So, 3 full days into the new job, and so far so good. Even after my 3rd day of getting up early, showering, getting dressed, and driving into work, I’m still doing it with a smile on my face. For me, this is proof positive that I’ve made the right decision.
I have been learning about a whole new market segment as well as learning the ups and downs of the new products I will become intimately familiar with. Its all very exciting and manageable. And I can see how I can make money doing it. Thats what I need, money, so I can by a little piece of California real estate.
So far, here is what I’m loving about the new company:
- The People. All of the folks I’ve met so far are so nice. Must be a requirement to work here… This was the hardest part about leaving my old job… Loved my co-workers.
- The Company. They fundamentally believe that their people are the most valuable asset and they back this up with great benefits and opportunity. May seem small, but matching 401K and good health benefits make a big difference to me.
- That I Get It. That I understand what the products are about, the problems they are solving. Product is pretty easy to learn and demo – ramp up time is one month.
- Learning Something New. I’m learning a whole new market and industry. Very cool.
- Last but not least, Opportunity. There is so much opportunity at this new company – they are growing in a healthy, defined way. They are profitable. They have a healthy pipeline. It’s mine to ruin. I know I can make something happen for me…. my destiny is in my hands.
There is one bad thing about it though… the cats are very disappointed that I’m not home to take care of them. They have been very needy when I have been home. As a matter of fact, I’m typing this post up with a cat sprawled across my lap, one paw on the keyboard. They like to eat at 4pm, I’ve not been home until after 6pm every night. And I’m so tired that I’ve been eating dinner and then heading to bed… no going out for happy hours, much less drinking, but no exercise.
I will have to learn to find a balance – to make sure that I take care of myself and that the cats adjust…