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Getting fired

We all think of getting fired as the worst possible thing that can happen to us, so much so that we actively do everything we can to avoid it (well, not always). It can be a little humiliating, and feel like a breakup, but it’s not all that bad. Sometimes we need an outsider to let us know that we don’t see eye to eye, and that’s perfectly fine.

I’ve been fired before, more than once actually, but I’ve also created more jobs than I can count just by putting myself out there. If you have the right mindset, I believe you can create your own new position basically anywhere. It just involves a bit of risk taking. But at the same time, I see doing a job as taking a risk because it’s taking you away from other opportunities anyway. Someone’s just doing you the favour of letting you know it’s the right job or not.

Thankfully I haven’t been fired for a few years now, and I have no intention in doing so, but to be honest, it wouldn’t really bother me if I was. I think I could get back on my feet pretty easily with my current set up. Well, easier said than done, right?

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi


Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.

I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.

On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.

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