so glad I fired my old self and started on this new path. Life is good… no, not true… Life is Grand!
I lost my job d/t physical limits but our health care is no longer relevant in US. We are chemicalu overwhelmed, nutritionally deficient & surrounded by disease promoting protocol. Our children are in most danger & multitudes of ignorant parents & grandparents are mentally
insufficient to protect these. The government somehow is complicit in promoting disease to feed us into what is now disease management
(formerly health care) We are surrounded by disease promoting chemicals & mind control is bullshit over this threat.
How did your launch go? It was the first time you ever stepped out to share what you’ve learned over the years. After five years of studying and trying and failing and succeeding here and there – is this the year where it finally all comes together? As I write you this letter, your desire to help others succeed online is starting to gain momentum has it taken off in a big way yet? Is your husband off the road and able to pursue the things that he enjoys and participate in his children’s lives? Are we traveling? Are we giving back to the community?
You haven’t had a boss (other than yourself) for over fifteen years. At this point in life all you have to offer is giving back, sharing what you know and learn with others and learning from them in return. – it is a wonderful and scary place to be…unemployable.
~the person you used to be
Dear Lewis Mhlanga
Great action in taking responsibility of your life! Wow! Please give yourself a hand of praise. Well done! Wow, you finally free to live your life.
I see you smiling, full of gratitude, sitting so peacefully. You are a wonder and simply in awe. You choose to define yourself and your lifestyle.
Are living a life of freedom? Are you making things happen and adding more value? Are you your own boss now? Are you living your dream lifestyle?
Your courage is a message to many people. Thank you for embracing the godly values in our generation. Integrity is your lifestyle, keep on keeping on…….
I know you always set a goal to fire your boss and living the life you desire. Have you fired your boss now?
Your top goal has been to fire your boss, to do what you love, when you want to and with whom you want. I trust you are becoming a better person. You are driving your dream car now, right? You have built your grandmother a house, right?
You have your own business and creating a multi-million dollar organization. Are you living to fulfill your calling and empowering young people for development?
Lewis, you are traveling the world for vacation, to attend seminars, mentorship programs and mastermind groups with great achievers. Your life is accelerating to the top. Wow!
Are you the master of your life in every area? You are dedicated in researching, studying and writing on personal development. How many books have you read on personal, leadership and business development? Keep up the good work of developing yourself for the best.
Your youth organization is making a tremendous positive difference. Thank you for the kids programs you are running at the moment with your partners. You keep seeing those smiles at their faces, right? How do you feel after all the contribution to the kids?
I am taking a leap of faith into the unknown and completely following my heart. I know you are becoming, doing and getting all you ever dreamt of.
I release all doubt, fear and unleash faith to achieve my goals.
You blessed and highly favored.
To the top,
Hey man, you already know this but we’re going to listen to Harlan…
The world is not a 24/7 rainbow. No matter what happens, “you get hit and keep moving forward”. Focus on your WHY and you will find your strength. If your worried about the pain, remember its temporary, it will pass. You cant always win, you will encounter a lot of walls but you want to hit them as hard and fast as you can. Deep, deep down you know its crazy but its possible. This is what makes you happy, its your passion, do it.
You can star were you are, or you can fight your way up, one inch at a time. You’ve worked a lot already, of course its hard. its time to get your reward. Always remember what we are fighting for.
This will give you the life that you want…. making music so people can experience new things, not worrying about money so you can show your parents how much they mean to you because its because of their work and suffering that gave me the opportunity to focus on this and not being worried of where to sleep or what to eat. As long as I have financial stability, I will pay it forward and do what i like the most.. help others, making their life better, help the weak, show the world that everyone is equal and become Guatemala’s own Mujica. This is my dream, and this is what I believe in. Doesn’t matter if people help me or not, im going to make it.
So, what are you going to do? What are you waiting for? Go have fun and be happy.
You fired me and my coworker for asking for raises. You fired us knowing his wife was about to give birth and my husband was ravaged by cancer.
