I love cruising the internet news websites these days, as I keep finding these great stories of people whose lives are changing. To me the most interesting stories are the ones where people lives take a new turn when they share their predicaments from a real and authentic voice.
Over the years I have found that the more real and authentic in any given moment I allowed myself to be and to be seen, the more I felt accepted, loved, and actually was able to get what I wanted or dreamed of. And now I am watching the current economic crisis provide the context for people to explore doing exactly that, explore being real and authentic.
I found the story below on CNN.com and felt touched by the opportunity found in the current financial crisis, by thinking and acting outside our comfort zone, and by the courage to be real about what is actually going on instead of “looking good.”
Humbled banker parts with yuppie past
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Ernie Casillas lived the good life as he doled out millions of dollars in loans in California. The former banker drove fancy cars and took extravagant vacations.
But with the banking industry in crisis, his job is gone — as is his lavish lifestyle. Desperate for work, he recently swallowed his pride and posted a message on Craigslist: “Unemployed I need a job.”
“It took a lot for me to put that ad on Craigslist, because I had to change what I was before,” he said, breaking down in tears. “I wasn’t this rich little yuppie anymore, driving expensive cars, having expensive suits. I’m in this just like everybody else looking for work. It humbles you. This is real.”
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