Almost End of Semi-Self Employment Journey 06/08/19

3 weeks ago JCprojectfreedom 0

I don’t want to sound like Aunt Agony but this is another rant of my employee life. Before lunch, my employer told me that if there is no new deal by end of the month, he cannot keep me around for any longer.

By 6 pm, my employer told me that I need to give him an answer by next Tuesday whether I will continue my work with the company. However, the conversation with him was basically guided towards me leaving the company. If that’s the case, I know the outcome of the discussion.

I still have my last bit of commission left, I hope that he is a gentleman and will honor what’s owe to me. Once that is collected, I can move on to my next phase in life.

My wife asked me what’s next after this episode? What I could have done better? It seems to me like it had being a viscous cycle, having history repeats itself. Have I overstayed in this industry or I have not being improving and achieving a breakthrough in the industry?

Below are some career questions I have being trying to ask myself. I think it will be useful if you can write down your own answer as well.

Disclaimer: They are derived from Radical Advice.

The first question is :Who am I (What do I want)?
Answering this question helps you discover your PURPOSE or MISSION.

I am an analytical and reserved person. I tend to think and overthink. They call it paralysis with analysis. I enjoy meeting people but I don’t open up to people fast. Once I know the person as a friend, I will keep the friend for life. 

Back then Single life – I worked till 9.30 pm and it was ok. Career comes first.

After getting married, I have changed to someone who is not so career minded, I still want to provide my best for the family but I want to have sufficient time with my wife and child. If you ask me what do I want, I want to have lots of time with family and enough money to get by. I do not need to have a luxurious lifestyle. I just want a simple life.

The second question is :Where do I want to go?
Answering this question helps you describe your DESTINATION or VISION.

I want to lead a life educating people about financial literacy and empowering them to take actions to achieve financial freedom. With better financial knowledge, this will enable the society to benefit, making better financial choices. In return, they can contribute back to the society and improve the economy. 

The third question is :How do I get there?
Answering this question helps you construct your ROADMAP or STRATEGY. Once you have discovered your WHY and you have described your WHERE, your career roadmap helps you design your WHAT, decide your WHEN, and determine your HOW.Who am I? Where do I want to go? How do I get there?

WHAT – I will become a financial advisor
WHEN – I will proceed full time into this career once I collected my last commission
HOW – I will attend all the training, meet up with potential client and start my business.

Other questions which are important for you to ask.

  • One, know your personality, emotions and motivations. (What makes you happy? What angers you? What excites you? How do you react? What do you covet? What do you ignore?)
  • Two, know your values, beliefs and principles. (What will you stand up for? What will you fight for? What will you walk away from? What keeps you awake?)
  • Three, know your interests, passions and drivers. (What do you look forward to doing? During which parts of your life did you feel truly energised? What do you postpone? What bores you to tears?)
  • Four, know your strengths, talents and skills. (List your inventory – all the assets that you have and use. You will be surprised at how much you have, which you have never noticed!)
  • What do I really want out of life?
  • What do I want my life to stand for?
  • What do I believe is my purpose in life?
  • What am I uniquely capable of achieving?
  • What are the 5 things that we most enjoy doing? (These are the things without which our days would feel incomplete)
  • When our life is ending, what will we regret not doing, seeing, or achieving?
  • If we had more than enough money, what work would we do for pure satisfaction?
  • What would we most like to be remembered for when we are reminiscing about our life in our old age?
  • If we could choose any one person, living or dead, whom would we most want to emulate?
  • If we had our work life to live over, would we have chosen a different path that would have led to more success and happiness?