Greetings Readers! My name is Kelly Greene. I am a former autoworker from Detroit Michigan. Why former? I look too young to retire. Did I hit the Lottery? Did I find the key to financial bliss? The answer to both questions is no. The truth is I lost my job due the economy as well as thousands of others in America. The funny thing about it, I should have been prepared. Had I took one book seriously, I just might have been.
About 12 years ago, I was given a book by my girlfriend. The book was called “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson. I read it and cast it to the side as a decent read. I couldn’t take it seriously. I was working at American Axle and making good money or “Getting that Cheese” as we say in the hood. “Cheese” was plentiful then. I worked 50-60 hrs a week for an automobile company and automobiles are one of the top 5 inventions of all time. The world was not going to replace the automobile anytime soon. I was certain that I would have a job for life or at least 30 yrs. I was wrong. I didn’t factor in that where they made the parts or the automobiles themselves were subject to change. American Axle moved my Cheese to Mexico 10 yrs after I read that book! Spencer Johnson was right! We have to be ready and expect change in both our professional and private lives. Continue reading