Day 135 - New Responsibilities
Today was my first day as moderator of a job seekers networking group. The Breakfast Club is different from other groups because the participants make a commitment to the actions they’ll take toward their job search at each meeting. I want to establish a safe environment - one where participants are making the commitment to themselves, not to the others in the room, and are safe to choose a lot of activity or a little - and to be accountable to themselves for the speed of their progress.
I had several people there to support the participants, which supported me as well. Cleon, someone I consider a mentor as well as friend and colleague, sent me a message later saying, “You done good.” I remember my dad saying that to me from time to time. It was particularly gratifying to read that.
I also “interviewed” a job seeker for membership in another group I participate with - the Beers Network (executive job seekers). I was honored to be asked to involve myself in the process, and look forward to more of these opportunities.
And I met with another group moderator for an introductory chat. I feel very fortunate to have all this activity in my life, and for the responsibilities that are now on my shoulders; they continue to give me purpose to my days, even if they do not bring a direct income. I feel as if this is an educational experience that will likely serve me well into the future.