Last year, I wrote about how I was breaking up with a company that I started… it was difficult and rewarding all at the same time. I knew that I wasn’t giving up on what I had built, but rather looking at all I had learned and gained and striving for a new level of appreciation.
At the heart of the matter, I could put what used to be Exhibit Change in a box marked “Life MBA, in progress” on a shelf and pull out the box at shift through old mementos and notes and remind myself of an old version of Exhibit Change. It has been over 6 months since I wrote that initial blog and I am ready to open up the box and take out what still works and put back what doesn’t.
I can still agree that I don’t need to do this all on my own. The hardest part about being a solo entrepreneur is doing it all on your own. No matter how hard I tried to bring others into the fold, I was still left making a lot of the decisions on my own and I didn’t like that weight on my shoulders.
I can also agree that it feels amazing to be able to put what I was teaching into practice. Over the last few months I have been able to do design thinking and foresight in ways that I had only imagined before.
And one last thing, I’m not done teaching yet. Last year, I was feeling burnt out from doing a lot of teaching, but not a lot of doing and felt limited in my capacity to make impact. Now that I am getting to do more, I am seeing the value of teaching again. How I have been approaching my work for nearly 10 years now is unique and it would be unfair and counter to my principles to keep those methods proprietary.
All this to say that I am ready to bring Exhibit Change back into my life and keep using this platform as a way to share a way of doing work, learning and sharing.