Only 11 days to go before we end the year. Time really flies so fast. It has been a little over 4.5 years since I founded Six Sigma PH, and started a Six Sigma independent consulting career full-time. It was a big risk. A path less traveled. It was never easy, choosing a high-risk work over a handsome and guaranteed monthly pay check, bountiful variable bonuses, benefits, and a gold plated title from a multinational company to boast with. Initially, I thought I'll have more free time to spend, but it was the exact opposite. I was burning the oil from midnight to noon to midnight. I thought working as an independent professional means having no boss, but it turns out, all my clients are my bosses- with different needs, wants, attitudes and expectations. Doing not just what I am expert us, but also market research, business development, client management, supplier sourcing, finance & accounting, and other functions, are the reasons why only few dare to be in this situation.
However, receiving countless "Thank you to you Rex and to your team" from many students who have been promoted, improved their careers, contributed positive business results, and saved millions for their businesses and their companies, make it worth it.
Also, having the autonomy, the challenge of complexity, and the line of sight between effort and rewards, make it all worth it.
I'll end with a quote of M. Gladwell's best selling book- Outliers.
"Those 3 things- autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and rewards- are, most people agree, the 3 qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. Not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between 8 to 5." ---Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
PS Do you experience the said 3 qualities at work: Autonomy, complexity and a direct connection between effort and rewards? If not, now is a perfect time to reflect and make the big move in 2018. Do you want to be a full-time theater actor? A singer? Start a restaurant? An entrepreneur? Study law? Be a chef or a fashion designer? It is never too late. You are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul!
Thank you very much for being part of our 2017. Happy Christmas to all. God bless your families, and we'll see you again soon.
Rex Jayson Tuozo "The Six Sigma Guy"
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