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Ned was not doing well. And it wasn’t the “Someone-posted-something-political-on-Facebook” kind of not doing well. His professional life wasn’t going as planned and he felt unsettled.As he was sitting in my office, he explained that his old partner offered him a role at his previous firm, but his position would be slightly different. His old partner wanted him to start a new division in the company. He asked me for advice. He was excited about the prospect of creating a new beginning, but he wasn’t sure how to evaluate the opportunity. It struck me that his head was full of possibilities about how this new division could work, but his vision was not cohesive. He had a lot of random thoughts. (So do I. Like, I wonder if I should throw a surprise birthday for my dog because…what if dogs do know about birthdays, and his has gone unnoticed all this time?)But I digress. People say that when one door closes, another opens. I’m not sure if that is true. Sometimes doors just close. In fact, most of the time, when a door closes, that’s all that happens.But I digress again. What I do know is that when …read more

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