Create New Boats?
Last time I posted all kinds of change that had occurred in life very rapidly. Needless to say it took some time for the dust to settle on that one. Since then the following has happened:
- Started a corporate gig
- Sold a home
- Left said corporate gig (life is too short to not enjoy where and who you work with and for)
- Sold a car
- Bought a car
- Picked up another corporate gig (Nothing like working with friends and building high performance teams)
- Various life struggles that I won't get into detail about
I recall a conversation with my coach mid-2015 and us discussing my goals etc. She asked if I was prepared for the challenges that would come my way, because for all the good I wanted to do, there were sure to be challenges. With conviction I said yes. I did not expect what came after, but I'm still standing and just as determined.
Going Back to Corporate
It was not in the plans, but a friend reached out and asked if I would be interested. I had not heard great things about the destination, but I figured how bad could it be. The commute would be the shortest I had ever had in my life and it was an opportunity to work with new folks and make a difference. Needless to say, life is too short to put up with some levels of bullshit. Arguably I've not been one to tolerate much in general. I put up with much more now compared to my adolescent days and have tremendous patience compared to then as well. That said, I don't suffer people for too long. I have patience, but I have my limits and again...life is too short.
The second gig has been great. Working with a great friend, having a blast, and making a difference. Find somewhere you want to be, doing work you want to do, with people you want to work with. If you're not experiencing this, then look again. Don't confuse this with being outside of your comfort zone. Don't assume shit work with shitty people is the same as you just needing to be out of your comfort zone. At the same time, dealing with this is a challenge unto itself and I don't personally deny that value comes from this kind of perseverance. That said, I'd rather challenge myself in other ways that does not involve dealing with narcissistic assholes and backbiting cultures where there's no focus on development of people.
It's Worth It
Continuing down the entrepreneurial road and building a business is so fun and rewarding. Continuing to add value to the lives of others through coaching is incredibly gratifying. Doing that on a bigger scale through my partnership with great people is a blast! Continuing to have fun doing technology media with a great friend is also hard to believe. I was so introverted throughout most of my life, that I would have never thought I'd be doing something like that. On top of that we're profitable!