2015 is quickly coming to a close and there will be many sentimental tributes to the year just past and a multitude of posts offering advice for the year ahead. When I owned my MSP I usually took this week between Christmas and New Years to regroup, realign and plot a course for the next year. The last two holiday seasons I have not had to do that. Instead I try to reflect back on all the things I have to be thankful for and take stock in my mistakes so that I might do better in the coming year.
This year my team has grown from 4 to 8 and we are growing and evolving with the rest of the company. It is a fun challenge and I truly enjoy working with the best sales engineering team in the channel. It has meant a lot of work and travel this year (I destroyed at least two pieces of luggage). It has meant a lot of work for my wife and in spite of that she still bought me new luggage for Christmas (talk about being supportive!)
Speaking of family, the kids are getting older and I am realizing I have less and less time before they are ready to move on. I could not be more proud of my children even though it may not seem that way when I am “correcting” them. And I have to give another shout out to my wife, for making a decision nearly 15 years ago to homeschool our children. It has made all the difference.
As for all of you who read this, thank you for letting me share my experiences, tips and how-to’s. I hope you find them useful. I truly enjoy doing this blog and being part of the channel community.
Whatever your annual “week-between” ritual, make the most of it. Spend it on “Important but not Urgent” areas of your life that we so often get distracted from in favor of the “Important AND Urgent”. As for me, I will be trying to teach as many of my four children, who will listen, to learn Autodesk 123D so that they can create their own works of art with new 3D printer (thanks Santa)!