It has been a hectic last couple of weeks; the deadline for our book got extended which has given us some time to focus on the business side of LiftPort Group. As of late, Michael Jeremy and I have been working as a team on our budget. This has been a fascinating process because I had never done it before. When you put dollar amounts behind everything it starts to become real. Not only that, but for one of the first times in my professional career, I was able to watch my decisions influence how the company operates in the future.
In addition to the budget, Michael, Jeremy, and I are also working on the noumenia process /business plan and as of this morning, assembling our Technical Advisory Council. All of these are arguably overdue; however, the textbook deadline was in our immediate future and required instant attention. I think the LiftPort trio is collectively excited and eager to do something different then the textbook.
We work pretty well as a team, and I think one of the reasons for that is that Michael honestly listens to us and values what we have to say. Michael has previously described Jeremy and I as a “sounding board” where he bounces Ideas off of us for our feedback. One of the cool parts about this is that I can tell Michael values our feedback. Jeremy and I both are still brand new at the private sector and the experience we are getting while working with LiftPort will be unmatched by a lot of the other job options that people such as Jeremy or I will receive at this age.
In the end, the experiences that LiftPort has given me thus far are irreplaceable in my life. I have a new appreciation for working in groups and I have watched us work together to accomplish great things in a short amount of time and had some fun in the process. With the book finally winding down, the new-found time has made the last few days at LiftPort an absolute blast.
Till next week,