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Adjusting to Corporate Life

So I have been here at MonaVie for 6 weeks now. It’s a lot bigger adjustment than I was planning for. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, it’s just more different that I was expecting.

I have had big corporate jobs before. The kind where everyone has a responsibility and they just stay within their little silo and do their job. Then they go out after work and forget what they did all day. It’s like there’s a mental force field around the building that makes you forget your job as soon as you leave.

When I worked for myself I didn’t have a silo, I wore every hat that needed to be worn. I did what I liked and made my own decisions. Then when I left the building, I couldn’t stop thinking about what we were going to do the next day. Not because I was stressed (most of the time anyway) but because it mattered more to me than it could to a 9to5er. It was fun.

See, I knew all that already when I came to work here, and I was expecting to have to make a conscious effort to adjust. But there’s a few thing I didn’t expect. Like I had forgotten that I have hobbies. I can’t wait for spring to go fishing and golfing. And I have been finding ways to get time for photography. I forgot how much I love those things.

But then there’s this entrepreneurial side to me that I just can’t seem to silence. I have about 9 irons in the fire and I just can’t seem to let any of these ones go. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to let them go. Most of them are small but there’s a couple that could be huge. And as much as I love golf and fishing, I love business more. But who’s to say you can’t have hobbies and business? If I remember correctly, I never golfed more than the first 2 years running Main10. That’s also when I got to take that fishing trip to Vancouver Island.

So I guess I am adjusting, and I’m enjoying having time to think about business away from work. And I am enjoying being able to work with big marketing budgets in my day job.