It’s been an incredible 3 months since I made a major life change and stepped away from SFDC99!
To say I learned a lot about myself during this time would be an understatement.
Many of you wrote me letters while I was gone. I read each one of them. You told me how SFDC99 helped you, your friends, and your teammates. I listened, with a smile. Some of you even told me stories about how this site changed your life and your career. These stories always warm my heart.
I learned that SFDC99 is probably the best thing I will ever do for this world, and I really mean it.
Ok David, rewind. So what the heck have you been up to these past few months?!
Here’s the full story:
I accepted a position within Google to lead a small engineering team. I believed that if I focused my energy in this role I’d be able to do what I love doing most – inspire people to achieve their dreams.
I still believe in that ideal, but I’ve learned that path isn’t necessarily for me. I found myself often wondering things like “How many people need to report to me before I can help as many as I can through SFDC99” while also thinking of silly new ways I could teach people through this site.
It became harder and harder to ignore these feelings in my heart. I couldn’t give my team the love they deserved because I knew this wasn’t my destiny. So, I stepped down.
What’s next for me I don’t fully know. The team has been gracious in offering me an engineering position, and that’s something I’m going to think about as I take a long break from work to relax, enjoy Summer, and try out some of these wacky new ideas I’ve been brainstorming for SFDC99.
Oh yeah, I’ll probably drink a lot of beer too. This one’s my new favorite:
Stay tuned for more updates soon!