Keeping up with the Joneses

It’s so easy to look behind our shoulder over to the Joneses.

But when we do – we feel like shit.

How can they wear better LV bags? Why do they have better cars? How come their salary is higher than mine? Whoa, where did she get that dress? How much is that anyway? Shit, I need to be promoted over her.

Negative words pour forth, none of which are really productive.

I am that victim.

That woman who looks over her shoulder and peers to what the Joneses are having.

And boy, it doesn’t feel good.

In times like shit, I feel the best way to handle the pressure is to realize that the world offers more than one person can handle. Meaning, it doesn’t mean that the other person gets a piece of chocolate mean that I won’t get a piece of chocolate too.

Sure, that may mean one less for me.

But then again, who knows? Maybe there is more for both of us. 🙂

My colleague who was supposed to leave doesn’t seem to be leaving. It seems that the company has convinced her to stay by offering her a job in equity sales — a job that I myself has been craving all these years.

It feels like shit. I’m happy for her, but it’s shitty for me.

Why does she get it when I don’t? Why not me?

But that’s not productive.

What is productive is focusing on your goals and if the company doesn’t give me what I want on a reasonable timeline, then I have a choice: to leave, or not to leave.

Thank god for Plan B: B-school!

If within 3 months, the company makes no move to transfer me, then I think it’s time for tough decisions.

Goodbye old firm, and hello unemployed student.

In a way, it’s good.

I’m almost turning 30 and though I’ve succeeded in my career, I find that it’s actually not something I really want to do for the rest of my life. In the end, I wouldn’t want to be that woman who heads global calls talking about the same thing over and over, but is not really pulling the strings in the organization.

My parents trained me to be an entrepreneur and I feel that if I don’t start this business of mine soon, I’ll be too old to even risk it. And what is life without risk?

So lundagin mo beybe (jump at it, baby).

Already prayed to God for guidance so it gives me peace.

Please do the same for me – please pray that I make the right decision at the right time.

Love you all guys!

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