Happy Monday! It is podcast time again, and this episode focuses on the curse of competence, or how to avoid starting a business based on a skill or ability that you get great rewards for but are very burned out on.
Go here to access the podcast – this time it is under 5 minutes, so you should be able to sneak it in at work when no one is looking.
I am writing this post from Starbucks, as my cable internet connection went on the blink and I am unable to get someone to the house to fix it until Wednesday! Oh, the horror! So if you email or send comments, I may be slow on the draw the next couple of days.
Don’t forget that on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1pm Eastern time U.S, I am holding another free Escape from Cubicle Nation question and answer call. We had a lot of fun last month, and just have a freewheeling conversation about what is on your mind, escape-wise! To sign up and get the call-in details, send a blank email to email@example.com Remember to respond to the confirmation email that verifies your attendance, otherwise you will miss the call in details.
If you have a burning question, feel free to call at 480-663-3252.
I just listened to the podcast and it was a great one, as usual. It is ironic that you started with an example about a corporate lawyer starting an independent practice. I was employed at a corporate law firm until July 2005 and started my own practice in August 2006. I started my own practice because I could do it quite easily and because I believed that if I practice the way I prefer to practice, it will make a difference to my feelings about my work.
So I have been running that practice for the last year and I find that while some of the work interests me quite a bit, I just don’t feel the excitement that I used to feel Sunday night when I realised I had work the next day.
I wonder if we sometimes don’t need to move out of our career gradually by doing something similar after we leave the cubicle and something different after that.
What’s that awesome image?
I got it off of http://www.istockphoto.com and apparently it is a composite picture using a Tarot card as background. It came up when I searched on the word “curse” and I thought it was pretty cool!