I recently spoke with a creative agency I’ve longed admired and they asked me what my goals are. I paused for a moment not because I don’t have goals; quite the contrary. I paused because I realized a rather large goal I aimed to give more attention to this year has been on the back-burner.
I’m not usually someone who puts things on a back-burner.
I tend to organize my time so methodically that it eventually allows time and space for all things.
Thanks to my love of discipline this has spilled into my work life with ease. Yet, I realized in that moment after I was asked that question that- “oh no!”, I had forgotten about my goal to seek and step into more leadership opportunities.
So I spoke to that in the conversation and revisited all the feelings and desires to lead a team and to be more of an “orchestrator of tasks” from a bird’s eye view vs. the daily-task person. I’m not sure why I want this, even though current media tells us to “know our why”.
It’s an internal nudge, a long lasting prod if you will. It’s as if something has been inching me in this direction for years. I’m talking YEARS and I have so many random, synchronistic stories to tell about this. (Which I will.)
I’ve got to sit down and find a place for leadership. Yes, I tap into leadership each day as a freelancer, but as far as leading a team, well- this can mean two things.
1. I join a company as a permanent employee where I am given an opportunity to lead a team or…
2. I turn my freelancing business into an actual small design agency and hire staff, etc etc.
Not sure what I will choose first but I tend to decide quickly because I am someone who likes to get things moving and completed. But it’s always good to type these things out, to speak about them and give the idea life even if in words to start.
More to come.