A Lot Can Change in 3 Years

I realized last night that it’s been over 3 years since I’ve left the military.

A lot has happened since then:

  • My daughter was born
  • I got a job at an insurance company
  • I left said job to pursue my MBA
  • My son was born
  • I graduated with my MBA

Now here I am.

I really have no idea what’s in store for me. Will I go into marketing? Become a writer? Get a sales role? Go back to school for a degree in data analytics?

It’s tough to say. But I do know one thing- my MBA isn’t the silver bullet I’d thought it would be.

When I started, I figured it would help me easily transition into a new career. And while it has helped me land job interviews, I’m still struggling during those interviews. The main problem is how I answer questions. I haven’t really been answering the questionĀ behindĀ the question asked.

Plus, I’m guessing I’m not coming across as confident. That’s an issue I’ve definitely had before.

So I signed up for Ramit Sethi’s Dream Job course. Just in the 1st week I’ve picked up on a lot of great nuggets, and I’m looking forward to what the rest has in store.

Until then, I’m going to focus my time on other important things. Networking. Freelancing. Exercising. Enjoying time with my family. Building new things.

Two things I’m taking a break from: video games and reading. I love gaming, but I spend too much time on it. And I love to read non-fiction, but READING isn’t DOING. I’ve literally spent hundreds of hours reading over the years that could’ve been better spent applying what I had already learned.

So I’ll listen to audio books in the car, and focus on just a few select ones. I’m not gonna keep getting new ones, but instead focus on really mastering just a few.

I have a great opportunity in front of me right now. This is the time for me to build and do something awesome.

…I’m just not sure what that is yet.

 

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