This post is several weeks overdue. Weeks ago, a friend of Lindsay and myself was generous enough to invite me to her podcast to talk about my experience changing careers. The whole being recorded thing was a new experience for me, and one I am curious about moving forward.
Here is a link to the podcast on the career clarity website. It is also available wherever you listen to your podcasts searching for Career Clarity. I encourage anyone who stumbles on this to listen and read my additional comments below for some brutal honesty. Thanks again for the opportunity Lisa, I look forward to following Career Clarity and cannot recommend her or her company enough.
It is funny the things you say when you are put on the spot sometimes. I don’t know that the microphone contributes much, but I am sure it plays a part. As I listened back, there were a couple of points where I was uncomfortable with how I presented my situation:
- I also presented this as something I came to myself. The idea itself is not novel, providing a content platform that returns ad revenue to its members. What made me take “the leap” was the people I had around me. I had a friend (Alex Eisenach) who was confident in his ability to deliver the technology in a short time frame if I could remove business hurdles. We both learned an immense amount. He put in tons of hours to build something fun; maybe we will get it back out there one of these years.
- I presented my year off as being one which I was primarily able to finance. While this is true, I had the support of my family in a few key ways. First, my grandmother was near the end of her life and spreading money to her children legally in increments each year. I probably benefited to the tune of 10-15k during the period of attending school and working for next to nothing for a startup, making this a more comfortable experience.