Whoa, Nelly!

January 20, 2010

Had a call from a former client the other day.

He is starting a new venture and wanted to know if I could help.

My non-compete agreement is up soon. So I could. And my knee jerk response was to say yes. My mind raced with ideas. My blood started pumping.

But when I forced myself to stop and really consider it, I knew that I didn’t want to be in the business any more. That there was a lot involved in day-to-day PR that I no longer wanted to do.

I’ve moved on.

I’ve always worked. It’s second nature. And like an old horse put out to pasture, I’d started to get get ready to run. It’s just my nature. It’s what I know.

I miss my clients and some of the work. Definitely.

But my better sense took hold. Time to set limits for myself. To rein in that automatic response. To enjoy my year of writing without other obligations.

I gave him some recommendations and wished him well.

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