He started in newspaper work. The Kansas City Star. But things quickly turned sour, and he was fired. Fired? Why? Because, his boss said, he lacked creativity.
Well, the man fired that day was none other than Walt Disney. Mr. Creativity himself. And here’s another irony: years later, the company that Disney founded and built (on that creativity of his) actually bought the The Kansas City Star.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Walt Disney soon learned that losing a job is not a dead end—far from it. The door that shuts in your face one day may be the very door that later swings open to new opportunity … in the high calling of our daily work.