I recently started doing some study (EMBA @ QUT) and wow the brain explosion has begun. It’s been a good 10 years since I did any formal study and I’m really conflicted.
Its hard to explain how it feels. I really want to complete this study, in fact I’ve made a commitment that I will, there is no other option. It’s a love hate thing. I hate the ‘formal’ side of masters level study, with the specific processes you have to follow to submit assessment, the level of collaboration allowed and how that really contrasts to “real world”. But, I really love the content and my cohort. Its amazing seriously, to be in a room with a group of people all there for the same or very similar reasons as you. Its all about the content, and I’m sure for a few of my fellow students, its also the pot of potential gold the qualification will give them at the end.
I guess the most important thing is my enthusiasm for business is back, and its back in a strong way. Being in a positive, educational environment does wonders for moral and especially as a long term business person who has mainly been working and making decisions as an individual, the environment is really amazing.
I have been thinking a bit lately (yes I know, dangerous territory), but the universal concept of sowing and reaping is very real and I have experienced it in a massive way in my life.
If you are an angry person, hateful and spiteful to your friends, jealous of your co-workers and their success, etc. etc. – Ultimately all you are doing is attracting that kind of treatment to yourself.
Think about it, if your driving and you see some guy driving aggressive and angry, speeding and tail gating all these cars, you don’t second guess hurling abuse at him and tail gating him back. That is sowing and reaping – in the most basic form.
I was reading some trashy blog on news .com.au, and in a comment I saw someone say: “Own your decisions, both the good and the bad”.
What an amazing statement. With the up’s and downs of life, I have been doing a lot of internal reflections lately and have noticed a tendency in some of the people in my world to not own their bad decisions in life. I get it really, my peers and I have all grown up in a society that no longer forces us to do this. I guess I’m thankful that I was forced to live with my decisions by my parents, but where does this leave other people?
I don’t have a solution or even a suggestion on how to convey this message to the people that need it. If you have never had to take responsibility, why would you suddenly start now?
A while back I mentioned my wife and I were going overseas for a working holiday. Well the day has finally come as I write this from my hotel in NYC.
I”m tring to keep this blog more technical than personal, so from a tech level:
After a fair bit of research we have finally found a piece of land that we would like to build on when we get back from OS. We are seeing the real estate agent today to put an offer on it. At the same time we will be listing our current place with the same agent – give them some incentive to sell!