Sabbatical Out Loud: Working on Vision and Anger

This is from a very good friend, who I would kill to have as a colleague. We are both very interested in the concept of working out loud and here I believe she is also living out loud. Pay attention, folks. Trisha knows how to move forward; not just herself, but everyone around her.

Trisha Liu @mor_trisha

Our vision is actionable only if we share itIn the spirit of #WOLWeek –Working Out LoudWeek – and feeling kicked in the butt inspired by the above quote fromSimon Sinek, here are two things I’m working on.

1. My next job

The biggest project for my sabbatical is: figure out what work I want to do. I want a really clear vision that I can work towards and use as a touchstone. What will I truly enjoy doing? What can I feel connected to? What is important? What’s a good use of my time? Where and how can I use my gifts? How can I provide value? After bumping around with these questions for a while – reading online, reading books, talking to people, journaling, day dreaming – I’m finally seeing some themes that feel right to me. They include:

  • Relationship, connection, caring about people. My gift is to help people feel seen, valued, liked, and…

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About Rick Ladd

Since my retirement from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in 2010, I have spent quite a bit of energy on developing work as a social media marketer for small business, a business manager for an AI software development firm, and as an editor/proofreader for a number of business books and a couple of novels, as well as a two-year return engagement at Rocketdyne from 2015 to 2017. I have decided to stop actively pursuing business in these fields and am now positioning myself to be a writer. I have done quite a bit of writing over the years, but I’ve never really attempted to make any money at it; at least not specifically. I’m starting out with a couple of memoirs and, currently, I’m studying the craft, creating a detailed outline and timeline, and honing my skills as a storyteller. Pretty sure I’ll be writing some fiction as well. View all posts by Rick Ladd

One response to “Sabbatical Out Loud: Working on Vision and Anger

  • Trisha Liu

    Dear Rick, thanks for the reblog, and for being my friend on this journey. Life and figuring out one’s place in it can be a confusing swirl to me sometimes. Writing and posting bits of myself like this remind me that others can help me sort through and get some clarity. Working and living out loud…. it can feel scary when I’m pushing “post”, yet I’m always rewarded!

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