You fired us knowing that I, as a novice copywriter, not knowing my ass from a hole in the ground, had raised your front-end conversions by about 73%. You fired him after he substantially improved the technical workflow. We won’t discuss the abuse you inflicted on everyone you worked for you: the real threats to fire good people for normal human errors, the micromanagement, the screaming and shouting.
Fast forward two weeks after my last paycheck. I’m already working part-time for almost what you paid me—without the commute, without the abuse. I’m getting freelance work for substantially more than you paid me. And that’s just content writing. That’s not bring-in-the-bucks-copywriting.
Now I’m ready to start marketing myself as a copywriter. Thank you for that. Because 18 months of working for you went a long way towards destroying my self-respect: when you’re a woman, and sole provider, you’re grateful to have a job. And you knew that.
So here’s where I plan to be in a year’s time. Running one website on horses and how to ride them better. (There’s a real secret to riding better, a secret that’s simple to master. A secret you will never understand. Because even though you don’t ride, it applies to managing people, too.) Maybe two, the second one on my secret vice.
Make enough money that I can take the time to lift seriously, cycle on the days I don’t lift, take the kind of riding lessons I want on the weekends, and have enough time left during the week to be with my husband. Big down payment on the type of house I want (not grand, only charming) and money in the bank.
And above all, two things you don’t believe in, but I do.
Taking care of my customers and, when I have employees, taking care of them. And being able to say, Go jump in a lake! to any psychopath who suggest exploiting the people I hire to help me make money. Because anyone who helps you make money is worth part of it.
That’s freedom: the ability to make your own life and to help other people make theirs, whether they are your employees or your customers.
First of all, I overheard the CEO telling you he wanted more “new blood” in the company. As a loyal – and now, former – employee of Almighty Widgets, I joyfully leave my place to a younger person.
Knowing my initiative cannot fit within the limitations of your company, I have taken the opportunity to start off on my own career path. Now, I am working on new and exciting projects, much more meaningful – and lucrative – than the ones you assigned me.
My new situation allows me to travel where I want. I no longer have to deprive my family of spending time with them in order to satisfy the demands of Almighty Widgets. I leverage my talents to connect with my marketplace and create products and programs that provide me a much higher level of income than your company could possibly match. Your steady paycheck was OK, but now I write my own check (which is multiples of the pittance Almighty Widgets gave me). I know which clients to choose, how to connect with them, and how to keep them. At the end of each day, I leave work knowing the difference in people’s lives – a sensation I was sorely lacking under your leadership.
Finally, I am so grateful I no longer have to deal with the friction you constantly gave me over the time I took for my daily life support therapy. I negotiate my own schedule with my clients rather than endanger myself trying to follow your set schedule.
My best wishes to you and to my (junior) successor,
Just wanted to tell you that I finally woke up. I finally realize that I am in charge of my own life and destiny and for so long I gave away my power. I gave a lot of it to you because I “thought” if I didn’t I wouldn’t be able to survive financially. Add to you the healthcare sector, religious sector and the people in my life in all areas…all taking a chunk of my power. Well, today I am taking my power back..from you and everyone else.
I’m 63 and have worked for you in various facets all my life…I fully know I am smarter than you, more compassionate than you, and really know my stuff…so, I am finally going putting my power to use…
My days of getting paid for my hours worked are over. I am utilizing my many talents by serving the world in the best ways I know how…and loving every minute of it. Spending time enjoying what life has to offer, pursuing all of my interests and spending time with those I love best.
I thank you for pushing me to this point…Eva
June 17, 2016
Dear Bosses ( I have a lot of bosses) (yes I know that’s because I set things up wrong)
Dear boss type #1,
Thank you for contacting me regarding working with your elderly parent/spouse who has scared you by recently taking a such a drastic turn for the worse that it’s clear that the ordinary medical system has run out of options. I appreciate your heartfelt desire to help him by turning to alternatives in the hope your parent/spouse’s sharp deterioration can be slowed or even reversed and all of you can go back to the way life was 20 years ago, when he did not need as much of your attention to keep you out of the guilt zone.
