The other day Jim Cramer, star of CNBC’s Mad Money and co-founder of The Street, was speaking about suitability as it related to your portfolio and how you might invest in certain stocks, funds or other types of financial instruments.
Jim discussed the suitability to you, based upon a number of examples such as your risk aversion factor and your knowledge of a company. Not necessarily financial in depth knowledge – rather in the use of their products or services and as a customer of the company – would you own their stock. Much more great tips and ideas were discussed in typical Jim Cramer style.
Note: Consult your own financial advisor before buying or selling or trading or doing anything noted here or said by Jim Cramer. Not certain why I need to write this here other than the fact that every time Jim Cramer is on CNBC they write this along with three or four other paragraphs written by their lawyers.
The idea of suitability gave me a thread for today’s article.
The career you have now is it the right fit for you? What is it’s suitability for you right now? How about it’s suitability for where you plan to be in the future – five years – ten years – three years – two years?
It has happened with increasing frequency (there I go again – sorry)
Many people who are under thirty years old have said this to me – “my job sucks. No one cares about career growth or advancement. There is so much stuff going on that the people running the company don’t even have a clue about. I’m miserable!”
Whew! If they only knew how many people, who were in their fifties and older, over the years have made similar comments to me. No point in letting them know. Why do you think so many people call it the daily grind?
There is a whole wave of BS out there about find your passion.
A few parents in our small slice of the world have had their children bounce back home after leaving their job, just walking out, without another job lined up and maybe even worse – without a plan – other than – “I need to find myself.” For some of these parents it has happened multiple times. One quick way to stop that from happening is get a much smaller apartment or house and then no one has anywhere to bounce back to!
Seriously and back to the main point of this article – suitability.
Just like you cannot fit a square of a similar size into a circle of a similar size – no one should jump into a career or a job without thinking through what the day to day is really going to be like.
Even with your passion being served will the actual day to day possibly make you miserable?
Now don’t think this is one of the articles selling – “Oh, Life Is a Bed of Roses”
No, let’s get real – some days life can be like you stepped in manure and you can’t wipe it off your shoe and everywhere you step you leave a piece behind and the smell follows you where ever you go all day long.
Right, the point is you come back the next day and you move on and you know today will be great and you do your best at whatever it is you are doing.
If you are confused a bit, however, you see in yourself what you are doing is not suitable for you – If you would like to determine your suitability for something –
Contact Mitch Tublin and he will send you The Compass Of Life.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here?