In the process of starting over four years ago, one the most painful things I had to do was slowly let go of my team of four, live out the lease on my office and walk away.
My office was my kingdom. A place where I belonged and where I felt I mattered.
My office and my place of business was where mattered a whole lot. It was part of my identity and my brand.
In my travels back and forth to Israel, every time I left the country after spending one or two weeks of having the opportunity to be in Startup Nation, I was sad in my departure — not quite sure if there would be budgets to sustain my traveling back and forth the way I did for almost 20 years.
My office in San Antonio mattered.
Being in Israel mattered.
Both were places where I belonged.
Then things came to a grinding halt.
No more office. No more traveling to Israel.
I had to start over. I had to find a new place where I could matter. I needed a place to belong. [Read more...]