Did I really just do that? Just resign from a job I love at a terrible time for the company that I love? Leave a position I worked hard for, leave a department and processes I helped build, to venture into the unknown? Yes, my shaking hands, misty eyes, and thumping heart confirm that I did. The feeling of relief was instant, not because I wanted to leave but because the limbo period was excruciating. I was literally having chest pains at the thought of saying “I’m Resigning.”
I loved (love) the people and the work at ICG so SO much. The leadership of the company is like no other, with a team to match. But I couldn’t look at the giant, amazing, glowing opportunity before me and simply walk on by. I would have regretted it the rest of my life. I’d dreamed - in a far off, ‘someday’ sort of way - of eventually building my own business, forging my own path and vision,leading a team of my own... But I wasn’t ready! I’m still not sure that I’m ready. But we’ve all heard “you’re never really ready.” I felt like God had opened a door the size of a house, so by golly I better walk through it. I realize I just tarnished this post by typing by golly. I’ll try not to do that again.
I plan to post on this personal blog the ups and downs of starting my own business. I hope to write some books and do some speaking later in life about marketing and business and success. Obviously I have to find success first, soooo let’s hope I find it. If I do, you’ll hear about it here, including the ups and downs along the way.
Come back for my next post - Actually Leaving Said Dream Job