World’s Most Famous Unemployed Person Lands a Great Job!

World’s Most Famous Unemployed Person Lands a Great Job!

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For those of you who might have missed the story recently in the mainstream media, I present the story here in my business blog in my own words and with my own commentary.

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Paul Nawrocki looks for work wearing a sandwich board reading

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You see, there’s been a man walking the streets of Midtown Manhattan for the past several years now. Not any man; he’s actually been clad in a "sandwich-board" advertisement, the kind reminiscent of those worn by Depression-era job-seekers.

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Paul Nawrocki (pictured at the top of the article), a toy company executive, lost his job in 2008. When efforts to find another job in the midst of the economic downturn proved fruitless, he constructed the sandwich-board and began walking the streets. He handed out his resume and pitched himself to all who might be interested in acquiring his expertise, services, potential and abilities. His plight soon garnered the attention of the media: first local, then national and finally, international.

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This week, amidst the massive media frenzy which was surrounding his plight, and as his unemployment compensation was poised to expire, Paul Nawrocki was hired by the Fantasma Toy Company whose magic division is the exclusive product supplier to the highly-respected, upscale, New York-based FAO Schwarz.  

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So how does Nawrocki sum up his unique experience?

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"It was very inspiring for me. It truly changed me spiritually as a person."

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So what do I believe we can we learn from Mr. Nawrocki’s quest?

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1) In the world of the usual, the unusual stands out. Mr. Nawrocki became the "eye-catching." He became the unordinary. And yes, people tend to notice the unordinary. It’s what in the world of business has the amazing potential to turn the unordinary into the extraordinary! It’s a principle with major implications for all.

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2) There is a huge crowd out there, don’t risk getting lost in it! Mr. Nawrocki, or so I would like to think, knew that by going the ordinary route of job-seeking, the odds were heavily stacked against him. Think of the tens of thousands of executives who are out of work at this time. Instead of blending into the crowd, he stood out from it in an almost inconceivable way!

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3) When it comes to "selling" yourself, don’t be shy! Would you have had the guts to do what Paul Nawrocki did? I sure wouldn’t. But when looking for a job, or as a person who is already employed, seeking the next client is no time to be shy! It is the time to put your talents, goals, ambitions and abilities on full display for all to see!

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4) Carpe Diem! "Seize the Day!" Find out where initiative can be taken and take it! The business world is a crowded place. Sitting back and waiting for the next client or project is an approach which seldom bears fruit.

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5) Persistence, Persistence, Persistence! By all accounts, Mr. Nawrocki made this his full-time job, traveling on the subway each and every day to achieve his goal. Landing that next job, client or project might not happen overnight, but hard work, grit, determination and tenacity greatly increase the chances of success! 

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I thank God that I am not unemployed. To those reading this article, I hope that you too are succeeding in a steady job. But the fact is that the lessons personified by Paul Nawrocki do not apply only to those who are out of work and seeking employment.

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The principles demonstrated by this highly-unusual, gutsy, "never-say-die" man are universal principles in the world of business. They are about bringing visibility to yourself, establishing a name and image for yourself and about taking the initiative to attain the goals, aspirations and dreams necessary to ensure your economic survival.

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Hats off to Paul Nawrocki! Best of luck to you sir!

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Image credits: Paul Narocki photo: New York Daily News; Depression-era unemployed man and "Success" picture: all-free-downloads.com

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4 Responses to World’s Most Famous Unemployed Person Lands a Great Job!

  1. Avatar of yoni67 yoni67 says:

    Dear Mike,

    Firstly, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to read the article and post a comment. It is much appreciated!

    Mr. Nawrocki presented a very inspirational and compelling story to write about! My knowledge of business is not really so vast…simply what I have learned along my thus far short journey in the biz world. I appreciate your interest in going through my prior posts; I hope you like what you find.

    With gratitude,

    Yoni

  2. Avatar of yoni67 yoni67 says:

    Elaine,

    Thank you so much for responding.

    I agree with you 100% about doing things differently and standing out, but I wouldn’t have the guts to do what this guy did. I guess that’s what makes him so special.

    All the best and nice hearing from you!

    Yoni

  3. Avatar of yoni67 yoni67 says:

    Paula,

    Thank you so much for your uplifting response. Indeed the story of Mr. Nawrocki is a positive and compelling example of perseverance and fortitude. Thank you so much for your generous offer to repost the story! All the best,

    Yonatan

  4. Avatar of yoni67 yoni67 says:

    Paul,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment. It is truly an inspiring story and as you said one that can serve as inspiration to job-seekers to take the initiative. All credit should hgo to Mr. Nawrocki, it is his story…I simply put pen to paper after being blown away by what he had done.

    All the best to you sir,

    Yoni

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