During different parts of my life, waiting for a breakthrough for my next goal is the hardest part of change. I thought the hardest part of transitioning fields would be going back to school. Instead, I found the work hard but rewarding. I learned I am a much better student as an adult who knew exactly what I wanted to do. I loved learning the business concepts for work I had been doing for years without the foundational knowledge. I gained a true perspective on budget statements and management style, as well as creative approaches to problem solving, that don’t occur naturally.
So why is it that the hardest part is waiting for your chance to put those enriched skills to good use? I think it is because I’m so eager. Not just eager to find a job, but I’m eager to start a new career. I get so much joy from working hard and collaborating with people, that I find I miss the little things like the joy of adult conversations and hearing diverse opinions. While most will tell you to enjoy the time you have off between jobs, I think the joy of working hard in a satisfying role is just as rewarding.
I had an interview last week for a position I really want. So this week I wait. Wait for a call for round two, wait for a call on a new interview opportunity and wait to begin that new career. Honestly I don’t know how I’m going to stay in my skin long enough to get through the week! Send positive vibes for my sanity! If you are thinking of going back to school, do it!
Today is Higher Ed day, I did it so I know you can!
Marketing in the 21st century requires more creativity and technological savvy than ever. I have a unique opportunity today to attend a workshop sponsored by the Brave New Workshop Theater in Minneapolis. This workshop takes a unique approach to inspiring creativity through improve exercises followed by brainstorming sessions. This unconventional approach is one of many ways to open one’s mind to new ways of problem solving. What are some of your creative jump-starts? Have you looked into ways to get out of your own box? Local workshops are a great way to meet new people and share how you approach the problem solving process. I’ll let you know how it goes!
I’m still in learning mode after finishing my MBA in December, 2011. So I take the time to read all the leadership and new/social media books I can find because my WPM, words per minute, is still in overdrive. You may not have the time to go back to school or read a tone of the latest books but what if you could listen to a lecture series from a top University over your lunch break? With iTunes U you can. You know you have seen the link in your iPhone or iPad for iTunes U , Have you ever clicked on it? I’m currently watching a series of business leadership lectures from MIT, free! Sadly, these great lectures only have 52 reviews because so few people know they can literally go back to school on their phones, with no tuition. Pick a topic and learn from the best academics in the world. I may not matriculate from MIT but I can be as sharp as their grads! Isn’t getting the knowledge the real point?