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Lori Deschene lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she runs Follow her on Twitter @Lori_Deschene.

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On Becoming Valuable

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.” ~Einstein Like almost everyone and their mother, I lost my job this year. In all honesty, it wasn’t a big shock or blow. I’ve worked in 5 different industries for over 75 companies since I graduated from college in 2001. Change is my security. But it was different this time around. When laid me off—and both my freelance employers gave me the shaft, as well—I realized I didn’t have the same opportunities I’d had in the past. It didn’t matter how many feelers…

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