Thursday, January 29, 2015

Drinking from the Firehose

Upon returning from vacation, I've thrown my job search activity into high gear.  I have solicited friends, business relationships, and head hunters.  Each has resulted in opportunities, many of them rumored or extremely preliminary, but opportunities nonetheless.  Likewise, there are a couple of legit openings, and I've thrown my hat in the ring for them as well.

In the meantime, it has been a massive juggling event - keeping all of the contacts and opportunities straight.  In many ways I'm working much harder without a job than I did when I had a job.  Keeping all the irons in the fire and managing the process is like trying to ride the whirlwind, and it is tough.

Also in the meantime, progress on opportunities that are much further down the field have quieted, and that has me equally anxious and concerned.  

Regardless, I should be happy.  There are many that find themselves in similar circumstances, and have zero options.  I have just the opposite, and I recognize that I should not complain.

Through it all, I've been thinking of a business idea, and a nagging voice has been in the back of my head telling me to "pick you."  The concept is one from Seth Godin, who preaches that instead of sitting in a pile with all of the other kids waiting to get picked, find something to do in which you can "pick you."  And of all of the irons that I have in the fire right now, that is the one that has me energized the most.  It is what I think of when I go to bed, and what's on my mind when I awake.

It is all going so fast.  Soon, I hope, we'll be finding out who picks who.

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