There’s an interesting set of blog entries by Steve Pavlina in which he talks about some transitions that he’s been making in his life. In Environmental Reinforcement of Your Goals, Steve talks about how he’s conciously moving his career to speaking and writing, and has severed ties that he had to previous communities. This includes the Association of Shareware Professionals, where Steve was President a few years back. That and sidelining the business that he has built over the past few years is a powerful statement about his convictions in his new direction.
Ironically, reading Steve’s articles led me to join the ASP. This article doesn’t make me want to leave the ASP, of course. In fact, in reinforces that the ASP is a good tie for me to have. I’ve already learned some valuable things that I will apply in my new business.