Parting is such sweet sorrow

This will be my last post for awhile, as well as the end of the BIZ Tools podcast. No, I am not fighting some terrible disease. No, our business isn’t going under. No, I am not burned out. Here is how I reached this decision…

Over the past several months, I have been evaluating all of the things I do. There just isn’t room for it all any longer. I am reminded of Jim Collins’ “hedgehog concept” in the book, Good to Great. Companies who try to do too much often lose. The companies that realize where they excel, and stay in that lane, are the ones that stand the test of time.

For me, being a newspaper/print guy is still my first love and ultimate calling. There is still a lot of life left in the printed word/news and I aim to put my full attention to it moving forward. There are enough “online gurus” out there, and I am not adding enough to the conversation to be relevant. However, I can best serve my team by leveraging my knowledge and experience to help them reach higher.

To those of you who have followed me, and the podcast, I am forever grateful. In fact, if you ever want any advice or feedback, feel free to reach out. I’d love to hear from you.

To my co-hosts on the podcast through the years – Jerry, Sean and Mollie: I am so appreciative of your support and participation in this endeavor. It was a great ride, and I believe we helped folks. Thank you for everything.

Moving forward, I will still offer advice and information, just through our business publication, BIZ Magazine (bizmagsb.com). My twitter account is now my personal twitter, as is my instagram and facebook.  Old episodes of the podcast will still be available for at least the next 6 months. After that, I’ll have to evaluate whether or not to keep them online. Of course, old episodes of Driving with Dave will always be available on YouTube.

This is a bittersweet time. I am a little sad to be closing this chapter, but excited to be “back in the saddle” of print. It is where I belong.

I am terrible at “goodbyes,” and this really isn’t one. It is my hope that each of you continue your journeys that were started in some small part as a result of BIZ Tools, etc. When you reach your milestones, I’d love to hear about it, and maybe write a story or two. Who knows, it may turn into a book. Either way… I hope to see you in print.

God Bless and Happy Holidays.

David

-30-