Doing my job well involves a high level of rapport and empathy while I am touching your parent/spouse. My emotional support structure last year was not up to the task of keeping me strong enough to support your parent/spouse in the closing chapters of life. Now I am building emotional strength but applying it to writing the next chapter of my own life.
I am no longer accepting clients with a combination of dementia and advanced neurological diseases, especially in a rapid deterioration phase. I only accept clients with these kinds of problems in the very early stages, and then only if they have one problem or the other, not both at once. And even then only if they are working on themselves or have someone working with them according to the processes I teach.
I train you to do this work for your parent/spouse yourself, daily or twice a day. Do video training first then come to my workshop to develop your skill in applying the techniques I teach in the videos.
Your parent/spouse needs a LOT more touching and loving than I can provide in a few hours per week. I am a backup resource and do occasional sessions with your parent/spouse with you watching, the intention being coaching you.
You find it a beautiful spiritual experience to support your parent/spouse during this most difficult time, and you bond in a way that will allow you to live a life full of more and deeper love for the living, once your parent/spouse is gone. Let your parent/spouse give you this gift.
P.S. You don’t pay your parent’s/spouse’s caretakers enough
Dear boss type #2,
I’m sorry you’ve barking up the wrong tree attempting to fix your chronic neurological/musculosleletal problem, years later leaving you in a worse condition than when you first started seeking help. I’m sorry you’ve been through every possible diagnostic test and hypnotized to think you are broken. I’m sorry all the pills and shots and epidurals and flawed-presupposition-based stretching /strengthening therapies and surgeries and voodoo helped for a while and your problem came back. I’m sorry that the intellectual model that someone else can fix you through externally applied physical or chemical or energetic force hasn’t worked out.
I am especially sorry that the result has been that your brain and nervous system has become more stupid about exactly the things it needed to get smarter about to keep you functioning and feeling at your best.
I feel sorry for you, HOWEVER I am no longer accepting clients who want to fit my services into an outside-in healing model. My services are to support your inside-out healing journey.
The first step is to contact me to discuss which exercise video series is the right starting point for your goals. After you have done the whole series at least X times, following the instructions precisely and recording your experience the way I request, then you can make an appointment for an individual session if you wish.
By then your brain and nervous system will have woken up a little and your body awareness will have begun to develop. Odds are you will be feeling substantially better before our first session, where I will attend to those small chunk details best done by my hands, coach you on your self-optimization practice, and advise you regarding your next set of exercises, which you will find on a different video series.
Will this approach fix you for once and for all so you feel great while never noticing your body again? No, only death allows you to ignore your body without consequence. I am sorry to inform you that you will have to attend to your body as long as you are using it, if you want to enjoy all the good feelings your body was designed to give you while functioning well enough to achieve your missions in life without fighting you body to do it.
The good news is the processes you learn and the body awareness you develop will allow you to notice problems as they first appear, well before things deteriorate to the point of pain or functional disturbance. You will be optimizing for pleasure and expanding your physical abilities, a fun and neurologically rewarding process that can continue getting better as long as you are in your body.
I spend most of my time with people who are in the delight and pleasure stage of physical/neurological self-development.
I’m on the road a lot, both teaching and learning, hiding out at my mountain forrest cabin, so you’ll see me when it’s convenient for me, or my student filling in for me when I’m on the road. You have enough self-awareness to appreciate the magic of what happens during a hands-on session, like the most sophisticated connoisseurs do. The sessions are 10 times more powerful because you have already done the repetitive grunt work of rehabilitating your own nervous system. Also since you know your body well you are able to give me feedback specific enough for me to quickly zero in on exactly what needs to change next to propel you to your goals.
P.S. See me, or my student filling in for me when I’m on the road, immediately if you have a first-time new problem because there’s a golden time shortly after an injury or new acute situation, when one treatment has as much benefit as a month of self-work and treatment, started later on.
Dear Boss type #3,
Thanks for giving me a start. I have marketing figured out to the point where I don’t need to rely on you for that anymore.
