In this journey, many of us have had a lot of different jobs and worn different hats. I've had more than most. Recently I made a list of all the jobs I've had. Believe or not, here it is:
I worked as a Sprout Farmer.
I have been a grave digger for a Pet Cemetery.
I did one graveyard shift at a Cement Factory squeeging the tops of Cement molds.
I was a vegetable stocker at Bread and Circus, the first natural foods supermarket in the US.
I worked for Pat Cadell, Jimmy Carter's pollster.
I have worked in record stores in Austin Tx, Boulder Colorado, and Erie, PA.
I worked as a bartender.
At one time I made my sole living as a musician.
At one time I made my sole living as a writer.
I have taught at the college level.
I worked in a plant store in Pittsburgh.
I worked at the Whitney Museum stocking postcards and telling people where the bathroom was.
I was a painter and had two one-man exhibits in the East Village of New York.
I worked at the Peabody Museum, The National Academy of Design, and The New-York Historical Society.
I was the assistant to a sleezy publisher who never paid his bills.
I have made my sole living as an entrpreneur since August 2000.
At one time I made my sole living as a computer game designer.
At one time I had an agent.
I worked as a janitor at a home for the mentally challenged.
I worked in a pet store.
I worked for a vet.
At one time I made my sole living as a 3D Animator.
I was a Salesman.
I was a CEO.
I have had the word "Evangelist" in my title at two different companies.
I produced the first 3D banner.
I produced the first Japan to Mountainview Virtual Dance between a live performer and a 3D Avatar.
I cut lawns.
I cleaned New York City apartments.
I worked construction.
I ran conferences.
I have delivered speechs and keynotes to hundreds of people.
I was a stock clerk at J.C. Penney's.
I worked for Parents Choice Magazine demonstrating Toys that Teach on TV.
I've won awards.
I was a shipping clerk at a pre-amplifier company, Apt Corp.
I was paid one summer to build a kiln.
I painted houses.
I worked as a dish washer at Chris's Kettle in Boulder, CO.
I worked as a deli counter person at Pasta and Cheese and waited on Andy Warhol, Carol Channing, Andy Rooney, and Terry Garr.
I did sound for the Brooklyn Cultural Association.
I have started 5 companies.
I've been interviewed on NPR's Marketplace.
I've been quoted in the New York Times.
In this journey, one never knows where it will lead. Be open to your own journey.