|Really, is it? This question bothered me a lot not until long ago. I am 37 and many of my friends climbed management ladder. VP this and VP that. I am still just a consultant, the guy in the field… common wisdom tells me I am a loser. Am I?||
To answer this question I started to read more books. I think I found the answer in Harvey Mackay’s Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition , he writes:
We heard from the top officers of Honda, Sony, Mitsubishi, and the head of the biggest enterprise of all, the eighty-eight-year-old president of Matsushita Electric:
Question: “Mr President, does your company have long range goals?”
Question: “How long are your long range goals?”
Answer: “Two hundred fifty years”.
Question: “What do you need to carry then out?”
This is interesting. I decided to check on this company and I found out that during last 30 years the strategy worked. Except 2000′s and today’s recession they look like growing, no?
My Long Range Goals
I was reading Jay’s post – Do You have a Full Tank & Nowhere to Go?. He talks about the endgame… At first I did not like the term. Then it got me thinking – really, what’s my end game? What do I want more in my life?
Well, fame and fortune will come naturally when I become an A-List blogger ;).
What I really want in life is more time and love.
Consulting Is Perfect For Me
Back to my VP this and VP that friends. I am truly (no sarcasm!) happy for them as this is what they wanted to achieve and they have achieved this. It is great to see how they set the goal and achieved it. Really inspiring. It inspires me to stick with my goals which is Time and Love.
As a consultant I am able to:
- …manage my time and I am not boxed into 9 to 5 thing.
- …time flexibility helps me allocate more time for what I love
By the way, consultants get paid not bad too ;):
Consultant – $141,111. - 100 Best Companies to Work For
Am I just convincing myself I am not a loser? Or I am living my dream? What’s your take?
Practice This – Get Results
- Decide what you want more in your life – focus on this, ignore the rest.
- Build your career model – common wisdom is not a secret formula for your success.