A close friend called up and needing my help to start his own business. He was upset about his bonus and 0 pay increment by his company despite working 12 hours daily. After working for 5 years, he finally decided to quit.
It reminds me about my own story 5 years ago, when i told everyone I wanted to leave my job. Everyone think that I am crazy. At that time, I was the best banker in my bank and leaving my 5 digit pay does not seems to make sense. To me, I don’t really care what others think of me. The one who affect me the most is my mum. She was so upset when i told her Im leaving (she was so happy that her son is a successful banker). However, I knew that by working for someone, my life (pay, bonus, annual leave, etc etc etc) depends on their decision. Moreover, I be following their routine, their rules, their lifestyle. Thats not what life should be. I want to be in full control of my life. I want to live life to the fullest even though i may fail tomorrow. I want to build something i believe in and have no regrets in life. So…. I quit!
To all my followers, don’t ever let anyone tell you how much you are worth. They are worth 4k per month, they tell you your pay is 3.5k. And don’t ever let anyone put an amount (they think you are worth) in your mind. Don’t ever be contented about your pay just because you are making a fraction more than most of your peers. And don’t ever let anyone control your life.
Your life. You decide. You control.