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I recently traded away my beliefs for security and comfort. I had taken a three-month contract-to-hire at a local software company.
What had I hoped to gain?
What was my alternative?
So what was wrong with the local gig?
I sold my soul. Granted, I got to build software, something I love to do, but it was a lonely existence. Had I felt like I was part of a team, as opposed to a bunch of individuals who just happen to reside in nearby cubes, I might have stayed.
I’ve bought back my soul. What’s interesting is that I’m still not part of a team–as a consultant, you are an outsider when you’re traveling, and on your own when at home. But the tradeoff is worth it: I get to help others experience the joy of being part of a true, effective team.