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Anyone rise to Partner despite major set backs earlier on their career (e.g., fired, laid off, mental illness, physical health problems)? Would like stories as a reminder that you guys are human.

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I failed to make partner in my first consulting firm, went into industry, got fired from my first job after 2 years, went through serious depression, almost lost my marriage after a brief affair, then was fired from my next job after 3 years, then returned to consulting! All areas of life are in good shape now after lots and lots and lots of hard work. #nevergiveup

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OP, we are very much human and all of us have had challenges. I jumped firms, had a kid, had a career crisis debating whether I should stay in consulting, went through a divorce and throughout all of my career fell on my face with clients and within the firm a fair number of times. It’s not about falling down, it’s about getting back up again, learning from your mistakes and moving forward. Whatever it is you’re going through, have a pity party and feel sorry for yourself, but then brush it off and move on.

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Yes, have been laid off twice, passed over for jobs and promotions more often than not.... wait a sec, this is getting depressing! But yes, if you keep fighting for it with an honest desire to improve, it will work out.

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I’m just a lowly manager trying to make senior manager let alone partner. Despite being laid off several years ago, put on a PIP, and battling with anxiety, I’m still fighting the good fight. There are many aspects of consulting that I truly enjoy (e.g., building lasting relationships with clients). That’s why I’m still in this game. Thanks for everyone who responded!

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Thank you OP for asking the question, M1, Pa1, Pr1 for your answers - was going through my own pity party with not hitting the expected mark this perf year I feel inspired and focused on the next step, I needed this!

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See Dominic Barton example. Go rejected from partnership twice

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You are talking about being a Partner? Please read about Lincoln.

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Mck1- what were the reasons for getting fired?

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I had some challenges with over-committment early in my career but realized the damage I was doing to my reputation and the firm

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SVP1, could you please elaborate on that? What do you mean by commitment?

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