As you may have noticed, there has been little activity coming from our side during the month of September. We were not being lazy and 3 Goat did not go anywhere, I just decided to pool all of our power (including all reserves) into what I thought was going to be a professional opportunity that would not only benefit me in my current career but also all of us here at 3GR. I believed that if I pooled these resources from 3GR now on this task, it would be a much bigger benefit in the future.
I gambled and I was wrong.
To say I was blindsided would be an understatement. I was rocked like a Tyson blow-to-dome with a hand of broken nails.
I spent the last few days (week) wallowing in my own pity and unfortunately, those who are close to me also had to deal with it. I was laser-focused on this goal and I saw it! I could feel it! Then, like a Thanos finger snap...it was gone.
I could blame many people.
I could blame many things (bureaucracy).
I have...still do, but I am working on getting over that.
However, what does blame get me?
Not a fucking thing.
I am still in the same spot I was a week ago. However, things on this side are back on the move.
One thing I cannot stress enough is the conversations I have with those close to me. The ones who know when something is wrong or off. The ones who are not afraid to sit me down and ask, "Heath, what the hell is going on?"
If you do not have these people in your life, find them. Without friends like this, I would not be where I am today.
Literally and figuratively.
While on a run yesterday it finally hit me that I could continue to wallow in self-pity and be pissed or I could stop being a hypocrite and deal with these problems head-on.
Many thoughts traveled through my mind:
Do I stay pissed and use it as motivation?
Do I be confrontational?
Do I kill with kindness?
What could I have done differently? Would it have mattered?
I hope to use a smattering of all the questions from above.
I hope to use my anger to motivate - be professional, not confrontational.
Utilize not weakness, but kindness to accomplish my professional goals and the goals of 3GR.
Because, if not, 3GR loses it's one, major, self-identifying trait:
The uniqueness that separates us from everyone else in this game.
What do we do now?
We grab the obstacles in the future by the metaphorical lapels and headbutt them right square in the face.
This organization has many obstacles in it's future, as do our candidates and our clients. We have many options to look at building this entity and many directions that we want to go.
At this moment our immediate goal of 3GR: