I’ve already stated that Something’s Gotta Change in 2013. There’s really not a way I can keep doing my daily routine and maintain my sanity. Professionally speaking, I see 4 viable options to choose from:
1. Stay at my company and get a totally different position
There are a few positions in my current organization that would cater better to my strengths and genuine interests. I believe I would be better of an asset to the organization in one of these alternative roles. There are a few issues if I go this route:
My boss wants me in my current role. In fact, he wants everyone who is doing well in their current job to STAY in their current job. Our turnover has been higher than average because of this. I’ve seen quite a number of talented individuals walk out of our doors because they felt professionally stagnant.
Our company has not had a person go from my current role, to the role I desire. It’s quite a shift in disciplines, but I think it makes sense. I would also like to use my transition as an example to other employees to show how these changes can actually be accomplished. I believe the corporation will need to rethink the way they attract and retain talent in order to compete for the top talent of tomorrow. They need to start sooner rather than later.
The job would most likely be in another city. I’m not averse to moving. In fact, I’ve spent my entire 10 yr. career moving from city to city in the Southeast U.S. Houston to Dallas, to Houston, to Tampa, to Atlanta and back to Houston. I’m always open to a new market for the right opportunity. But I’m at a stage in my life and in my relationships where I can get quite a few things done here in the city. And since everything is based on relationships, it makes sense for me to take advantage of the connects I have locally. Outside of perhaps Atlanta, it would be much more difficult to get the type of connections I have in Houston–and that’s worth something.
I find myself bucking the rules I’ve grown up on. And with each new push of the mental envelope, I find myself in new territory. A new mental space. The larger this space becomes, the more difficult it is for me to operate within the confines that I’ve grown up accustomed to. It’s suffocating.
2012 has been an interesting year to say the least. This is the year I decided to take back control of how my life unfolds. Having the control and realizing you have the control are two different things. I expect a lot of changes in 2013.
I started this site in mid-2012 to document my journey and hold myself accountable to myself and my written word. It has been a journey. The site is about honesty, self-discovery, pushing boundaries, redefining normal, and the search to fulfill your personal potential. So here are the top posts that helped define the site’s voice in 2012.
I wanted to wait until my site transferred to its new home using this 100th post as my debut article. I’ve had some delays in getting there – technical issues, timing issues, or just life issues. We’ve all been there. … Continue reading →
isomKuade.com will soon become isomKuadejournal.com Yep, I’m going self-hosted. Doing it for a number of reasons, but guess it should be sooner rather than later. I’ve done a lot to get my readership to the small but respectable figure it … Continue reading →
So it’s December, and I haven’t posted anything in while. Looks like the site getting blocked drove a nice wedge in my workflow. It was bound to happen, right? Along with all the other projects going on, it’s been difficult … Continue reading →
I go phases of music the same way I go through food cravings. I might stick with Meek Mill for a solid 2 months while picking up a bag of spicy chicharrones every time I stopped at the gas station. … Continue reading →
This is my 93rd post, article, rant, whatever. Since late June of this year (2012) I started writing and haven’t stopped yet. I have a vision for this site, and honestly hope to give it up one day. I want … Continue reading →
I’m caught between the ideas and strategies of tomorrow, the planning of events in their most efficiently possible scenarios, the labor of things needed to be done today, and the best overall execution of my plans in order to get … Continue reading →
My crib has been kind of notorious for good backyard conversations. It doesn’t take much for the fellas to get a couple of drinks, sit around the outdoor table, and talk a bunch of shit. The GOOD thing is that … Continue reading →
I’ve published 61 articles on this site Most of them have to deal with music or my life. I have other articles dealing with setting/achieving goals, and not accepting what IS simply because of what has been. My goals have … Continue reading →
[Listening to Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons] We’re all being constantly influenced by an infinite number of sources and I’ve tried to be actively aware of who/what is pulling me in what direction. And why? Why did I … Continue reading →
This post was inspired by 30thoughts.com post – Cars That Inspire. Go check her beast of a list. My brother and I always used to play this game where we had to choose one of each type of vehicle to … Continue reading →
It’s funny. It’s taken me about 31 years to really figure out the core building blocks of how opportunities are distributed. How a person comes to change their life. Why certain individuals are in power and have enormous influence over … Continue reading →
Resumes are useless. We know this. One of my long-term goals is to help replace the resume, or change its overall cultural impact. It’s going to happen – it’s just a matter of when, by whom, and with what? I … Continue reading →