2012 will definitely be a great year!
I’ll be a father for the 3rd time!
I’m about to pass the ultimate test with my company!
I’ve been awarded the Best Financial Planner in Montreal within my company for 2011!
And I’ll be working 5 minutes away from my house!
Yup, I got the job of my dreams!
I know, it’s a funny line coming from a guy who advises to quit the rat race ASAP. But when you do something that you love, don’t have to work ridiculous hours and that brings you a very high level of security, it’s hard to spit on it!
Once I go back to work after my paternity leave (which is at the beginning of March), I’ll be starting at my new job. I had the opportunity to leave for 7 months with 75% of my base income under the paternity and maternity leave program. This was my other plan as I really wanted to see how far I can push my companies. With this promotion, I couldn’t take off for that long but I was able to negotiate 6 weeks of paternity leave prior to starting my new job.
The reason why I’m staying in the rat race
There are 2 big reasons why I’m voluntarily staying in the rat race (with a smile on top of that!):
1- I’m scared to leave the comfort of a bi-weekly pay check
2- The job offered is the most exciting and motivating job I could think of
Considering the latter, I’d say that it was a no brainer choice for me. While I’m still in the corporate world where I have to report to a manager, the job itself is made of pure magic! My mandate will be to develop my own book of clients as I’ll be starting from scratch. My main targets are millionaires, which is very interesting as it opens the door to infinite possibilities in terms of financial planning (holding companies, business transfers, estate planning, trust structures, etc.).
The job obviously comes with a healthy salary and a generous bonus grid. What I like the most is that my boss will be in different office 50km away from mine. This means that I’m definitely considered as a true professional and that nobody will follow me to see what I am doing on a daily basis. To be honest, I don’t really work well in an army structure with a “general” ;-). I’m better off left alone so I can unleash my talent and start hunting.
Better lifestyle, lower expenses and a career for life
I’ve made this move for the other 3 reasons mentioned above. The fact that I’ll be working at 5 minutes from my house grants me with a huge improvement in qualify of life. I’ll be able to keep blogging, going to the gym everyday and SLEEP full nights as well! How cool is that?
In 2011, my biggest expense was transportation costs. Believe it or not, but it had cost me $10,000 just for me (I’m not including transportation costs related to my Tribute which is driven by my wife). That $10,000 was mainly gasoline, parking, metro tickets and car maintenance. By switching jobs, I’ll be able to cut this expense to almost $0 which will help me achieve my 2012 financial goal of paying down my debts.
The third reason I picked this job is because it can be a career for life. If I like what I do, I’ll be able to do this for the next 25 years and retire at 55 J. I know very well in my industry that once your book of clients is built and you do a good job (this takes about 4-5 years), the money comes in while you sleep. It’s almost like another source of passive income ;-).
I’m very excited to start this job!
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