Look up from this article and say the time out loud.
Rands, it’s 10:35 am.
Now, I can tell when people are reading the site. I’m a nerd which means I’ve got all sorts of analytics on this site so I when you’re collectively reading, what you like, and where else you might stumble on the site, but for you… it’s 10:35am and the fact you’re reading at 10:35 am means you’re not really that busy.
I want to be busy. Not “I’ve got a bunch of stuff to do” busy, but “The weight of the important work I need to do is literally crushing me” busy. This state is not for everyone and while I’m extremely appreciative of the fact you’re reading this site, if you’re at work and you’re reading the site at 10:35 am then I question your busy.
There are many forms to not being busy. You might just be getting your day started with a cup of coffee, you might be on your lunch hour, or you might have seven precious minutes to take a deep breath amongst your crushing responsibilities, but here’s my question: is the lack of busy more fun than your job?
I’ve debated many different sponsorship strategies for the site and recently stumbled on one that will both support the site while helping your busy situation. Rather than promoting a product, I’m interested in getting you a new job because there is a finite chance that reading this site might be more fun than your current job.
Starting next week, I’m kicking off a weekly sponsorship program where savvy employers interested in interacting with the equally savvy Rands audience can purchase a spot on the front page of the site for one job. Not every job, just one. If you’re a prospective employer, you can find more details regarding the program here.
You’re in a hurry. Someone is coming to eat you. You are underestimating the future. Most important, you’re the business. My belief is you should pour your heart into your job. I’m very interested in making sure that you’re making the most of the time you have and my hope is the presence of frequent and high quality jobs on Rands in Repose might not just improve your busy, but your life.