But I also enjoyed listening to "outsider thoughts" of my "industry"
Recently, I was whinning to a group of friends about my work, what stressed me up and the nightmares I am having etc...
Because I am so used to the way of the workings of my "industry" that I forget my "customers" are not just tools for actualisation of my "sales targets"
It suddenly dawned on my how much my pendulum have shifted to the right (although they are many in my industry who are even more "right" LOL)
Take the baggage off the shoulders. Some of the self-cheerleading, are now a "lame excuses" in the industry but if u think of it from another persepctive, it is a valid reason. It might means an "outsider view" is closer to the basic and truth than you think.
Also, it allows me to see things at a wider angle.
I also enjoy listening to their worlds. In particularly I like "I dun sell features, I provide a service whereby the features are benefits that help you make a decision"
So I shouldn't teach facts/ skills. I should package them as a tool that help them cope with the system of assessments. LOL
Also, there are so many refreshing perspectives. For example, I for one really like to try what it is like to be self-employed, but the reverse is true too, the self-employed like to experince working for "someone". We all like to venture to unknown territory, maybe that is why humans are scavengers and hunters first, exploring new landscapes before they become agriculturalists.
Also, while we see all the aura and glory of someone, the simple wishes of that party could well be something u grasped in your palm and have little regards for.
This downtime, the most precious part beside having more time with myself and my wife. Is meeting up with friends. I still have 2 appointments lined up! I am looking forward to them! To feel I am part a particle in the sand and not the ocean. To know that beside the earth, there is the solar system and beyond that "Star Wars" LOL