The Hiatus That Became A Course Change

Goin' in New Directions...When I was a kid, my mom worked in the admissions office of a small liberal arts college. I remember overhearing a professor talking about the 3-month sabbatical that he was going to take. As an amateur nature photographer, he was looking forward to what he called a “working vacation.” Freedom has always been one of my passions and values, so that sounded like the coolest thing in the world.

I’d heard years later that he decided to stay with the photography and he left his position at the college. The hiatus he took, defined a course change in his career.

Now, 9 months into what was to be a 1-month hiatus, it’s become clear that the same thing has happened to me. Teaching Sells has not only taken the bulk of my time, but also has been so much fun, it’s become my main focus. And, as some of you may know, I’m working on a new project called Lateral Action with Brian Clark and Mark McGuinness.

Where does that leave SFTN? Well for now (which has become pretty obvious), I won’t be updating with new posts. TS and LA cover much of the same material, but will offer a bigger arena. I’ll probably overhaul and combine this into a personal site at some point in the future.

And what about the cartoons?

Part of the reason for the course change is the opportunity to be creative in a more lucrative way. In fact we have just released the first introductory video for Lateral Action. If you want to take a look (and maybe subscribe to the feed), you’ll get a taste of what’s to come.

So this isn’t really goodbye, but more of a “see you around.” And I do hope to see you around at Teaching Sells, Lateral Action, and at some future projects that are in the works.

Holiday Hiatus

News from the NestI’ve been planning on taking a hiatus from blogging over the holidays, but things have been so slow around here, it’s been more transitional than a sudden stop :).

Anyway, I’m taking a break from the blog for the next few weeks, and will be back after the New Year.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by, reading, and subscribing this year.

I wish you a joyful and abundant holiday season.

Are You Turning into a Home-Based Hermit?

Something to PonderThis is the first guest post from Jon Morrow.

Working at home is certainly convenient, but it can be dangerous to your social life.

With no job to drag you out of the house, you might find that you no longer have a reason to leave. Sure, you might hop into the car and grab some groceries, but that doesn’t involve any deep interaction with people. Neither do conference calls or business lunches.

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