Thanks everyone for your comments.
I agree it is hard to generate an idea a day (per John’s comment) especially when you have your mind on less abstract things - like running a business or a project.
But it’s kind of like going to the gym - you have to exercise that capacity. At first all you’ll come up with is lame ideas - but after a while the creative process gets going and vooom! You’re an idea’s machine ;-)
Also agree with Jonathan - you always need to do what’s right for you and if a company or an employer isn’t worth it then they’re just not worth it. Having said that, when I think back on my career and the perceptions of various people I’ve worked with on their workplaces I think the idea of a ‘worthy employer’ is dependent on your life experience. What I’m trying to say here is before you decide your employer isn’t worth it, just make sure that they *really* aren’t worth it. There’s nothing like the benefit of hindsight to see how good something actually was. I think this approach is particularly important in the current economic environment.
Right on for the smart work day Dustin - and yeah, if you can do more work in less time then you should be remunerated for that too.
Jim you’re so right re making sure the money is coming in - afterall, that’s one of the key reasons that we’re all here. Your advice to keep an eye on clients and move on if they appear to have trouble paying is well worth considering.
OK - enough of this distraction - let’s all get back to work!