Last night I tried to explain to my daughter that I am a scientist. She laughed – way too hard. Her reply was “You are not a scientist, you are a business professor.”
That’s true; however I’ve always thought of myself as a scientist that teaches. In reality I am increasingly more of a teacher that practices science. Five years from now, I wouldn’t mind being neither.
If I’m doing something entirely different five years from now, it will mean one of two things. Either I got my ass fired for telling some important person something they did not want to hear (e.g. No!), or I found the courage to make my own luck and reinvent my career.
I’m very thankful to be what I am, but I’m not satisfied. I’d like my next five years of my career to be the best five ever. I hope to keep saying that until they have to wheel me out the back door take away my key.
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