Hey Marcus, nice to hear from you. Made me think about where I'm 15 months later.
What changed for me after CFAR workshop (the same one as Marcus as we happened to be room mates):
And I keep going. This is not the end, this is still more a start. I can subscribe to the higher rate of self-improvement post CFAR. Really happy I could take CFAR. Of course your mileage may vary :)