Long breaks might appear like a total deviation, a waste of time or you might feel like you are left behind. But the contrary fact is that it invigorates you, and you start valuing yourself by gaining greater confidence , and may be find your hidden niche. Thats your golden pot!
By break I mean, it being a month or longer and longer, for any reason or excuse you might want to give yourself, your boss, peers or to your juniors. Wait, it is not just a simple hypothesis, it has it terms and conditions attached. Do you still have the knack for it?
Now don’t come to hunt me down if a medical expert or surgeon, after taking a long long breaks, shivers while holding those surgical forceps. Obviously, you need to have the continued knack for it.
Of course, I had to look out for the expert blogs of the kind of Jeff Bullas, Joe Pulizzi & kept reading the newsletters from the kind of Social Media T
oday, SM Examiner, Adespresso. I had to crack down new and emerging influencers
and leaders in the industry, including the likes of Garyvee, Neil Patel, etc.; the podcasts that would bring be back to my now discovered niche. Google Alerts got edited and re-edited all the time while I changed my course, but my core expert and learning areas remained reaching my inbox always. Twitter lists got expanded & came very handy. Whether the process was unlearning and re-learing or coming back with extra zeal, the journey was worth it.
And the best part was I got to experience my infant newborn, and give the attention seeker turned jealous elder daughter (am referring to sibling rivalry) the much needed support. Hell no, I was close to getting torn with headache and the poor younger kid got beaten up at various instances, but I was there, I was there to support both of them and aid to the emotional anxiety of your elder daughter. Alright, a short deviation from where we began.
But, even the male counterparts might experience a getaway, deviation from their existing careers in the lurk and lust for more or something new. Experience it! As there should be no regrets.
“Every body has a choice and more importantly, must have a purpose! “
These words have sunk into me, from the little talk I had attended of one fine coach and trainer- Brijesh Dalmia. After this I have practised and preached this magical line (that changes your perspective instantly) with many a passerby’s. And shall continue living progressively with it.
This helped me find my niche. Whats your story, do LMK in the comments below.