Thursday, January 26, 2017

What I Learned During My Entrepreneur Break

Yep, I said it.  An entrepreneur break not a work break.  I have been on an entrepreneur sabbatical.  I took almost 2 years to explore working full-time for an employer after 10+ years of creating, building, launching various ideas.  It has been a journey.

My full-time job as  Educational Class Recruiter and Program Coordinator allowed me to do what I loved which is help others and better the world.

The recruiting job satisfied some of my Holland Code Interests - such as Conventional, Social and Artistic (CSA) interests.  But my interests that make me want to get up and go to work every day were not being met.  I am truly an Investigative, Creative, Social (ICS) individual which is what propelled me to pursue 6 years of formal engineering training, work in the field of engineering for several years, lead projects and ultimately create a niche staffing firm with a good friend where we put hundreds of jobs seekers to work.

I learned that creativity drives me.  I love to problem solve and no matter what I do, that will not change.  It make me happy and even when I have a tough work situation, I enjoy the work of solving a problem to completion. I work even harder if it is problem that involves interacting and extracting information from people.

So I am back.  Committed to building a more productive Smart Moms or something new.

What have I been doing besides working:

Reading...Reading..and more Reading.  Here are some my favorite titles:

Racing Weight - Matt Fitzgerald
The 4- Hour Workweek - Timothy Ferriss
Leadership and Self-Depection Getting Out of the Box  - The Arbinger Institute
EntreLeadership - Dave Ramsey
A Woman's Guide to Spriitual Warefare Quin Sherrer & Bethanne Gardlock
How Rich People Think - Steve Siebold
The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown
Finding Ultra - Rich Roll
Communication Across Barriers - Dr. Donna Beegle

I have been absorbing different concepts related to endurance, leadership, self-deception, amazon marketplace and selling a product.  Let's see what this studying and entrepreneur break will produce.

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