Today, I was fortunate to meet – to interview and be interviewed by – six leaders at an industry-leading company with a great mission.
Everyone I met was a smart, savvy, engaged professional. They all saw golden opportunity for me at the company.
This Quest has been very important to me. In it, I’ve evaluated every opportunity as a chance to further my efforts to answer the Call. The Call to be all that I can be, to take risks and make a difference in my life, and hopefully the world.
My concern going into these meetings was that I’d be a cog in a wheel at this company. Not a great way to answer the Call!
However, after 11 – yes 11 – meetings, I now see an opportunity to add value. I can’t quantify where that will happen yet. I don’t know the industry, company or customers well enough. But, I perceive an environment in which I can bring my best to the table, and make a difference.
No offers on the table yet, and I’ve got some thinking to do to compare this opportunity to the other one I have in play.
But, by going in and asking lots of good questions, I see a possible home here for me. You can’t imagine how that feels – amazing really.
An end to a wonderful, blessed day. Once again, I am a very grateful man.
Yesterday, I mentioned that I was going to decline to further pursue an opportunity because I knew it was not right for me. You’ll recall I felt the very real fear that I was giving up on this opportunity too soon, even though my intuition was telling me to let it go.
I realize now that fear came from a lack mentality towards life. And, it was. It’s something I’ve struggled with most of my life.
An hour after I wrote yesterday’s post, and mentally turned down the opportunity, a wonderful thing happened. Another door opened – only one hour later.
Next week, I’m meeting with an organization that I feel – based on what I know today – could be the right opportunity for me. What’s also interesting is that I’m also engaged in evaluating a second opportunity, for which I had two great meetings today. There are an abundance of paths and doors just waiting to open, once we announce our intention to move in one direction – or not.
It’s not always easy for me, but the more I do it, the more I’m beginning to trust these leaps of faith, these Quests to find my place in this life. Another grateful man, on a great day!
Tomorrow, I have an important meeting – a 3rd interview with a firm I approached about working together. The first two meetings were conducted over the phone, but this one will be face-to-face. I’m looking forward to it.
Every interview is a vetting process whereby both parties evaluate the other for fit and probability of success. My previous two meetings gave me a good feeling about those two criteria. Tomorrow, I’ll get to ask about what it’s like to work for and with this company, and why I should give my time to them. After all, for many of us, we sell our time – our life – to the companies for whom we work. They will have an equal opportunity to make the same judgement call about me.
I’m viewing this as a small Quest. No dragons to slay. This is really about making sure I don’t create a dragon today that I’ll have to deal with in the future.