Wednesday, October 19, 2011

5:15 Is The Crack Of Dawn

1,000,000 years. That's how long it will take me to get used to waking up at 5:15am. When I tell people that I wake up at that hour without fail the first response I hear falls somewhere within the spectrum of "Ouch", "Oh", "Ugh" and "That sucks!" Why, you ask, do I get up that early? Getting up that early on the front end of my day allows me to get to work early and get home early so that I can have a couple hours with my two young sons before they head off to bed at 7:00pm. It's pretty simple really.
My first thoughts this morning when the alarm went off were how trapped I felt in my workweek to be waking up so incredibly early day after day and how completely exhausted it leaves me to attack each day and accomplish everything I need to get done. It's like I am starting my day with 2 strikes against me. It feels like a relentless handicap to success and it reaffirmed that I need to make a change and break this cycle.

So the change I decided to make today was to create this forum in which I will go on the offensive. Attack by speaking out about all things career, networking and job related because starting my day behind in the count leaves me with barely enough internal resources to be successful in my current job much less gives me what I need to do what it takes to find the next one. It occurred to me at 5:18am this morning that there are others out there who may feel the same way I do about this and other parts of their career.

So welcome to my blog! If you're interested like I am in participating in a career based forum, whether it be to learn or teach or just stay current in the dialogue that is out there, then you've found the right place because there's a lot to talk about.

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