Recently, I have been listening alot to Gary Vaynerchuk’s videos and I like this quote.

“My feeling is that no matter how much you like your job, you should aim to leave it and grow your own brand and business or partner with someone to do so, because as long as you are working for someone else you will never be living entirely true to yourself and your passion.”

I had a phone call with a headhunter recently, he will like to recommend me to a different industry working as a business development manager. The pay package budget according to him is 10% higher than my existing package which seems very enticing. However, if I take up this job, I will be on the plane every single week to other countries, clocking insane air miles. I dislike entertainment now as it is a waste of my time. To me, the time is better spent with my family – my love ones. Furthermore, if I am always overseas for work, I will miss the formative years of my child.

“Stay within your circle of competence, do not need to worry about anything outside of it.” I just need to reverse engineer and understand who I am, what I good at and focus on them. 


I need to determine my moat – competitive advantage.  I know pursue your passion is overrated and it will be better if you are doing something you are competent at. What if we can combine something you are good at and you are passionate about? It is the best of both worlds. 


  1. Hi, JC.

    It is interesting to read your article. I googled a investment coach review and found your blog. Also found out that you re now a financial advisor. Is there any chance that you will share some knowledge with me?

    I am Jessy, a 25yo working adult in Singapore. I am Indonesian.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


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