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I have around 20 years of experience in financial services covering virtually all aspects and wish to take advise,suggestion on next career move
Sandeep,
The single best advice I can give you is what I got from Buddha, Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Albert Einstein etc (you get the drift). And, that is this
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
That means, forget what experience you've got or not got. That is history. Where do you want to be in the next 5 years? Answer that truthfully and you'll have the answer to your question.
If you want professional success coaching, contact me and we'll take it from there.
Have Fun and Live an Abundant Life!

Dear Sandeep,
You have 20 years of experience. Would you please share what is that , you are looking forward to do ? You shared you have almost done everything in that sector. What is it that you are looking forward to do now.
I appreciate your attitude to ask, but believe, its what we want to do the most , is the direction that we always look for.
I eagerly wait for your reply. In the meantime will request experts to suggest.

Dear (Cite Contribution).,
M sorry, m posting my conversation in other's Forum, but m not able to send any msg to you.
Pls help me reg. my career.
at present m doing mba from symbiosis universtiy and running final sem.
I hv total work exp of 2.5 year, previous company was also a manufacture company and i was wrkng as a Front office Co-or, now m working in a manufacture company as a mktg. co-or (last 6 mnth), but this is not my aim, i am not able to proove myself in this profile due to 'no interest' in the same.
I want to make my career in HR as a manager, and my aim is the same.
I hv applied so many time and rcv theoffer from consultancy company for recruitment profile which I won't.
Kindly advice.
rgds/monika kaushal

Dear (Cite Contribution)
Thanks for your reply.
Presently I am working as Sr VP in leading distribution house in Equity broking business.Have 7years of Equity Broking,7 years of Debt Markets and 6 years of wealth management experince.I have been able to build business in my present and previous organisations.I want to head the company/business in near future.Also want stability as I am enetering crucial phase from age and career point of view.pl. suggest how to move from here on.
regards
sandeep

Dear Sandeep,

Congratulations on a fantastic journey thus far! Truly - you've scaled some amazing heights.

Your last post truly highlights your many strengths. But, the one I really want to focus on here is the ability to set personal goals and then do whatever it takes to make them happen! This strength is truly rare because it involves tremendous sacrifice, fierce determination of the end result, persistence, resilience to life's distractions, and a sheer determination to make it happen!

So, congratulations once again - and yes, that is a professional opinion too.

Sandeep, I feel your state of mind. You've been really focussed for many years and now have probably reached crossroads where its not as if you don't know what to do. If I dare to venture a guess, your problem is not that you don't know what to do. Your challenge is that you've got a few too many options and you want to choose the best moving forward. And, another guess would be that most of those options are fairly close together in terms of your desires, interests, benefits (personal, emotional, and monetary) and ambition.

I am going out on a limb above because that is exactly where I found myself about 16 months back, and to some extent, even today.

With this in mind my friend, I suggest to you, even more strongly than in my first post. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

You've been doing it for the last 20 years. So, its not as if you don't know how to do it. Except, (another guess) that this time around, you are tired. You've been doing it for 20 years and for once, just want some things to 'work out'! Again, I know how you feel.

In such a circumstance, I also want to say to you that maybe, just maybe - for a short while - listen to your heart. You've spent a lot of time listening to your mind. Give it a short break. Let the heart take up some of the load.

Now, this may mean that for someone used to chasing goals, it will be a period of frustration and a feeling of emptiness. Why? Because, unlike the mind, the heart likes to take things slow and easy. It likes the finer things of life as opposed to the mind - which is rarely placable and continuously on the lookout for new and seemingly difficult challenges.

I am confident that deep down you know the answer to your question. Its just that you have to go on a journey of self-discovery. Why do I say this? Because, in all probability, you've reached the point where you directed your mind to reach 20 years ago. And, now, that the mind has a lot of free time to itself, its harassing you and making you feel as if you aren't doing a lot.

Believe me Sandeep, nothing can be further from the truth. You ARE doing a lot!

You're enjoying the fruits of your last 20 years' labour! You're relishing your journey and quietly (without letting the mind in on the secret) contemplating your next steps.

My top advice to you is to enjoy your wife and kids (assuming you're married). Because, they've contributed a hell of a lot in the last many years while you were pursuing your ambitions.

Sandeep, I could go on and on. But, I really hope that my answer has made some sense. And, like earlier, I again make you the offer to work with you to help you figure out your next steps - for no fee! Why? Because we are in the same boat.

Take care Sandeep and I do look forward to hearing from you!

I wish you and your family a truly Abundant Life

Gaurav

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