Spring is springing, job submissions are tanking, taxes are taxing and I have to move. The time is ripe for reinvention.
At 43, I’m embarking on what feels like my seventh career. I’ve been an actor, a waiter, a bartender, a web designer, a writer and a consultant, with brief stints as an editor, a stylist and a car cleaner (if you count high school jobs). The less than stellar 2013 combined with the current economic climate for the middle class has me oddly optimistic. (Weird, I know.) After offering the virtual Swiss army knife that is my odd skill set for the benefit of others for years, I need to put the same focus and energy into the website, which, up to now, has been an enthusiastic half-measure.
Among other things, I’m particularly looking forward to the future of this podcast, which will feature meaningful and relevant conversations with other men who have found success and contentment after their own reinventions. I want to learn about how they did it – what frightened them, what inspired them, what motivated them – and how it’s working now.
When you reinvent, you cannot be afraid to fail. It’s in the brochure about growth. My own trip has been a series of failures and successes, big and small. This begins another leg of the journey. So I’m traveling light and looking forward to it.
Thanks for listening.