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I travel to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on Monday with my family for a relaxing break. It is a beautiful area of the country and sits on the Red Sea. It will be a shame to leave the cold and the rain behind. I won’t be leaving my brain behind though… I need to Come Up With A Cunning Plan.
This trip is an excellent opportunity to contemplate the future. I am sure, amidst splashing around in the pool with my 2 year old son, that I’ll be looking ahead to what will be a tough year for the IT industry and we folks who work in it.
The outcome I want from the trip is to clear my frustration.
You see, I see everyday the effect of this recession. I’ve said in my tweets , ‘Screw The Recession’ – and I stand by that, but I can’t escape from the fact that it’s having a very real impact on the industry, employment, prospects for the future, and the enjoyment of our work. So I thinking, what can I do to help ? My frustration kicks in when I look at the number of comments on this blog and see only a handful per week. Something isn’t right, but I don’t know what it is…
– are people listening?
– do they need help?
– do they want my help?
– am I fishing in the right pond?
– is my niche too narrow?
– am I fooling myself?
I don’t know! So next week is the time I will Come Up With A Cunning Plan. A Plan to turn things around so I am standing in front of the people who I can help and want my help. It’s that simple.
I am looking forward to next week then – for the sand, for the fun, and for the chance to get my Plan into shape.
And if I am lucky, there will be WiFi there too, so if your generosity extends to giving me a suggestion, then I’ll welcome it with gratitude!