Because you are posting this question, perhaps, you want to change something about this top salary job.
If you do… the question you might want to ask yourself is whether what you do now fulfills you, makes you happy and you would continue doing your job for as long as you can?
This is where you need to start.
Ask any top business school graduate, and very few people will tell you that money was their main goal. They all had a dream: be it becoming an entrepreneur, moving to another country, transition to another industry, making impact on society, etc.
I always admired people who found their calling.
Because, when you truly love what you do, you’ll work every single second for it. And… money will follow.
It is normal, however, to think about ROI because it is a big step. I agree. Most of us, who did MBA, quit their jobs, left comfort zones and stable income, left their beloved ones (for at least some months) to pursue a dream – an unknown.
A lot of people were asking me whether it was worth to leave a very stable job (I was working in Samsung in Seoul) and whether there were any guarantees that I would find something better.
But for me, it was about taking a year off to understand what I am and what I want to do in the future, to meet like-minded people, to inspire and be inspired.
To me, this beats any ROI (return on investment)!
I chose INSEAD MBA in France and Singapore and I proudly say that INSEAD changed my life. Since then, my corporate career took me to Japan, Switzerland and now France. I completed one of the most prestigious leadership development programs with experiences in many different functions and projects.
And even though now I am still making adjustments in my career and starting my entrepreneurship journey, I got the best support: INSEAD and the friendships I made there.
This is the biggest advantage that INSEAD (unlike any other school) gave me. I know that in any part of the world, from Asia to Europe to Africa, I can find INSEAD network, who will always be eager to help.
It is this world-wide community, that you become part of, what make INSEAD one of a kind.