I’ve changed the way I teach because I have so many people trained to work on themselves that I can choose my students from a pool of people who already understand the work and principles in their own bodies. They are better students because they know what the changes are like from the inside, and have experienced the wonderful side benefits.
What I need help with is local logistics. Answering incoming questions, handling local requirements for doing business in your country, arranging translation, space procurement, tending me and my assisting team, etc. Please tell me what you would charge for running the whole show besides teaching and generating incoming prospects already basically planning to come but needing some personal attention or questions answered first.
I only stay in hotels in neighborhoods where I don’t need a bodyguard to take walks. I only eat one meal a day at restaurants so my clothes still fit at the end of the seminars, therefor a makeshift kitchen and groceries is part of tending the trainer. I have local guides/escorts/translators always available in places where American English as my only language, or looking American, is a liability.
On each trip I do some intro classes and an advanced class for students form previous trips. Starting in 2018 the assisting team training and advanced classes will be in a nice Florida location convenient to my home or at my secluded mountain hideout.
P.S. I schedule three days for time zone acclimation and assistant team development before the trainings and at least three tourist days after.
Note To Self: you’d better not be reading this in one year and wondering “Where Did The Time Fly?”, and instead have continued on the Path I’ve begun with Harlan’s 6 In 6! It’s Not the fault of your Boss nor your Job that you’re still making 1985 money: YOU made Choices (or, Not) which directly affect your Lack of Financial Freedom and Security. You’d better be reading this from your apartment in Romans, as you prepare to depart for the Cote D’azur, confident that you can be on top of your Businesses and Support Team, no matter where you are in the world… or, I’m going to give you a swift kick in the can! You don’t have to worry if Mom has all the Care she requires, or if the Mrs. is working way too hard in her Business, or if extended Family needs any help whatsoever, or if you just want to up and head off somewhere: you’ve got plenty of that famous “F” You Money, which everybody’s always talking about! Thank me, by showing Gratitude and Giving Back. Love, Me
It is with regret that I must offer you my resignation. Effective immediately.
After careful consideration I have decided to finally live the life of my dreams. Next week I am flying to the Himalayas to become a Yak farmer. I am sure it will provide me with a noticeable increase in job satisfaction.
The hours are good – only 24/7. I won’t be making a great deal of money, but will have an unlimited amount of dried dung. Dried dung burns well, so I need not worry about getting too cold. I’ve heard it makes good fertilizer too…
So, in short. Yaks, Yak dung and hard work will provide me with more than this job could ever hope to. Food. Warmth. Wide open spaces.
P.S. If you need some Yak dung then please let me know. I’ll give you a good price.
Dear Boss, I want to have a life different than the one is being offered. I am doing a consultant business helping people get healthier and save money. I want to have an abundance of pay for doing something creative, artistic and passionate. I have been recognized for my art work since I was in 5th grade. I have worked in different mediums, metal, wood , ceramics and fabrics. Kids clothing, quilts, wood bowls, ceramic wall art and various other projects. I was afraid that I would not make any money and would be a starving artist.
I was out of work for 14 months and stressed about finding a job, finances, wiped out savings, I am back to work just 6 weeks. I am not recovered financially, but I am working and money is coming in, I am missing my time freedom and the dog is not happy being in a crate all day as much as I am not happy sitting in a basement of a building with no windows to see all the beauty of nature outside.
I see me selling my creations in various sales resources and enjoying the process of creating. I love taking the time and making stuff and seeing the end result and I especially like it when someone likes the item and appreciates it.
I want to have the money to support myself and to be able to enjoy the time freedom to set my own schedule.
Dear Employer of 40 yrs..
I am giving you my tardy notice that I do not want this job anymore.
There are many reasons and they started in my 2nd month of working here.
As a young person I was enthralled with this job, and fell into it, accidentally while in college.
When I first started,2nd month in, on my days off I went to HDQ,
to make extra money
and I worked for a department for $15.00 per day, “special assignment” pay…
During those days, I processed ‘customer reviews’ on my work group.
