Here are three questions to ask yourself when contemplating your current, or a new, career situation:
Are you global, or are you local?
Do you like checking in with the same crowd every morning, in the same office, preferably close to home? Does your brain get excited by travel, meeting new people with different experiences and perspectives? Do the same faces and the office banter cheer you up, or get you down? Does what’s happening on the other side of the world fascinate you or bore you?
This is the global versus local question, and it’s not really my question. I chanced upon it on Derek Siver’s blog. He’s a well-travelled entrepreneur, who settled in Singapore a few years ago, and decided that he really ought to try and put down some roots and get to know the locals. Within a short time, he was frustrtrated and dissatisfied. He realised that what was going on next door just didn’t interest him as much as what was going on in the next country.
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I never was very good at keeping track of birthdays.
Aerospace Nation is a year old! In fact, it was a year old last month.
Applause, please! (Clap, clap, clap . . . . . )
Over the last year, the site has been launched, dropped (for several months, due to personal circumstances), relaunched, re-themed, and visited over 6000 times, including over 300 in one day (which made my jaw drop, because I hadn’t posted anything new for several days – Whoever was responsible for that, thank you!)
Indeed, to all of you who have visited, to all who have commented or emailed . . . . . Thank you. You have made the site a success.
I’ve sought to write material that helps 21st Century professionals forge a successful and satisfying career wherever you are, with a particular slant towards those working in aerospace.
In all of that material, I’ve had to make guesses at what your situation and problems were. Educated guesses, because I know the industry inside out. But still guesses.
So for my sake as well as yours, I’d like to turn the microphone over to you.
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