After all is said and done, more is said than done

Like they say, "In theory there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is". And as programmers say, "Talk is cheap, show me the code". It is always true that after all is said and done, more is said than done. For everything that is done there are volumes of talk/theories.

Take me for example, I'm much less than what my writings project me to be. And that's why it's easy for me to write daily. Talking (in my case, writing) is cheap. And it's much worse when you consider that for every word I write I discard about 20 other words. The talk in my head is 20 times the talk I pen down. But when you see me in person and take a closer look, I'm 50% fraud. Or how do you refer to someone whose words are more than his actions.

Just a couple of days ago I was ranting that I'm not going to get a regular job again, regardless of how things turned out. Well, two things have turned out to (almost) void that claim. Yesterday, I got a job offer purely on recommendation. I would be looking through hundreds of millions of data daily and generating business intelligence reports from them. I even proposed doing some predictive analyses on them. I was able to negotiate a 6 months consultancy job deal and requested for the flexibility to cater for my other business clients. It's a 9am to 5pm job. I tried asking for a 3 day work week, and the flexibility to work from home since I already have a home office. I tried asking for a lot of things.

Then I'm waist deep into another project, and the project head wants me to come on board as a full-time partner. It's all still fuzzy but as I have only been contributing sweat equity I don't think I will be getting more than a senior staff position. So it's more like taking another job.

Finally, I have got my own plans. The ones I have been boring you guys to death with. It's not minting me cash yet, and I fear it won't if I don't give it full attention and pour all my creativity into it. So once again I'm getting confused. 

I've got till month end to decide what route to follow. And this time, the options are less straightforward:
  1. Should I accept the almost part-time consulting job offer? It will get me very valuable business contacts and premium experience. If I hadn't started my own gig, I would have even quit my previous job for it.
  2. Should I strictly follow my initial plan of roughing it out with Excel consultancy? or
  3. Should I go for the lucrative project partnership offer? (My least desirable option).
This time I really need a lot of advice.


  1. Hahaha. One has to love your sense of humour!!! You? A fraud? No chance. You, buddy, are the real deal!

    Forget what we all already know - and just look at the gig you described here alone! Hardly gets realer than that, bro!

    Sadly, I can't offer anything more concrete than what you already know: follow your guts. In the end, it may come down to how you perceive what is - and not what anyone outside your skin can see or feel.

    PS - That title changed my viewpoint markedly the first time I heard it. Sometimes, though, it just may happen that talk comes close to deeds - as against the idea that it's to cover up absence.


  2. Thanks Imisi!

    I'll be sure to let you know what choice I finally make.

    Thanks for the valuable advice!


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