The Entrepreneur Daily series are blog posts that I write when I am working on my side business. My goal is to write a post every day when I am in “entrepreneur mode” and actively working on my business, talking about what I’m grateful for and what I’m working on. In a perfect world, that would be every single day, but in my reality, I work on my business in spurts. I’ve accepted this as my reality for now and hope to improve going forward. This is my entrepreneur journal, to document where I am today.
Today is a weird day for me. One real big challenge and one great honor. I’ve got a weird mix of emotions swirling around.
First is the big challenge. It’s a crossroads. One of those life changing moments we look back on and recognize as a time when our path took a turn.
I have to find a new job.
It’s not earth shattering. People are job hunting every day of the week. But this one is my job hunt.
Without going into too much detail, my small company is hurting because new contracts are not coming in. With no new contracts, we don’t have the revenue to support operations. Bottom line…it’s time for me to find a new home for my services.
In terms of the blog, personal finance, and being a real estate entrepreneur/mogul…things have stopped for now. At least I feel like things need to stop for now. Here are some random phrases that come to mind…
• All stop (nautical terms always come to mind).
• The record player needle scratching across the record.
• We’re gonna need a bigger boat (there’s that nautical stuff again, this one from Jaws).
And then for some reason my brain started thinking of quotes from the movie Tommy Boy…
• You know a lot of people go to college for seven years.
• Oh, that’s gonna leave a mark!
• I was just checking the specs on the endline for the…rotary…girder…I’m retarded.
• Fat guy in a little coat (I need a new suit for job interviews).
Rockstar Finance shares three blog posts every weekday from the personal finance community. The result is that my blog views for the morning have sky rocketed. The post is called Rethinking Frugal – When is it Too Extreme?
I’m honored by the news of my post being shared on Rockstar Finance.
So there is my weird day, a ball of emotions. I have a pit in my stomach about the job market uncertainty along with the thrill of seeing a blog post go viral, or whatever it is the kids are calling those things today.
What I’m Grateful For
Today I’m grateful for comedy…comedy of all sorts, like sitcoms, comedic movies (eg. Tommy Boy), and even sarcastic remarks on Twitter.
You see, I need comedy. Need it now to get me through the stress of a job hunt. To get me through the crazy days of not knowing what is coming next, the days of hope, and the days of despair. Comedy gives me an escape. A quick laugh to let me forget what I’m facing for a few moments.
Thanks to comedy for getting me through.
What I’m Working On
Finding a new job. That’s it.
I am a supply chain professional seeking a management position, and that’s what I will do…seek and find a management position. Bring on the challenge.
Goals For the Day
Refresh my resume. Start calling recruiters/head hunters. Connect with my professional network. Apply for jobs online.
Let the hunt begin. Wait, that sounds weird. Just wish me luck as I hit the job market.