What Was Your Biggest Career Setback; How Did You Recover?
'In the long run, everyone gets what they deserve'
I had two friends who were partner track at UMM PE-Fund and anfirm just before COVID who essentially got pushed out/forced to leave due to circumstances outside of their control.
A year later, it's been interesting to see how they've re-established their careers. One has struggled, though given his/her temperament and work ethic I know they will end up just fine in 3-4 years.
We always talk about success and "breaking in...", but rarely talk about what happens when things don't go your way.
For members here 10+ years into their career, who have been around long enough to have taken their lumps, I'm curious to hear...
a) What the (rough) story behind your biggest career setback? How did you handle it?
b) Reflecting on it now, what advice would you give to younger members who may be in a similar situation? What did it make you value that you had not realized up until that point?