Hell of a Guy

It’s Back to Work Time…


The title says it all; I am going back to work.  The company from which I recently retired has sought me out and asked to you return to work as a sales rep until a replacement can be hired, so last Monday I boarded a flight to Raleigh, North Carolina to begin a second, albeit limited, career and have taken over a sales territory.  I feel like singing “Back in the Saddle Again” (by Gene Autry). 

I will be working for a guy I hired back in 1988 and the company’s Director of Sales who worked for me from 1989 to 1992.  What goes around comes around!  I don’t mind saying it, so here it is; I am a tad anxious and a little nervous.  And, it’s all about doing a good job.

For the last two years of my working life I struggled with my relevancy.  I was afraid I was too old school.  The business had changed, the products had changed, the markets had changed and I, too, had changed.  Frankly speaking, I got lazy.

It’s has really been over eight months since I really did any kind of sustained work.  These days I do what when I want to do it (as long as The Nancy says it is okay).  You see, I wear the pants in this family (when she lets me).  All seriousness aside (old Steve Allen joke), I worry about keeping up and living up to expectations.  That is my anxiety and my dilemma. 

Wish me luck!

And that is all I have to say about that…

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Hey David,
Sarah Cabell has a saying that goes something like this: “Life begins at the end of your anxieties”.  When I find the exact quote I’ll let you know.  Meanwhile, go for it and enjoy.

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