The work-life parallel rabbit hole goes deep.
I think I just discovered the next level of work-life parallel.
Check this out.
For years, I was all about the content and content marketing. And I was finally able to leverage all the pro bono, freelance content- and community-related shit I’d been doing after hours to earn a seat in one of the slickest marketing consultancies in the country.
Boom. I achieved work-life parallel.
15 months later, I’ve been working somewhere else for nine months, doing customer success—a job I didn’t even know existed a year ago. This job operates at a much higher elevation than the content production stuff.
Together, these two experiences have set me up to take GBXM in a new direction. Which is actually the direction I’ve wanted to go in for about seven years now, but only now do all the pieces fit.
And I know the pieces fit, ‘cause I watched them fall away.
My higher ed, publishing, and marketing experience set the stage for GBXM University (aka: GBXMu), but it’s the account-based marketing and customer success stuff that’s going to bring down the house.
Gearbox Magazine is on the cusp of becoming synonymous with gearheads living better lives by helping each other live better lives. The whole ecosystem has been revealing itself to me in recent months.
And the other morning, listening to a customer success podcast, it hit me:
If I bring my customer success skills to bear in this project, if I build with that end in mind…
It took me 10 years to achieve parallel. Assuming I continue executing to plan and building momentum, I could realize this level of work-life parallel within three years of that.
As if I wasn’t already ON FIRE about GBXM these days. Wow. My mind is blown.
And, KAZOOPS, Jimmy Jones! What comes 10 months after THAT?
I have never been this excited about GBXM.