I hope by reading this post you'll be able to realize the importance of knowing your PERSONAL VALUE and how it can guide your personal and professional decisions.
Did you know that a Brand Manager in the Philippines earns an average salary of PHP 672,214 per year?! That's according to Payscale.
Wow, no wonder some of the people I know said I'm too stubborn and stupid to decline job offers from MNCs with fat paychecks to pursue the things I'm very passionate about like helping MSMEs.
To quote one of my very good friends who takes business very seriously "That's why they say #millennials are bullshit!" he exclaimed to me after I answered his question on my career consideration and replied that "making a genuine difference while making money is great as long as I don't violate my personal belief in doing good and that I'm not stepping into others right."
My #TAAP journey in pursuing my biggest dreams and advocacies had been very challenging especially in my finances and there was a time last year that I went literally #broke! My finances bloody negative, I spent all my savings and I even had to borrow money to settle my very high credit card bills which until now I'm paying little by little.
If I was wise enough and only consider the financial aspect, the best logical decision was for me to accept high paying jobs that were being handed to me on a silver platter...
I remember one of the tempting offers I received in 2016 was to work in a global business of a very prominent family which could have saved me from being financially broke. More than 40,000 pesos monthly salary even on a part-time engagement, who's stupid enough to decline that?! Well, apparently me!
After a few days of immersing myself to their company, I felt that I'm losing my #authenticity. Yeah, I walked away from that gold pot. Why? Because I don't see my personal value fits their value. I cannot 100% buy-in to their vision. I felt that by just taking that job because of money I am going to lose my true self in the process. It's not my true calling. It's not going to fulfill my personal value and vision. It's not me. There's a misfit. [[ I'll share more about this #Misfit on a different post and share why "company culture fitness" is very important.]]
You see, I always put my <3 in everything that I do so even though my head is already telling me that I need the money in order to financially survive yet I still followed my heart. And for me, that's something significant. #Heart.
I could have fulfilled my childhood dream to be a multi-millionaire by now and saved myself from being financially broke if I had opted to accept all the high-paying jobs that were offered to me right after I graduated in 2009 but I am pretty sure that I wouldn't have the same level of fulfilment I have right now. I may not have all the money in the world right now but I am rich in experience and network... I've amassed "wealth" that I know in God's perfect time is going to bring the ka-ching!!!
I don't regret pursuing my passion because that's how I found my purpose which I believe and declare is my key to #infiniteLOVEandABUNDANCE.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all the people who relentlessly shower me with their support and encouragement... to my very understanding family, mentors, circle of friends and colleagues, and even to total strangers whom I have befriended with along the road and have touched my life in one way or another, thank you for affirming my decision to take this path no matter how rough. I know, we can all make it...
Together, we're going to be on top!
#SoleSearchingSoul #inSSSpire #SSStalk