Tuesday, December 11, 2012
day 10 - #reverb12
What was the greatest risk you took in 2012? What was the outcome?
At the risk of repeating myself - the greatest risk I took in 2012 was leaving my job in a well established company. There are moments when I wonder just why I did it? What was I thinking? What was my problem? And then there are days when I am super glad that I did. From a purely practical point of view it was not a good move. I make less money. I have less holidays. I have less privacy in terms of office space. I am no longer the well established go to person held in high esteem. I am now the student - the learner - the grasshopper. I am bottom of the totem pole.
What I do have: more freedom in my job. Less corporate stuff. It is still here but, less overt. More control of over my daily activities and results. If I work hard and I am successful then I will see the fruits of my labour. I love my new job. I do. I love being part of a team that works together. I love learning new things. I love meeting new people. I love the direct correlation between the work that I do and the pay that I receive.
The immediate outcome is that I am enjoying my day to day work life much more. We have made some adjustments and the finances will sort themselves out. On the days when I start to panic I remind myself that I am still one of the fortunate ones.