Today Gabe is wearing a green jacket, a grey sweatshirt, khaki pants, and black shoes.
He’s also obviously in a great mood. What a whimsical stance!
Recently I have been thinking a lot about what I want to do with my life, career-wise, and trying to figure out exactly how I want to spend my time, what my priorities and goals are, and, if I ever figure out those first two, how to put things in motion to achieve those goals.
I spend a lot of time writing for my job now about this very topic, only I’m ghost-writing it for a successful tech executive who’s offering insight and advice to people in my position. Which is kind of a strange thing. I’m basically writing advice to myself.
Most of the things I write these days focus on topics like leadership, networking, goal-setting, and success, and they’re written from the stories and opinions of this person who has built a career on becoming good at them. But then, the posts are actually being *written* by someone who is trying to figure out all those things right now. Which is pretty strange.
In a way, it’s also a valuable education for me. Every time I write a post, I get a chance to hear about success from this person’s perspective and then put it into words. This person whose blog I manage has already dealt with all of the self-doubt and confusion and has already taken action to achieve their goals. I hope that because I am writing advice for people just like me that my writing is more valuable to people like me, since I’m trying to answer the questions that I actually have (rather than already being highly successful and trying to remember what it was like to not know how to network, for example).
Meanwhile Gabe is cooking fried rice and singing along with the radio, so it might be time to leave the computer and pursue the goal of eating lunch.