Almost two months in…

By , September 10, 2009 11:42 am

Almost two months into my new job and I’m absolutely loving it – if I was meant to be in IT (which sometimes I do wonder), then this is where I belong. My main observations are:

  • My team is amazing. Really – full of uber-smart, motivated, helpful guys supported by great management, great interface to the business, and very slick, well-oiled processes.
  • This was a huge sideways move, so the learning curve has been a similar experience to last year when I started triathlons and had to learn to freestyle without drowning. I love learning new things, definitely feel like I am over the hardest part now, and am trying to contribute to the team effort with as close as I can get to the breakneck speed the other guys do.
  • When you really love something, it sucks you in – sometimes too much. Last night I was up until 3am 😕  I need to follow the advice Michael Meeks gave me when I asked him for tips on how to deal with being a full-time home-working geek:

    Sure – get up at the same time every day; and quit work roughly 9 hours later without fail.

    Then you stay sane 🙂

  • It’s a more solitary lifestyle than my previous role, so I need to make more effort to get out and socialize in the evenings. Actually this could be a good thing because I used to occasionally use “work is quite social” as an excuse for not going out if I was tired.

3 Responses to “Almost two months in…”

  1. Steve C. says:

    It’s funny!

    Yesterday I was talking to my sister about this very same topic and Lauren was telling me that we all naturally feel lazy. But that you can tell your brain what you’d like to create for yourself and let your brain help you create it!

    Which to me was my real Ah Ha! Moment. It maybe common sense to some but your mindsets really determine your actions and emotions towards your goals. Really powerful stuff.

    She reccomends checking this out if your lookin for your own Ah Ha.

    Onward and Upward!

    – Steven E. Cooper

    • Adam says:

      Cool, thanks for the link Steve! My book on avoiding procrastination says similar things, and I’m sure it’s absolutely right. Now I just have to stop procrastinating long enough to finish reading it 😉

  2. You blog as much as I do now. Have you dropped off the planet? What’s been going on?

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