This past week I saw my son Timothy come alive. I’d just stepped into the house after the 30 hour journey from ICANN, Dublin and he told me that he’d just been found out that he’d got a job. This wasn’t just any job but one that involved him going from school to school teaching children English through theatre in Italy.
After competing for the position from applicants from all over the world he’d managed to secure the position and he was over the moon! I was so happy for him and it wasn’t long before the whole family was caught up in his enthusiasm.
As a part of his application Tim had to put together a “show reel” for the company in Italy which showcased his acting talents. I must admit that it was hilarious and that his Russian and Irish accents for the big bad wolf and three little pigs was a scream.
There’s something really special about achieving a goal. Whether it’s getting a new job, building a business or achieving something personally in your life. It’s more than a tick….it’s an inner sense of satisfaction that causes you to smile on the inside…..and then let it burst out on your face.
For the past eighteen months the ParkLogic team have been completely redeveloping our entire platform from the ground up. Several weeks ago at “The Domain Conference” we released a sneak preview of the dashboard (you can see this at http://next.parklogic.com) and just this past week we completed migrating our complete hosting infrastructure to a new environment as we gear up for Next.
The redevelopment was a big audacious goal that had a lot of risks with it as the team balanced the needs of the existing platform with the new development. The good news is that we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel….and it’s not a train coming in the opposite direction.
ParkLogic Next will be released in early 2016 and like my son I’m going to have a great big smile on my face at NamesCon. It’s not just that the platform is much better than our legacy system. It’s the fact that a goal will have been achieved and what's inside will reflect on my face.
Have a great weekend!
Michael Gilmour has been in business for over 32 years and has both a BSC in Electronics and Computer Science and an MBA. He was the former vice-chairman of the Internet Industry Association in Australia and is in demand as a speaker at Internet conferences the world over. He has also recently published his first science fiction book, Battleframe.
Michael is passionate about working with online entrepreneurs to help them navigate their new ventures around the many pitfalls that all businesses face. Due to demands on his time, Michael may be contacted by clicking here for limited consulting assignments.