I am excited to announce that I no longer work for EarthLink.
Let me take a minute to thank my EarthLink team. I managed an incredible group of talented and passionate people. They have become like family to me. I am grateful to them for their loyalty, respect and friendship. I have always felt that the way to get more from your employees is to empower, respect and listen to them and this team proved out this method. This team has not missed a cost savings goal in 12 years. This is an amazing accomplishment as last years savings goal was $39 million reduction of monthly network cost. Our group achieved $41 million, $2 million over our stated goal. Thank you team for the hard work, the overtime and the ongoing battle to be fantastic. It has been my pleasure to lead you.
This change is not without some sadness and fears. I am sad to leave people I care about and a little fearful of doing new things. Mostly though I am excited to face new challenges and learn new things. Those who know me well know how much I love to learn. I am always reading about the next new challenge and listening to podcast of those who are on the cutting edge. I am the early adopter that the tech companies love.
I have been so blessed to be able to use my skills and to enjoy the work I do. I am excited to see where God puts me next.
I will be taking the next couple of weeks to evaluate and even interview with companies that could use my skills to determine if that is where I can make the most difference. This is truly a new chapter in our journey. As such my family is open to whatever changes are necessary. Our family is ready to move to another city, state or country if the opportunity is right and God leads us there.
So in this post I do have a call to action for you the reader. Please pray for me and my family.