This is the first moment of my week that I don’t feel that I’m winded just trying to keep up. Scary, consider it is Saturday. But, I had some really, really good excuses as to why I was in the weeds this week and not posting. Here goes.
First, my big new epic announcement: I’ve taken on a new job. This week I became a health outcomes pharmacist with Myers and Stauffer LC in Indianapolis. I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m no pharmacoeconomics expert, but I do realize why this is so important to understand as a pharmacist, and am willing to learn. Now that I’m on board with M&S, I’m excited to get busy and dig in. Trust me, it is a very steep learning curve (it reminds me of landing in a foreign country and not speaking the native tongue), but I’m on it, and although my stomach is a little queasy on the slow ride up, I’m really excited to start screaming and learning on the roller coaster on the way down!
This was the big new challenge that has entered my life.
However, remember that book I wrote on multipationals? Yeah, this is where it gets interesting: I have not left my old job behind. I’m also still at Butler University, with 100% of my previous teaching and workload of responsibilities. This is multipationalism at its finest, in that I’m now not leaving a job behind, but starting a new one, on top of my current stuff.
How will I manage all this? One. Day. At. A. Time. But, since most of my colleagues at Butler have already been managing two jobs in one, I’ll be looking to them for answers on how to best to manage it. I smell a book idea around this too…beyond the multipationals book.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress. If you have tips on how to manage this – I’m all ears.
On top of the big job shift, I also managed to ship Project 13 for altMBA and close that chapter of my life. Today, I hosted #altMBA #Indy, where I shared what I learned from Seth Godin’s inaugural program. I could not think of a better posse of people to show up for it, so it was a blast to share ideas. (Not to mention, that item on my to-do list is officially checked off.) In it, I had a glittery raven and shared the eggplant prompt from the course. If you don’t know about either, I’d encourage you to check out altmba.com and learn.
My greatest lesson in participating in altMBA I will, however, share with you, which is this: you don’t need a big fancy or prestigious course, college or guru to seek answers to problems or challenges in your life. You already have all the answers you need within you. You just have to know how and when to listen to yourself/conjure up your own answers, and then implement, and avoid the resistance.
After sharing with you why I was MIA this week, I feel better. Now, I can spend the rest of my weekend resting and getting ready for the roller coaster of next week, and soon, the beginning of the fall semester at Butler University.
If you’re on the roller coaster of life and experiencing big change right now too, embrace the excitement and unknown, and hold on tight.
It’s a wild ride, this thing called life!