I Was Making Life Hard - The Finale ⇒

September 19th, 2019 by Erin with tag Career

Parts 1 & 2

The Change

This brings me to a few weeks ago, when we got home from vacation. At that time I was fairly certain I wanted to take a break from sales. I also realized I enjoyed working from home, so I didn’t want a commute.

Then I spoke to a close friend, who knows me and what I’ve been through over the last few years, and when we were talking about what’s next for me, he stopped and said, “Erin, why are you making life so hard?

Ummmmm…good question!

After that,...

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I Was Making Life Hard - Part 2 ⇒

September 19th, 2019 by Erin with tag Career

Please make sure you read Part 1 first.

The Realization

My Keboola contract ended before I left on our wonderful family vacation to France, Italy & Croatia, so I had lots of time to contemplate.

When I got back I talked to several folks I respect, and came to realize that sales just isn’t for me. While I really enjoy helping people solve their problems, there are many more components in a scaleable, successful sales process:

  • lead generation
  • prospect research
  • messaging
  • negotiation

I...

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I Was Making Life Hard - Part 1 ⇒

September 19th, 2019 by Erin with tag Career

This will be a multi-parter, part 2 & part 3

History

I got interested in computers in 1986 (I was 12); I used to sit beside my dad and watch him code (quite the wild child, eh?). Eventually I started to code on my own, first in Logo, then in Pascal. I ended up getting a Computer Science degree from the University of Victoria and began my career as a developer.

The Transition

It was at Orbital that I began my transition away from development. I realized that I really enjoyed the...

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Lucky #19 ⇒

September 3rd, 2019 by Erin with tag Anniversaries

A mere 19 years ago, I married this swell person. I still vividly remember how great our wedding was...so much fun.

Like everyone, we've had our celebrations and our challenges, but throughout it all Christine has maintained her sunny, silly disposition. Which is pretty impressive if you know me!

Highlights of the last few years (turns out I haven't done one of these in a while):

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