Okay, so I have never really been entrepreneurial. In fact, I’ve never really been ambitious or driven either.
Although sometimes I’ve faked it when it seemed important.
And then I’ve only ever worked at each of my previous employers for a maximum of 3 years – I abandoned what I saw as the sinking ship before anyone noticed that it was probably me who’d put the big old hole in the bottom of the boat.
Success is somehow easier to see from the outside, isn’t it? From the inside it mostly looks like not yet having been rumbled.
So now I’ve been here for three years.
And my boss wants my role to become more focused on the part I like least, i.e. bringing in new business. And less on the part I really enjoy, i.e. working with the artists to research and create the illustrations.
Not that I’m not good at it once its underway – but I’m so lacking in drive that I will spend working hours doing all sorts of things instead of initiating it.
Even though I know it is both important and urgent.
Right – the Frankfurt Book Fair is in less than a month’s time. I must arrange some meetings with potential clients and some dinners with current clients.