What I remembered in the holidays

My close friends are becoming tired of hearing about me taking the whole of August off from work to just be – be dad, be husband, be me. But it did me the power of good and helped me remember several things that I tend to forget when back in super-money-making-machine mode.

  • The world really has changed – connectedness is all, creativity and innovation are all.
  • I am connected to a very diverse network of people, so diverse it’s hard to keep up.
  • What makes me hirable is the sum of everything that I’ve done in the past and am capable of doing in the future – and that a traditional CV doesn’t give the flavour of real me (yum).
  • I write well, espeshully if I practice.
  • If I keep stuff in my head, no-one else knows about it – its my job to share it, it’s your choice whether it’s useful to you.
  • My old website gets boring as hell after the fourth read.
  • Although I feel like I’m part of the conversation, other people don’t think so until I open my mouth.
  • There are loads of things that I see and then forget where I saw them – and a blog is a perfect personal knowledge management tool.
  • It’s OK to turn up late to the party – what’s important is to show up and be the life and soul.

    Which brings me here, inspired by the folk on the left-hand side (special thanks to Euan out of whose mouth I first heard the word “blog”) and ready to go.