I’ve been working all evening on cleaning up folders and preparing for what may be my last day of work at PR.
I talked with an attorney today and was told that signing a non-compete is NOT the thing to do in my situation: it would keep me out of my industry for 18 months.
I went to the meeting tonight and shared my experience about going to the temple and finding the scripture in 2 Nephi 10:20 that seemed to be so directly telling me that it’s time to move on.
I thought about that today too. I feel the main way I can have faith is by acting on the answer I feel I’ve received and not just waiting around because of fear.
What I don’t want to do is act on pride, arrogance or ego. I’m not doing this to SHOW anyone anything. I’m taking this step because I feel I’m prepared, I’m ready, and there’s no looking back.
Tomorrow I’m going to go in to the office early and get some of my important documents together. I’m going to create a plan of attack which includes an exit strategy and benchmarks. I’m going to be prepared for the worst. I’m going to say, “I’d like to stay, help train, and coach out some of my students, but I’ve decided with my attorney that I’m not going to sign the non-compete and employee agreement due to the 18 month restrictions if I were to leave.”
Anyway, it’s a leap of faith I feel. I’m a bit nervous. I hope things are handled tactfully and in good taste on both sides.
Now to Step 9:
“Whosoever will come may come and partake of the waters of life freely; and whosoever will not come the same is not compelled to come; but in the last day it shall be restored unto him according to his deeds” (Alma 42:27).
With many powerful reasons to take step 9, you must never get caught up in the rationalization or lie that you have no choice. The Addiction Recovery Program is a program of persuasion, not compulsion. Write about whether you feel persuaded or compelled to take step 9. What reasons for being persuaded are listed in this verse?
I don’t feel compelled at all at this point. I may be a bit more nervous now due to the unknown, but I feel ready to make amends and do so in a timely manner.
Those that come may partake of the waters of life freely and it shall be restored unto him according to his deeds.
It goes on to say, in this scripture:
28 If he has desired to do aevil, and has not repented in his days, behold, evil shall be done unto him, according to the restoration of God.
29 And now, my son, I desire that ye should let these things atrouble you no more, and only let your sins trouble you, with that trouble which shall bring you down unto repentance.30 O my son, I desire that ye should deny the ajustice of God no more. Do not endeavor to excuse yourself in the least point because of your sins, by denying the justice of God; but do you let the justice of God, and his bmercy, and his long-suffering have full sway in your heart; and let it bring you down to the dust in chumility.31 And now, O my son, ye are called of God to apreach the word unto this people. And now, my son, go thy way, declare the word with truth and soberness, that thou mayest bbring souls unto repentance, that the great plan of mercy may have claim upon them. And may God grant unto you even according to my words. Amen.
Again the word humility!
In order for me to truly feel good about the path I’m taking, I need to make sure I’ve cleared up anything that my hold me back. I’ve been thinking a lot about the WM payouts and what I’d proposed, done, then proposed again. One of the things I may do tomorrow as well is check with Emily to see how much I was paid out, or better, check the reports for the last few months, to see if things were off and by how much.
I always want to do what’s right.
Things I’m Grateful For
- That I was able to speak with the attorney
- That I called Josh C
- That I talked with Jeff G
- That I talked with Andy M
- That I called Todd N
- That I was able to go to the meeting for a short time and share my feelings
- That I was able to be back in time for Becky to go to her book club
- That I started the UCR internship
- That I recognize that telling everyone the “dirt” about the situation is not the best approach