We caught up with the brilliant and insightful E.C. Pizarro III a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
E.C., looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. Can you talk to us about a risk you’ve taken – walk us through the story?
My big risk came during my time in corporate America in 2017. The company I worked for had been purchased by a larger firm and I was officially transitioned to remote work. With that came staff shifts. I was moved to a different department and within a few months, notified that I would be laid off in 90 days. Then, in November 2017, my life changed through three major losses, the death of my maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother, and my fiance decided that she wanted to “just be friends.” Everything I knew about the life I thought I was creating had shifted within 90 days. I was unemployed, single, and sitting in an empty apartment with an expired lease.