Most of my adult life has been spent working for myself or a business I own, so after 3 years of working in the corporate jungle, I am emerging once more into my natural habitat of self-employment 🙂
I sat down with my boss, Vaughn Thurman, the CEO of JobTraQ and we had a heart-to-heart, the bombshell being dropped was I was resigning, but as far as resignations go, it was a happy event. We left his office back-slapping and hugging one another, because we had struck a tentative outline deal on JobTraQ becoming a client of my embryonic SEO business – Wellspring Search. For Vaughn’s part, he had managed to retain a resource he viewed as essential for continuing his marketing and business success.
The best deal of all is when both of you are winning….happy days!
I’ve been pretty lucky with jobs, in that for the most part they have been interesting and challenging, and the people I worked with and for have been great people, both personally and professionally. It’s been a real pleasure to work a group of tech heads at JobTraQ, who I affectionately refer to as the nerds from the Big Bang Theory. On the personal side, friendships have been struck that will be staying with me, no matter where I go or land.
Professionally, it’s quite a feat to walk into a meeting and resign, only to then come out with your old boss as your latest client. Not many people have the backbone Vaughn does, and I am very grateful for (a) the opportunity with JobTraQ, (b) the camaraderie, friendship, and professional leadership, and (c) instead of looking at my resignation as a problem, he looked at it as an opportunity, both for him and for myself.
Now, I get the best outcome that could have happened: I get to carry on working with the Big Bang Theory guys here at JobTraQ, plus I get to build my own business, as well as get back to my roots in digital marketing (and SEO and SEM in particular).
Let’s see what transpires 🙂