Invest in Yourself
Easier said then done. Fear is a crippling demon that you must get a hold of. I’ve always had a strange relationship with fear because my immigrant parents never fully recognized it as an emotion.
As two people who left their native country and blazed trails of their own, my parents are truly the “all-star American dreamers” who pulled themselves up by their boot straps for a slice of the pie. For that, I’m grateful. They both have semi traditional roles in the medical field and I’m now an active participant in corporate America.
It just doesn’t feel like enough. I’m slightly frustrated at where I am. I was recently reflecting on my career and aspiration and where I want to be verse my current path don’t lead me to the same destination. So I’m taking a leap of faith.
I know I cannot count on the economy nor my employer to guarantee my success nor happiness. And there’s something slightly cliché about chasing happiness, a fleeting and evolving emotion. However, chasing fulfillment is something I’m interested in. And entrepreneurship can fill a career void that I’ve always longed for.
While I don’t yet believe I’m in the position to be a full time entrepreneur, I do want to explore the path. I’m confident that real estate will give me a taste and feel of this. There are certain things that this journey is going to expose. I will have to enhance my communication skills, and learn to make my accent sing a melodic song that weaves together the tapestry of my ancestry instead of a mechanism for people to discredit me. I will have to manage my time, instead of viciously living through others on social media. People often say that comparison is the thief of joy– what happens when you mix the envy from comparison with drive and a pinch of competiveness? Not the idea of “I want to take your spot” but I want to sit next to you at that table!
So I’m starting real estate classes. I don’t know how it will go, I can’t predict the future. I just know I serve a God that doesn’t fail and I’m willing to put the work in.