Getting fired was the ‘best thing that ever happened to me’

Then, surprisingly, the crushing blow turned into relief and reassurance, she says — because getting fired was the push she needed to turn her side hustle into a full-time job.

It’s come a long way. In 2018, Cole was a casting director for the OWN Network’s therapy show “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” She’d been there for about two years, and thoroughly enjoyed her job, she says. Perhaps Slutty Vegan had long-term potential, Cole recalls thinking. She opened her first brick-and-mortar location in January 2019.How to never ‘make the same mistakes again’

Rather than let her shortcomings stunt her growth, she says she prefers to find ways to learn from them so she won’t “ever make the same mistakes again.” The burned-down restaurant — which led to a $17,000 wage garnishment, Cole says — taught her the importance of hiring “a proper accountant” to handle business taxes.

For anyone struggling with an emotional gut-punch, like getting fired, just “take the first step” toward getting back on your feet, says Cole. You don’t need to plan the next 10 years of your life tomorrow. You only need to plan whatever’s immediately ahead.

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