I’ve thought long and hard about the question that I posted last time, and I came to the conclusion that if I were selected to be CEO in a foreign country, I would accept the position. However there would have to be a list of priorities, my family must be able to be educated and safe, I would have to make more money than I did in the United States, and above all else, Kelsey must say yes. 🙂 I sometimes wonder how people can make decisions without consulting their family and loved ones. I’m not even married yet and I can’t imagine making a life altering decision without first consulting Kelsey.
Hope you all have a good weekend and a happy Valentines day!
Today while sitting in class with one of my favorite educators of all time, David Artko, he posed a question that really got me thinking. If a company I was working for told me that they were starting a division in Europe or Asia and they wanted me to run it, would I be willing to take the job. He was talking about his past experience at Bank America, he was CEO of Bank America in several Asian countries including China and Japan.
I’m not going to lie, this question really knocked me back on my heels. My gut tells me to yell out “I WANT TO DO IT!!! PICK ME!!!” but my brain is telling me, “Think about it, you may make more money and become more cultured, but at what cost?”
I’d like to think that either way I would choose, it would be the right one. Being deeply rooted in the midwest, my family would hate it if I were to up and leave to a different part of the country, let alone a different part of the world. While I contemplate this, I want you, the readers to also contemplate it. What would you do if you were offered the job of CEO in a different part of the world?
I’m going to follow up on this question within the next week.
Wednesday was bitter sweet. It marked the end of my last Jterm in undergrad. Will I miss the 4 hours of class everyday or the insane amount of homework? No… But will I miss the 6 hours of free time where I took up hobbys like working out and reading? Yes… Next Thursday will mark the start of my final semester here at the University of Sioux Falls. I plan on going out with a bang. My GPA has done nothing but improve over the last year and a half and I intend on keeping that upward trend moving. I’ve got a tough schedule ahead of me though so I need to buckle down. (the main reason i’m writing this in my blog is to remind myself that it’s not going to be a cakewalk.)
I’m going to make a schedule to post at least once a week on the blog. I’ve been doing a terrible job of it.
Oh and I just found out that when I complete a week long journal for Google about the CR-48 I win a 50 dollar amazon gift card!
At the University of Sioux Falls, my views on personal networking have been greatly revamped. I have in fact changed my education outlook to “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I’m not sure how many campuses are set up to where this view would be relavent, but at the University of Sioux Falls there are some very wise and experienced people teaching. The first class I took at USF was LAR111 “Western Heritages” My professor, Dr. Ryan VanZee sat me down, told me that I was different, that I had an ability to talk with people and get to know them. He told me to live my life getting to know people. My education outlook changed soon thereafter. Currently I have a professor, David, who was CEO of Bank America, China. He is the type of old man I would love to be. He is a cute old man, who is wise and wealthy, and has a wife he loves coming home to. David and Ryan are just two of the many experienced people here at USF that help to educate me and prepare me for life.