IF they were BAD reviews.. not even specific reviews.. then those reviews
were instantly given to that department to fast track them.
You could wait up to 2 years for a GOOD review to be put in your file.
Bad reviews.. INSTANT.. within 2 days.
After 2 weeks of working on my few days off, the person who took a liking to me, left for training in another state and someone who didn’t like anyone in my field.. gave me a very hard time and reported, erroneously, to my supervisor about my “dependability” which the original head of dept had set up for me.
Anyway, with making only $640.Gross- in NYC, they docked me 3 days pay.
I immediately saw how management worked at this firm.
It was not good, nor encouraging.
Always punitive, taking others made up stories vs supporting ‘you’.
I started looking for more creative and lucrative things, like buying a brownstone, going in on a restaurant in St Maarten.
But I stopped short.
To this day, they would rather burn you at the stake, than encourage it’s employees.
That is how they reward loyal, steadfast people who go above and beyond.
Oh sure, there were some very fun times with my colleagues,
VERY fun times ( I could regale you with some lively stories!)
but the customer (sometimes) and management were like a horrific skin irritation that would explode, cause damage, inside and out.
When you least expected the trauma.and emotional torture.
If you got a call, your supervisor wants to see you,
don’t hold your breath, cause it was not going to an invitation to a party. EVER.
I was fired over missing an assignment 1x and it took me 9 excrutiating unpaid months to get that back, while the arbitrator told the company, this ‘punishment’ was excessive, maybe just docking me one days pay would have been sufficient.
While I was out looking for a job, that is when a referral sent me on a lunch meeting and the lurch hit on me, not as a date, but in exchange for a ‘job’…
Growing up … fast.
For this I went back to the job? OY VEY.
For many years now, I kept looking, starting other businesses,
I helped my colleagues with their schedules.
Then I sold recycled packaging.
One time I ordered a crystal vase from Tiffany, had it delivered,
repacked it with my product and returned it with a note inside.
Tiffany got back to me right away, and gave me the appointment I wanted.
I was thrilled, I finally had my foot in the door,
only to find out Tiffany had been sold to a foreign company
and they only dealt with their vendors.
The head of shipping wanted to thank me for taking such chance on them.
Ok,I stayed to long.
I stayed to earn money so I can care for my aging parent,
What was that PR thing you had plastered over all the media?
Pull together, Win together?
If it isn’t something breaking, weather,
injury on the job ( which you don’t cover anymore)
or taking my money away, in 1983, 1993 and 2003,
and now….taking my pension away, and prefunding, what else is there?
No profit sharing, because
“over 100,000 employees have no impact on our profits”
while we made over $1.6 Billion?
My benefits have evaporated or cost an arm and a leg,
and the pay isn’t enough to put up with 9/11, the Tennis Shoe Bomber, your shenanigans, lies, & PR that is BS.
I am leaving this unhealthy relationship.
My health and prosperity is more important
than the disappearing “benefit” of airline passes.
It wasn’t all bad, my colleagues were the fun times,
but you, as a Boss deserve yourself,
THREE (3) DUIs for a CEO..Pfft.
None of you CEOs like people.
I thank my colleagues and my experiences will abide in me forever,
but this job..
Buh Bye. BUH BYE buh bye
Today, this year, all the years ensuing,,
I am living a happy lifestyle that includes
travel when and where I want to go,
staying for as long as I like in accommodations that are luxurious,
and winging it First class -Positive Space.
Visiting family and friends whenever I want on holidays, weekends, and always knowing that I am helping a other people get the lifestyle they deserve too!
Oh and eating and sleeping regularly.. Yoga, pilates when I want.. it is fabulous!
PS. I finally got the house of my dreams-
A Gonzales designed 3,000’ home in Santa Fe,NM.with chef’s kitchen, 4/4 with 4 car garage for my vintage autos, and art studio, large guest house for mom!
Furnished perfectly.. oh and the salt water pool that I love to workout in,
Friends visit now..
my organic raised bed garden is a delight.
Life is great!
