As June comes to a close it slowly dawns on me that we are halfway through the year and I cast a thought over the last six months.
I remember back to December and wishing so desperately for 2009 to end. It was a particularly menacing year for those with any responsibility for business generation and I don’t need to remind you all of the hardships that were endured in order to keep things moving forward despite the business shortage, and decreasing prospects.
The following month I started in CBRE Japan, as a Marketing & Design Consultant, assisting in production of brand-consistent sales promotion material. It was a new year, a new optimism, a new job and in a new field. I relished the opportunity to bring my experience to bear on what lay ahead, and also be open to new career directions.
A couple of things stand out as I look back, and consider the highs and lows of the year so far.