My advice to you for new years...
Since I have a bit of free time this afternoon I decided to get a few more blog posts out of the way (scroll down, this will be my third in the last hour or so). Anyways, I just got off a MSN conversation with another MVP which lives in the south (Dallas?). First off he wanted to wish me a Happy Ho Ho, and then he started in with the questions about why I have been so quiet this past year.
So what have I been up to?
My biggest adventure, if you can call it that, is my current employment situation, its a startup which is focusing on a Cancer Survivorship solution for the US Healthcare Market. [some info here]. This year we had a very successful ramp up of the core business and although it was super busy around here I cant help but feel that this is really the calm before the storm. The deals that are being inked in the last few months (which I will post on soon enough) will ultimately change the face of people surviving with cancer in the long term, and to tell you the truth it is the most fulfilling position in any organization I have ever had. Over the course of my career I have never had the opportunity to work with such high caliber people for a cause such as this. It really makes all the hard work worth it.
Another big change in my life is my health. For all of you that I have had the opportunity to meet you will notice that I'm not exactly a person of good health. I have always been careless and it shows. Well, with lots of help (and patience) from my wife, Katerina, I have begun a long and exhaustive change for the better. To date (in the last 3 to 6 months) I have managed to shave off about 30 pounds, and that is just for starters. Its quite difficult for me to actually articulate how much work has gone into acheiving this and I can barely imagine how much more work that I will need to put in for me to reach my ultimate goal (to get rid of another 50lbs!!).
My new years advice to those that have read this far is that if you are in a position in life which you do not like; your job sucks; your health is in question; or whatever your issues are simply STOP what you are doing; go no further. Face it, what you are doing right now just is not working. Plan out a new approach, get some advice from your trusted circle of friends and family and make the change. Whatever that change is it is probably better than wasting away being miserable for the rest of your life.