Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated my blog here at thestorry.com! 2010, so far, has been quite a substantial year of change for me and we’re only 2.5 months into it! I don’t want this to be a reflective post on all the reasons why I haven’t been keeping up with the blog, or a manifesto on how I’m going to become the world’s most dedicated blogger moving forward. I will be making some changes to this blog and creating a bit more of a theme around it in the near future though. I’ve also decided to build out a professional site to highlight the Grant Storry skill set at GrantStorry.com. I’m going to experiment with blogging and commenting on a blend of personal topics of interest, coupled with professional ones and see how that goes. I know that flies in the face of conventional wisdom about not mixing personal and professional; but I think it’s more important to be real, human, and whole. I’ve found people respond to me more authentically the more authentic I am to them. Professionalism doesn’t always have to equal “stoic non-human”, IMHO.
Quickly, the biggest change for me over the last month in 2010 has been leaving my corporate job as Senior Manager, Global Online Marketing and venturing out on my own as an entrepreneur. This path has been one I’ve been wanting to walk down since childhood and I’m very excited to begin the adventure and get to the point where I’m writing my own paycheck. I heard a great quote this morning at Yoga, “Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.” — in the 2 short weeks I’ve been doing what I love, I can safely say this is so true.
Finally, Jesse Learmonth just sent me a link talking about the C100 in Silicon Valley, an organization made up mostly of Canadians leaving down there to help Canadian technology companies get access to all the resources Silicon Valley has to offer. C100 is a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment. It’s refreshing and encouraging to see greater linkages and resources for us Canuck-tech entrepreneurs down in California! I sense I may need to make use of their services in the near future 😉