Mulling over the what next
different pathways, but the common thread is to act!
My life is slowly coming back to normal and I had touched upon my goals a few weeks ago. And I have started looking for opportunities and engagements to keep me busy. And I am sure something will come. But, there is always a but, the challenge being that most of the work that comes by will take me back to where I used to be. But that might not be where I want to go though.
Each day I have started doing more work. This week I have started establishing a routine that looks like being at work, though I am not working yet. So a structure is appearing.
The only difference to my past is the focused musings that I write each day. Today is the 124th of it. The musings of course are all over the place, ranging from the naive to the absurd sometimes. But, what it has shown me is that I am capable of creating something if I put my mind to it.
So, the next steps would be to focus some additional attention on creating a few more things that might move me forward in the quest of what I would like to do. Items on the agenda include:
Another daily blog specifically focusing on strategic ideas translated into tactics that can be potentially used by organizations.
A YouTube channel with 2-minute musings calling out the problems that I see in my industry (with the above blog having some potential answers that can be pointed to)
A framework of questions that could be useful for systemic end-to-end coaching
A systemic set of metaphors (remember the recent “Don’t do OPM”) that collectively help with various aspects of organizational work - Product, Teams, Technology, People, Strategy, etc.
The big question is where to start. Or that I start at all. In some order, I am going to touch upon all of these experiments because they are all interrelated to each other in shifting the nature of the work that I do. I have to take the focused creative capability and apply it to some of these new contexts, while also doing some mundane work to sustain myself.
It is possible that everything that I do might end up at naught. But that should still be okay. If I am able to create a figment of what I have imagined, that potentially that should put me ahead in some way and take me away from where I am today.