Staying put

When I left my predictable suburban life in Atlanta a few years ago, I started changing locations much more frequently. I switched apartments, traveled for pleasure, and attended conferences regularly.

An interesting realization I had this weekend was that the most cringe-worthy client interactions and project failures to date all occurred when I was either traveling or in an irregular work routine.

I’ve historically rejected the idea of “settling down” in one place since my life for the last few years has been optimized for freedom rather than location or money, but perhaps it’s time I grow up and stop ruining my life with habits that undermine progress.

I guess that means I should invest in a proper coat for this coming winter in Boston.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.