Last week on an emergency Friday morning conference call, two mere weeks before Christmas, my caring, loving, employee-centric company gave the greatest gift of all to our entire salesforce:
How thoughtful of them!
In reality it is very nice to have the holidays to spend with my family and reassess what we want to do at this point in our lives. California is awesome and we really love most parts of living here. Like the weather and the fish tacos. And the sunsets and palm trees. And lack of mosquitos and freaky bugs you find in other parts of the world.
However, I watched the incredible documentary on Netflix about Tony Robbins and he said something that really stuck with me.
“Everyone needs a compelling future. Everyone needs something to move towards. If you don’t have something to move towards, you settle for where things are.” – Tony Robbins
More to come on this later – we are kicking around the idea of taking a month off and going to Thailand and Bali, possibly Malaysia or the Philippines. There will always be more jobs that offer the hope of impending layoffs waiting for us when we get back. It’s America, after all! The Land of Opportunity!
In the meantime, to ward off my further exploration into the depths of Netflix during the next two weeks leading up to the holidays, I’ve decided to highlight the best of the best things to do here in San Diego from a Local’s point of view: The 12 Days of San Diego!
Side note: Some people may be pissed that they got laid off, but I’m actually really grateful for it. This couldn’t have come at a better time: I get to spend the holidays with my family, enjoy our beautiful city while it is not overrun with tourists, and do some goal-setting for the new year.