When I was first introduced to the story of Christopher Columbus it planted a mental SEED of "outside-the-box" thinking. As a child, Christopher watched the ships return to port. He noticed that the ships appeared on the horizon from tip of mast, to mast, then to full view of the boat. This observation gave him the IDEA that the world might not be flat, but that it might be round. Recognizing that the economy of the world was heavily influenced by spices, he tried to maximize the efficiency of the spice trade by reducing the length of the route to India, the source of many lucrative spices. He came up with the idea that going West instead of East that it might be a shortcut. At the time he was thought of as crazy for going the "wrong" way. But by going in a direction that was DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS, based on something he knew in his heart, he discovered America. (One theory of Americas discovery anyway) The metaphor for this online "dating" is the same even if its just a good story. What are you WILLING to do that's outside the box? What RISK will you TAKE to go a different direction? One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting DIFFERENT RESULTS. How has your experience been? Is there anything that you are doing that has been getting the same results over and over again? Will you be like Christopher Columbus and follow what you KNOW in your knower?
3/2014 Update "Chan Su Jing" When reeling silk from the cocoon of a silkworm one must not pull too hard or the thread breaks. If one doesn't pull hard enough the thread won't unwind from the cocoon. If there is stopping and starting the thread will break...
If this makes any sense then lets unwind the thread a bit more and see what we can weave together.
For those who prefer a more mechanical approach to profiles... I did a stint in United States Navy as a boatswains mate on board an LST. My undergraduate education was in computer science but most of my career path has been in retail management sales and sales management until now.
Currently I am working as a licensed acupuncturist and studying for a doctoral degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Random non-linear update: captains log star date you pic and I don't mean strawberries... "Computer", what is the connection between the cordyceps sinensis and ATP production? "Working" "One of the novel constituents of the mushroom, cordyceps alohaensis, is cordycepin which is one OH molecule short of being bioidentical to adenosine, the base of ATP. Eureka moment! Hypothesis: taking cordyceps with a nice IPA will increase cellular energy! Hmm plot a course to the nearest OKC brew pub enthusiast and transport us to the planet for further investigation.
1/22 update: Happy h..Wednesday to all of my fellow seekers. Wisdom for the day is: don't shop when you are hungry or... Always take an extra sack into trader Joes!!
1/21/2014 Just signed up. This will be a work in progress. I am more interested in the flow than in the position.