Using painful times for creative ventures

Some people find their calling as a result of a wake up call. It might be the death of a loved one, a health crisis, or the loss of a job… [Here are] seven people who took adversity, bad habits, betrayal, and loss and turned these sour experiences into satisfying livelihoods.

Sometimes a bad experience can lead you to see the humor in life. And if you’re smart, and have a gift and are willing to hone it, then you can find a way to sell that humor to others.

That’s what cubicle-dweller turned-cartoonist Scott Adams did. Adams’ used his mind-numbing experience in corporate America as the inspiration for his management lampooning cartoon Dilbert.

Today his internationally-syndicated cartoon is read by millions and his cubicle is a distant, and at the same time, continuously profitable memory.

From article How to Turn a Negative Experience Into a Positive Way to Make a Living Without a Job, by Valerie Young

Article publié pour la première fois le 11/04/2007

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