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Life After The MBA

I’m shortly starting the month of July, my very first month as a free man! Ok, I am ignoring the fact that I still have to write a final paper but it doesn’t matter; I got my weekend back, I got my life back. So what’s next? Where is my promotion, my bigger office and my new BMW? Huh… not quite there yet apparently!

Will I change job?

Funny enough, spending 2 years with managers and learning how to become one gave me all the reasons in the world to not become one! Ok… I am exaggerating a bit. However, looking at the number of hours worked by manager around me makes me wonder why do accept such responsibilities if it’s to be paid per hour as a burger flipper? Is it for power? Is it because they just love their company? Or maybe they would love to own their own business and this is the closest they found with a (virtual) “guaranteed income”. So will I change job after my MBA to become a manager? Hell no!

However, I have built a hell of a network and I can easily get myself better employment conditions as a financial planner ;-). I have made great friends and I also learned how to “play” their game. If you know how a manager thinks before he hires you, you can get much more (Fred, please ignore this line ;-0 ).

What is my next big project?

NONE! Huh… then again, a little bit of exaggeration from my evil me. I actually have 3 huge projects in mind:

– Taking care of my wife and my family (which is by far the most important thing I will do!)

– Keep losing weight and getting in shape (this is definitely happening already so I should succeed by the end of the summer by weighting 170-180lbs and get rid of all my fat!).

– Bring my business to another level. I really would like to wonder if I keep working or if I can simply live from my online income… I think that by putting more effort into it, I’ll be able to achieve this goal within the next 2 years…. This would be amazing!

If I had to do it again, would I do it anyway?

If I had the power to go back in time in August 2007, I would still come to my first class and do my MBA. This was a painful experience where I almost lost my sanity and my family. However, this brought me where I am, this helped me become who I am today and this will surely be helpful in the future. So I would still do it, knowing what was coming for me!

What is the next step once you have done your MBA?

Take a deep breath and relax!!!! I am actually considering taking more days off and going on vacation… I’ll see if I can manage something with my manager 😉

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7 Comments To "Life After The MBA"

#1 Comment By OneDay On June 29, 2009 @ 7:46 am

Enjoy TFB! You deserve it!

#2 Comment By MoneyEnergy On June 29, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

wow, congrats to you – I’ll be emailing you, I want to talk more with you about it! I imagine you need a really good vacation….just in time for Canada Day, too! whoo!

#3 Comment By Fred On June 29, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

Which line? 😉


#4 Comment By ashby corner On July 3, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

all it does is age you. It’s a nice piece of paper though. Put it in a nice frame.

#5 Comment By The Financial Blogger On July 4, 2009 @ 8:08 am

It was great to build a strong network… and the paper looks great 😀

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