This post is dedicated to my bestie! It is my gift dedicated to her on her special day, the day she came into this world. She is as fierce as a lioness and as gentle as a flower. I know her for as long as I know myself.
She has been my role model, since I was a kid. She was always the captain and me a player (and sometimes a substitute). I take pleasure in sharing her career decisions she took to have a work life balance. Not many can always take this tough choices. Let her move be a motivation to the many who feel that there cannot be a second career.
There are definitely many sites and options for the Moms who choose to be at home, not so until a few years ago.
My friend Trupti decides to give up her lucrative job as an Accounts Manager and decides to spend her time raising her two lovely daughters. The decision yielded good results and the kids are fairly independent and on their own today.
During our chats one thread of discussion which would often come up were the various options of how she could kick start her career. My enthusiasm in guiding her in this path, led us to explore multiple options of work from home assignments. There were certain risks involved in dealing with unknown entities. Further the US slowdown added to our worries as some jobs stopped coming to India. In the meantime there were companies which has assignments which can be done as per her convenience. While she was happy doing those tasks, I would get restless, as I always believed she was made for something more bigger.
She’s a task master and a number cruncher and has balanced the accounting sheets all her life. Hence the routine tasks meant under utilising her capabilities and potential.
She was not far away in her quest for a meaningful second career.
There were many who approached her for joining the Insurance company. Though the advisors have been around for a long time now, the value propositions which the current service provider offered, gave her a strong reason to pursue this option. She was now in the business to educate the folks about covering their risks.
As an individual we are all worried about the unknown and the unforeseen. Having seen some close mishaps due to lack of awareness of the right insurance policy, she decides to take this assignment.
My rational mind did not support her initially. I always felt ‘selling’ was the most toughest job. I wanted her to take up an easier task.
As the saying goes, one cannot refuse the ‘calling’, and if it is someone as genuine as this Lioness, success cannot be far away.
Within a year of her joining the team, she has climbed up the ladder. She continues to live life on her terms and she dictates her work hours.
‘GIG economy’ is here to stay . The ones who have the fire in their belly and a genuine heart can flourish in whatever they chose as a profession.
“True Happiness lies in being content” that’s been her status for a long time.
She breaks all my myths about the rules of the game. To me it’s not a novice to look at her fiercely chasing her goals. In the younger days it was the swiftness of her pace with which she won over the opponents at Kho Kho, today it is crunching the numbers with her team. This lioness is here to stay ..