New jobs are great. Everything gets reset and we have the opportunity to see our value separate from our former jobs and organizations. We get to reestablish what we know, apply what we did and bring fresh perspective to a new place that needs newness. We are offered the opportunity to look back at where we came from and see what actually worked. It’s cliche, but you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Going from a fading web giant in AOL to a pivoting game company in Oberon Media
, everything comes into hyper focus. What matters from one job comes painfully into focus in another. Nothing focus’s one’s efforts like lack of resources. Constraints are the mother of invention. When you set constraints and put a goal within the context of those constraints, all of a sudden, you are forced into the magical zone of creativity. The mind goes into “How the fuck do I do that mode?" There is no better feeling in the world than that.
You are forced to learn, to push, to find solutions and get there quickly. Sometimes you fail, sometimes you don’t but the engagement of the mind is invaluable.
I am so thankful to be in a new job that is crunching my brain.
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