Many courses and seminars, many leads to possible future business partners and so much new information that needs sorting and prioritizing. I was advised in the beginning to structure my job search and make it a project. Having lead many projects myself and knowing how easy it is to stray and get diverted I have set up goals and milestones. January 15th 2019 is my last employment date and by then I have to be ready.
The most positive thing this month has been the 3 day skills and abilities course. It has boosted my confidence, given me an incredible insight into who I am, what I can do and what I should or should not be doing. It has provided me with tools that I can have with me for my resumé, for linked in and also for any future interviews. These three days have been a confirmation that I am on the right track with starting my own company and that my business concept is the right one.
Most importantly, I have now finally found what gives me “flow”. A good friend of mine talked to me about “flow” a few years ago and I never really understood the concept. However, I have now finally identified what it is that I do that engages me so much that I lose all sense of time. What I do that captivates me. Best of all I know how I can apply these activities in my new job to ensure I am working with something that is optimal for me.
The downside this month is that I still have to go to my old company if I am not on a course or at an interview. I have been informed that I will not be released from the company during the redundancy period and the best I can possibly hope for is “garden duty” at some point after the summer. So I go to work and work with my job search and with the very few tasks I have left to do. I grit my teeth and try to remember that this is a very short period of my life and it will soon be over and I will be in a better place.