It's been one of those just absolutely crazy weeks - meeting after meeting, commitment after commitment, ... Friday came along and at about 4PM, I was just done. Everything in me just shut off and I could not even fathom looking at the computer screen or my growing ginormous to-do list any more. --|| Done ||--.
Anyways, I had a very interesting tete-en-tete with the president of my recently newly acquired employer, Logic20/20, Sean, who recommended I check out this leadership training program called Pathwise. During our one on one, he stated three observations about me he's noticed over the past month I had been at his company that I'll share with you: 1) I'm smart [yay!], 2) I push against boundaries, [hmm...], and 3) that I'm eccentric, in a good way [huh?...] ... I suppose nothing said was a surprise, but it's always interesting to hear what kind of first impressions I give off, particularly at the work place. Shortly after the meeting with Sean, I met with one of the Pathwise founders and super PhD Psychologists, Todd. I quickly realized that I was definitely into this Pathwise, and so, immediately sent mail to my boss and said, "sign me up!" It's a year-long commitment, too.
This past week, I had my first meeting of the my Pathwise cohort with 7 other leaders-in-training. Compared to the other trainees, I was the one that is most likely in the earlier part of my career journey. A few of the other trainees were maybe 5 or so years ahead of me, and the rest, just plain ahead of me (CEO's of established companies, ...). From the looks of it, the cohort teams are built on a sort of bell-curve in terms of career experience and progression. Very interesting. A few things that I walked away with from the first training day are: that it is very important that we are open to listening before real listening can occur, that life is better when you live it with intention, and finally, that ultimate control is being able to let go (... or something like that...). We practiced "suspension of attention"... and that is my homework over the next month until our next cohort meeting.
Dudes (and dudettes)... it's like learning to be like Yoda! :) I'll give you more updates as we move along, but I am pretty darn excited about this opportunity. Thanks Logic20/20!