Growing up, I always enjoyed everything about the Christmas season. The events, the music, the people and of course the presents. My parents worked hard every year to ensure we had unforgettable moments during the holidays.
Around Spring time this year, I found myself at a crossroads in my career.
A couple months earlier I decided to return to a company I had a 10 year tenure with between 2006 – 2016.
After regaining a management position and then switching teams for the exact same role, I felt like I was on ‘autopilot’ in my day-today job function.
At any given time during the week, it’s not uncommon to find me browsing through the pre-owned book section in your friendly neighbourhood Value Village or any other local thrift store.
There I usually find a few gems, at a fraction of the cover list price ($6 at most), to add to my personal business reference library.
Meet James. A highly educated individual who for the last several years has been working in the financial sector, making close to a six figure income. For the most part, James enjoys all the segments of his life: his family, his friends, the neighbourhood he gets to live in, his work and social circles, the vehicle he drives and any other advantages that come from being a finance professional.
I hate the Golden State Warriors.
Even more, I hate Kevin Durant for joining them last year after almost beating them while being a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2016 NBA playoffs. Durant seems to have taken the phrase, “If you can’t beat’em, then join’em” literally and now stands as an NBA champion.