2010 Goals

  • I have wanted to leave SSB BART Group for a long time but never have given that it always remained a nice, safe, stable place for me
  • The prospect of continuing to grow the company, the compensation and the chance of a large liquidity event is appealing
  • I probably fit the profile of burnout in it’s standard form. Burnout Two
    • “Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place.
  • I have some pretty significantly strong stress management areas of my life (physical health, stable, deep interpersonal relationships, awesome wife) which have been blunting the effects of the burnout but the core level of disengagement with my situation is the largest indicator of burnout
  • With my current work situation and role I don’t see this changing – the situation as a whole needs to shift
  • I don’t have a problem working a reduced schedule at SSB
  • Nothing is really particularly urgent at this point – I have a variety of options to execute over a long period of time
  • Waiting it out is probably no longer an option – action should be pursued
  • Continuing to work full time at SSB for the short term is not appealing as I am just plain burned out on the endeavor
  • My work at SSB is split between things I like to do – creating products and building AMP and things I have to do – managing the sales team and corporate exection
  • In contrast to building applications and coding – which are flow experiences – management is a slog experience
  • Symptoms
    • Lack of desire to go to work as tomorrow will be just like today
    • Depression at the prospect of having to continue to work in the same way over the next five to ten years
    • Weariness from having worked so hard for so long without having a chance to cash in

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