Break free from your template…

by Rich DeMatteo on January 5, 2010 · 18 comments

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Today I have some incredibly exciting news for you guys on this lovely Tuesday morning.  I’m pleased to announce that I was selected to write for Untemplater.com as their Career/Productivity author.  When I was approached by Jun Loayza and Carlos Miceli about joining the all-star team at Untemplater, my first questions were surely similar to what you are asking in your head now…

What the hell is Untemplater?

Untemplater asks the question, “Are you happy and doing what you want with your life?”  The quick answer is, “yes, of course I am”, but sit back for a second and think harder.  Is this the life you want, or are you just following the template?

I’m not suggesting that everyone immediately leaves their 9-5, their 40-60 hour work weeks, or their smelly co-workers, but I do believe in continuous evaluation of happiness, and so should you.  We all have dream jobs, crazy aspirations that maybe we don’t even share with our best friends, and places we’d love to live.  Sure, we can spend our careers pleasing our bosses and climbing the corporate later rung by rung.    Then one day,  we will hopefully retire wealthy enough to spend time with family, travel to exotic places, and live a life of leisure.

Untemplater asks, “Why wait for that life?”  The life you want and deserve is yours to take, and Untemplater is your guide.

What does this mean for Corn On The Job?

Joining Untemplater will only make COTJ a better place to hang out.  The experiences and lessons learned will follow me back to COTJ, which will then become your knowledge.  This opportunity also brings added exposure to COTJ, expanding the community WE have built together.

*COTJ and its focus will remain the same, and I’ll continue writing the content you crave and expect.

Where should you start at Untemplater?

Here are a few spots to check out when you visit Untemplater:

  • Meet the Authors – Seriously, check out the awesome cast of characters (I’m towards the bottom)
  • Untemplater Business – This is the section where my sub-category, Career/Productivity will run
  • Subscribe - Even if the untemplater life isn’t for you, come support me!  I won’t let you down

lastly…

Check out The Untemplater Manifesto

ManifestoooThe Untemplater Manifesto is an inspiring must read that showcases the untemplate path that six Gen Y leaders chose for themselves.  Make sure to check it out when you have 5-10 minutes!

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18 comments
Matt Cheuvront
Matt Cheuvront

Great to hear buddy - I'll be passing through from time to time as a writer as well. They've assembled a heck of a team. Congrats!

Srinivas Rao
Srinivas Rao

Congrats That's awesome man. I look forward to seeing your stuff there.

Scott Hale
Scott Hale

Congrats on the new gig, Rich - it fits you well. Have fun.

Laura Kimball
Laura Kimball

This is *huge*! Congratulations, Rich. I look forward to hanging out with you here and on Untemplater.

Lindsey
Lindsey

Awesome! Looking forward to reading your posts!

Jun Loayza
Jun Loayza

Excited to be on this journey together! To taking over the world this 2010!!!

Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore

Congratulations Rich! This sounds like a fun opportunity for you.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

As always, I'll look forward some Matt Chevy magic when you wrote for Untemplater. P.S. - Enjoy the subway ride on the 10th.....I want to hear all about it!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Mr. Rao, so glad we connected. I look forward to more brilliance from you in 2010 and seeing which bloggers you discover in the new year!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks, Scott. Should be a fun side project for me. Hoping it continues to build what has already taken place here on COTJ!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hiya Laura, thanks for stopping by and supporting me. Greatly appreciated.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks Lindsey! Let me know when your shirt arrives. Maybe tomorrow????

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Jun - you guys have done a wonderful job getting your business up and running. You should be very proud. Excited to be part of the team and helping anyway I can.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Melissa - It should be a lot of fun and create more exposure for COTJ! Thanks for being a part of the growing community.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks, Emily! I'm looking forward to the experience. Corn On The Job will remain my priority, but it will be nice to have another white board to write on!

Matt Cheuvront
Matt Cheuvront

Haha I actually haven't been able to assemble any troops to join me for the subway ride. Also, I'm checking out your interview on Skool of Life as we speak - just did an interview with him yesterday - good times.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Yeah, he was telling me you were coming on up. I actually praise you pretty hard in my interview. Can't wait to see what fun stuff comes out of your subway adventure