My mentor who brought me into the business has told me twice within the last two weeks that I was making a big mistake in moving out of my position. Here are my thoughts as it pertains to these remarks:
* If I was living my life for you, then I suppose it would look like I am making a mistake. It seems like this is about you, not about me.
* If my goal was to be the best financial services professional in the city, then sure I am making a mistake.
* If I did not have a dream of waking up each morning captivated by a cause and a desire to have a career that was an overflow of who I am, then yes I am making a mistake
* Perhaps, I am making a mistake if my goals were different.
I say to my mentor, “Thank you” Thank you for your investment. Thank you for your time. Remember, that your contribution is not in vain, in fact it meant a lot to me. This is not about you. This is about me.