I’m absolutely freaked out by the prospect of going on vacation for 3 months, don’t want the ‘earn out’ (the acquiring company has already told us we’d just be sitting on the bench), but don’t know what to do.
I am very fortunate to be in the position I’m in, so no tears for me. Interestingly, I’ve been approached by several companies to be a consultant on a variety of specific projects and rather than sleeping until noon, I like the way that sounds; at least temporarily.
What I’d like to know from people who have been in this position is, what did you do? My concerns center on boredom, being out of the conversation, jumping too soon to a company that isn’t the right fit and, losing my network of contacts who have to work every day while I’m kind of dangling at loose ends; plus coffees and lunches can only go so far.
I’ve considered going on a long trip for a month, focusing all of my attention on training for a century ride this coming fall, going into a totally different type of business (I’ve always wanted to be a chef), etc…
I feel like I’m literally stuck in quick sand and am not sure how to make a decision on what to do next.