So I wrote this book...

So I wrote this book...
If you've ever felt a gap between what you believe and what you experienced, this book is for you. It is available via Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

Being seen for what you do professionally matters

This week, I had an anniversary at my day job...18 years.

I've often quipped that "I've been working there temporarily for eighteen years." That's because in the beginning, I had only planned to stay until my writing career took off. In fact, I was diligent about making sure that I set up great processes so that someone could step into my position effortlessly when I left. 

What I didn't plan on was the amount of ownership I would feel or how much I would enjoy the people I worked with. Nor did I know just how much opportunity would be generated to do things that I loved nor how challenged I'd be by the continual exposure to new ideas. 

I do more writing now than I ever did then, and I've gotten better at it because its been tested in the real world. I have many friends who are artists whose day jobs frustrate them. I found that mine could build my craft.

As it turns out, artists and day jobs don't have to be adversarial. 

LinkedIn sent out its "Cathy is celebrating a work anniversary" post to my network, and this afternoon I found the most beautiful words written by my co-workers. It's easy to spark when you are surrounded by a bunch of other creative smart people.  In fact, I can't think of anything more beneficial than having a team who makes you better than who you could possibly be on your own. 

© Random Cathy
Maira Gall