Overall, I’m cleaning-out my LinkedIn groups to only those that I find useful, either by the great information they give or because I feel some kind of purpose in belonging to them. As part of my Fall “back to business” initiative, I’m in a “declutter my world” mode and this is one of the many results.
I was looking at the LinkedIn LIMS/Laboratory Informatics group, as I looked at every LinkedIn group that I belong to. When I had started the LinkedIn LIMS/Laboratory Informatics group a number of years ago I had turned it into, what was at the time, the largest such group for our industry in LinkedIn. Several years ago, I turned the group over to others who had an interest in managing and running it. I just thought that it was taking too much of my time away from my business development and chargeable work, and that I needed to move on. I made a plan to make sure that I “let go” and let them manage it as they saw fit, putting their own ideas forth, and was doing a fair job of it.
Since then, I’ve remained with the group and tried to be active to support it. However, in doing that, I have come to realize that I hadn’t “let go” 100%, after all. I found myself still rooting for the group, hoping it could become something that I wanted it to be, and realized I still had emotional ties to it.
Yesterday, as part of my effort to force myself to focus on actual work that relates to my business AND to totally “let go” and let the group do its thing without me, I left the group.
I Know You Didn’t Notice
I’m not telling you this because you’ll notice that I’m gone. I don’t pretend that I was doing much for the group that you’d notice my absence. However, having started the group, most people who know me will assume that I’m still in there.