When I quit my previous job, many people asked me one question, “Izyan tak sayang ker, berhenti kerja government?”
I’ve used to work both in private and government sectors, before I’ve decided to quit and pursue my career now. I have never thought that I quit my job, it’s just that I’ve changed my career path.
Kalau diikutkan, memang sayang untuk bertukar kerjaya. I was so comfortable in my previous jobs, but, if I want to have a much better future, I believed that I have to change my career path.
I have never said that, kerja makan gaji is wrong. Nothing’s wrong with kerja makan gaji. Sebab memang ada orang memang bergaji besar, dengan hanya kerja makan gaji. Ada orang memang hidup selesa dengan kerja makan gaji. True. Memang ada.
Cuma, in my situation, waktu sebelum buat business, financial was always a big issue for us, in my family. Both my husband and I, memang ngam-ngan sahaja every month. Setiap malam, tidur mesti kurang tenang, sebab selalu terfikirkan perbelanjaan bulanan.
Selalu kan, kita dengar, duit memang tidak boleh bawa bila kita mati, but, bila tiada duit, memang rasa hendak mati. That’s how I felt at that time.
Of course masa awal-awal permulaan business, everything’s hard for me. Buat something yang kita tidak biasa buat. But, in my mind at that time, I was thinking like these:
If I can get a degree in Engineering, then, I can do this.
If I can do a job, where basically nothing have to do with my degree, then, I can do this.
If I can raise a child, then, I can do this.
Everything is in your mind. if you think you can do it, then, you can do it. Cuma kita perlu belajar sahaja. Masa awal-awal study di university pun, kita belajar everything new. Waktu awal-awal kerja di government pun, I need to learn everything. So, sama juga dengan business ini. All I have to do is, learn and do it.
Doing a business as a part-time, memang memerlukan pengorbanan. Pengorbanan masa, tenaga dan wang ringgit. Nothing is easy when it comes to what you really want. Success is never easy.
But, semua itu bukanlah satu perkara yang mustahil. Insya Allah, kalau kita rajin, tidak akan berputus asa, sentiasa bangun daripada setiap kegagalan yang pernah kita hadapi, Insya Allah, kejayaan pasti akan menjadi milik kita. Always learn and improve.
So, apabila sudah buat business secara full-time, ramai juga yang berkata, “Best nya Izyan, tidak perlu kerja,”
No, I still have to work. Kalau tidak kerja, bagaimana hendak dapat income, kan? Cuma, my career now, lebih kepada flexibility of time. Kalau dulu, I was rushing to my work place, keluar seawal jam 6.30 pagi, hantar Syahir ke nursery pada awal pagi, nowadays, I have the time to properly mandikan Syahir, prepare his breakfast, and send him for his pre-school. At one time, sebab selalu sangat hantar Syahir lambat, his teachers siap remind Mama untuk hantar lebih awal, since they perform Solat Dhuha at 8.30 in the morning…>_<
One of my goals, while I am still young (young lagi ker?), to lead a healthy life. Selalu sangat berangan untuk bangun awal pagi, and have my morning run before start my day. Alhamdulillah, syukur, now I have the time for that.
I start my day, paling awal pukul 12.00 tengahari. Lunch with my clients, pergi fitting my Premium Beautiful customers, and have business meetings with my business partners.
Selalunya, before 4.00, Mama sudah ambil Syahir from his pre-school. And after that, pick up Inas from her nursery. And spend my time with them at night.
And twice weekly, I attend the weekly classes. And finally, I have time to prepare meals for my children, walaupun bukan setiap hari.
So, you see, it;s not that i quit my job, I’ve just changed my career path. Truth I am saying, if my previous job can earn me at least RM10,000 monthly, then, maybe Mama takkan berhenti kerja. At least, biar ada rasa berbaloi keluar seawal jam 6.30 pagi meredah traffic jam, then balik, sampai rumah after Maghrib. Seriously.
In this current economy, I believe, passion is no longer an option of you want to choose your career. Sebab everything pun naik harga. Everything pun mahal. So, kenapa mesti berkata, “Saya tidak minat business,” di mana kita tahu, 9/10 punca rezeki adalah datangnya dari perniagaan? So, that’s why I’ve jumped into this business, because I know, if I want to have a much better future, I don’t want to waste my time, rasa penat selalu dengan bayaran yang, maybe for me, kurang setimpal.
And alang-alang hendak berniaga, why must berjinak-jinak? Why not go directly into it? Of course I won;t go into it sedalam-dalamnya, if I don’t have a proper guidance. So, that’s why I choose this business as my current career path, because it does provide the continuous guidance and training.
So, if you think your current salary is just cukup-cukup makan, tiada saving yang boleh tolak ke tepi, then, maybe you have to think of another options of changing your career. Why work macam rasa hendak mati, when you don’t have a balance of life, and in the end of the day, you langsung tidak boleh menyimpan? Why suffer yourself when you have options?
Get back your life. Be financial independent and have your freedom of time. Live the way that you really want.
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