A day in my future:
Wow, what a glorious day. I am laying in bed, looking out the window and watching the sun coming up over the horizon. I get a warm glow and a feeling of excitement. It is going to be a great day. As I stretch and start to get up, I am thankful for a healthy body. I sit there for a minute enjoying the soft breeze blowing in the window and the scent of honeysuckle. I offer a quick prayer of thanks for all I have. Suddenly I am jumping up and getting dressed for there is much to do.
After a quick breakfast of fruits and yogurts I am on my way to the airport to pickup friends. Today several of my mastermind/friends and I are getting together at my place for a weekend of fun and fellowship. All arrive on time but one. They have been delayed an hour, but that does not really matter because we are chatting and catching up with each other that we do not even notice the time has pasted and and here she is coming down the stairs. So we gather and go to the van. There is much laughter and talking. When we get home, we decide to get into our bathing suits and go for a swim. There is splashing, swimming, jumping, and sliding down the slide.
After a little bit, everyone seems to just naturally end up sitting about a large table. There is ice tea and lemon aid in tall glasses. Things start to get intense as we start to talk and share about what has been working in each of our businesses. Everyone is open and happy to share. Some new ideas get brought up and talked about. Maybe even a joint project gets a start. There are several shelties wondering around and enjoying getting petted. Everyone gets to laughing at two of the puppies playing with each other on the lawn. Soon we realize it is time for lunch.
We fill our plates with fresh vegetables, soups and sandwiches catered by a local chef. Someone starts to share about a trip they recently took, and pictures are brought out for all to see. Oh the magic of a smart phone. Soon we hear a the dogs start to bark. OH my special guests have arrived. Three of the veterans with service dogs I have been training have come to join us. I wanted to introduce them to my mastermind group because we are going to brainstorm how we can get information out to the public about the way these dogs can change lives.
After some introductions, stories start to flow. Before long the afternoon is gone, but wait, we didn’t get to brainstorm. No matter there is tomorrow.
Two of the veterans agree to come back tomorrow and we all promise to talk about what we were suppose to talk about, the brainstorm session. The veterans leave.
We go and get ready to go out for dinner. I have arranged a private dinner party out on the lake, little does anyone know that I also am planning a surprise. I have arranged for a small fireworks display over the lake. We all enjoy the meal and the fireworks. The van is unusually quiet on the drive back to my place, everyone is reflecting on the day and our friendships.
We soon get back home and everyone says goodnight and head to bed because tomorrow promises to be another great day. I feed the dogs and bring them all in and put them up for the night. Two of them follow me up to my room, they each find their spots. I am soon settled in my bed and ready to close my eyes, but am excited for tomorrow to come too.
That is a day in my life in the future.
I am writing this letter to inform you that my new life will be working for myself and not for this company. I have put in many overtime hours, for about 40 years, and still have not attained the future that I envisioned when I was first hired. I have been passed over for promotions and yet I have been told that I am an integral person in this company. I have helped many people to succeed and become richer, but I have been doing the grunt work for their advancement.
It is time for me to work on my own future wealth and not on the wealth of others. I want to be able to live a life full of self worth and succeed with my own business. I would like to have a life style of travel, financial wealth, spending time with my family and friends and personal development. I would like to share my time with others by being more active in my community and my church.
To my future, Dan
I WANT TO HAVE ALL THINGS MOVE WELL IN MY LIFE.ECSTASY.GOOD LIFE,GOOD LIVING.
There comes a time in every relationship where people must part. Whether through death or simply outgrowing each other a separation needs to take place, even in business. This is one of those times. The time has come that for my potential and prosperity to blossom I need to cut you loose. I say that with mixed emotions, joy and happiness.
Our time together has taught me many things about the right way to run a business and how not to run one. Thank you for providing some examples of the former and many of the latter. While my being here has provided an income it has not provided prosperity. Well, not for me anyway.
Let’s not look back on this time not with regret for what could have been but instead toward optimism for the future. That is what I will do. You will likely see things differently. That is just one of the many responses that I have to let you go.
Good day to you Sir/Madam. I’ll show myself out.