So I'm a month into the new gig and I must say I am so pleased with this decision. Even though I have had a knack for making smart choices about my career, there is always a bit of trepidation when a new journey starts...sort of like that first day of school. You lay out all your clothes the night before, shine up those shoes, get a haircut and shave, and maybe have some hesitation on the way out the door. And then you realize, "Hey I've been here before" and get on with the business at hand.
Speaking of business at hand, what a tremendous project I have become a part of! Over the past few years I have been the main driver and while I certainly had great support and assistance, ultimately I made the decisions. More recently I was basically alone at the wheel and forgot how wonderful it is to be part a team and work in a more unified environment. Not having to solve the worlds problem...at least in my little world...has freed me up to see a bigger picture that had gotten blurry over the past six months.
A big reason for this is the fact that I have been welcomed and made to feel like a valuable part of a great company. The energy and vibe has rekindled a spark that gets me up and ready for the challenges of the day. Even my wife Kathy mentioned how much my aura has changed since early January. Heck, I even enjoyed the rains we had and hope for more! One thing I do notice is it's not so much the name on the door, but the people behind that name. The people that are pulling toward the goal of making sure everyone of our customers has a great experience. After all that's what it's all about...GREAT EXPERIENCES!