For the last four months I have been consulting a video startup company based outside of Philadelphia called FountainHeadNetworks.tv. FHN creates (many) online video episodic shows. My role was to help develop a distribution strategy that would bring their videos to the masses, grow that audience over time, help standardize the production process, and prime the company to launch 50 new shows this year alone. As of last week, my work there is done.
One of the most challenging aspects of ending a consulting job is how deeply I inject myself into the project. As I’ve previously written about here and here, I have a tough time disconnecting myself from my work. I am very passionate about the projects I focus on and find myself wondering about the number of new viewers or what is next in the production queue – even though those pieces are now only distracting me from my next project and the launch of my new company.
Does this happen to you as well? How easily do you unplug from the work activity or do you take it home with you and think about work related issues frequently?
Drop me a comment and let me know what you think!