A lot of career changes are driven by unplanned circumstances called layoffs. Why is that? Why does it take such a major career event to happen before one realizes he isn’t happy and wants to do something else? Or does the change happen because one is settling for something less since he can’t get work doing what he did before?

Following his layoff, one tech exec chose to start his own trucking company as a way to change his pace of work. Perhaps it takes a life crisis to jar us out of complacency – to really examine what’s most important – to make a commitment to do what’s best for ME.

What do you think?