The 4-Hour Work Week

I bought this book in Hong Kong and have been meaning to read this since January 2012 but working night shift just didn’t give me enough time to read it. Right now, my head is spinning as I do not know what to do yet. The unexpected turn of events was so sudden; I did not expect this to happen to me.

If given a chance, I would rather work for myself as you are your own boss and you don’t have to deal with the BS of higher management and the politics of the corporate world. Getting this book, will give me some ideas what to do if just in case I decide to go on my own. For many years, I worked for small businesses where I was only dealing with one to three bosses. I did everything for them accounting, administration, project proposal & management, quality control, customer service, collections and some personal stuff etcetera etcetera………….It was a lot of work and challenging compared to working for a big company. I did worked at home were my lawn was my conference room whenever I see my boss once a week to sign checks. Going to work took 15 steps and pajama was my office attire. All the sales people and telemarketers worked at home like me. I would just speak to them in the phone and only see them when its pay day if they choose to get there checks. Ironic when I was working for a small company, all I wanted was a big company. But now that I experience it, I think I like the small one better. I miss the thrill of seeing a company grow from a seed to a full blown plant. From a start-up to whatever……..

Now that I have time, I will see what I can learn from this book together with my experience and come up with a plan. For a month, I will weigh my options as I don’t want to jump to another job and commit the same mistakes.  I am 40 and not getting younger, I need some stable foundation to its core.

Anyways, this firing was a blessing than a curse now that I see it. It made me seriously think for the first time what do I really want in life? While reading the book, I will blog what I have learned and maybe help somebody who feels the same way like me.

Uumm, what is Jenny going to do next?????

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