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Renewal of My Dream Job

Posted on: December 22, 2008

Kalo di tulisan yang judulnya ‘Someday I Will’ gue bilang gue pengen jadi…

  1. Auditor,
  2. Yang kerja di KAP Big 4,
  3. Yang lokasi gedungnya di kawasan Sudirman,

Maka kali ini lain lagi ceritanya… Gue udah punya cita-cita baru yang lebih keren. Ini nih cita-cita gue sekarang:

Gue pengen cari kerjaan yang…

  1. Gajinya memungkinkan buat gue nyicil apartemen
  2. Kerjaannya banyak ketemu bule-bule yang ganteng, keren, rambut pirang, mata biru, body tinggi dan atletis;)
  3. Memberi peluang untuk karyawannya dapet beasiswa S2 ke luar negeri (Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton, I’m coming… huehehehe…)
  4. Kerjannya banyak meeting ke sana ke mari sama client (cos meeting with client=makan enak tapi gratis, hehe)
  5. Lebih bagus lagi kalo di perusahaan itu punya program pertukaran karyawan. Nggak usah lama-lama, cukup 1-3 tahun aja…

Kenapa tiba-tiba gue berganti cita-cita? Karena rasanya cita-cita gue yang baru ini lebih relevan sama cita-cita gue waktu kecil… Ingat kan, cita-cita yang gue tulis di Someday I Will itu bahwa…

Someday I will ride my own car

Someday I will live my own my apartment

Someday I will go abroad using my own money…

Tapi masalahnya sekarang gue bingung, kerjaan apa ya yang membuat kelima hal itu menjadi mungkin?


3 Responses to "Renewal of My Dream Job"

Duh fa, lo belakangan kok aneh2 si cita2nya? lo klo mo kek gt yg kepikiran ma gue ya paling2:

1. top executive multinational company,
2. EO (tp eo juga jarang ketemu bule, kecuali eo buat event concert yah, itupun kudu jade headnya).

gaji si ud pasti menunjang, tp klo eo tu gak mungkin gretong, pasti lo ada biaya ngelobi sob. pertukaran karyawan? pilih option number 1.

Iya dong, aneh… Makin aneh makin seru kan, hoho. Cos hidup tanpa cita-cita itu ibarat sayur tanpa garam lho. Btw, esensi dari sering ketemu bule itu buat ngelancarin Bhs. Inggris gue, gitu…

Sancati, kayaknya yang kedua itu agak agak menyimpang dari hati nurani ya…
hehehehhee…setahu odel ifa suka yang chubby and merem merem gimana gitu…atau ini salah satu penyangkalan buat ngedapetin yang beda….
Bagus, bagus…akhirnya sadar juga…

Yang lainnya TOP Banget…tapi akan lebih bagus lagi kalo nyari suami yang
punya kepribadian Fa, ya mobil pribadi, rumah pribadi, deposito pribadi, dan investasi pribadi, asal jangan asisten and simpenan pribadi aja….hehehehe…

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I used to read a quote written by my former lecture saying that even a bad decision would always be much better than no decision at all. It reminded me of the decisions I put on hold and I asked myself, “What prevents me from making all those decisions?” I could instantly listed down many personal reasons that didn’t even sound good to myself. So there I made a couple of decisions; the good ones and the bad ones, and apparently it was so true: even bad decision was still better than no decision at all. First of all, it helped me to move on. I no longer waited for this and that; I made decisions and I started to make the actions. It also gave me a peace of mind knowing that I owed nothing to anyone, not even to myself. And most importantly, all those decisions made me learn, notably the bad ones. It’s not that I intentionally made a bad one, but well, how did I know my decision was bad until I gave it a try? Ever since the day I decided to stop putting my decisions on hold, my life felt a lot lighter and I have never been more proud of myself. Other people might not be happy with my decisions, but I only do what I’ve got to do and they can’t blame me for having courage to do the things they’re not willing to do. If it holds me back and nobody wants to make the call, then let me do the honor. It’s actually that simple, and again, it sets me free.
My biggest career goal is always running my own business. I have been an entrepreneur even since I was a seven years old. I was never hesitate everytime I saw an opportunity to earn some cash to buy toys and comic books. Graduating from college and starting my first corporate job has stopped me from doing my own business. I was too busy to do something else beside my main job. I tried to run a small jewelry business but then I got bored. I came to learn that if I want to start a business, I have to do something bigger. But of course, a bigger scale own business will also require a bigger effort! The comfort of corporate job made me decide to postpone starting a new business until at some point, it was no longer comforting to me. I still remember one night I went home feeling extremely upset with my boss and I just told myself, “I can’t do this forever. I can do much better than working for a jerk.” Right at that moment, I decided to start my biggest dream: starting my own business. Not so long after that, @thelenstory was born.
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