I love making career choices that disappoint people.
My Harvard thesis advisors shouted I was ridiculous to become a management consultant. They wanted me to get a Ph.D. in aesthetic philosophy.
My consultant colleagues shook their heads when I left for law school. They wanted me to focus on product development.
My law firm corporate department chair was shocked when I left to work for a consulting firm. He wanted me to gun for partner.
My consulting colleagues wondered why I left a first-class legal department to become a solo general counsel at a startup company.
People still ask me why I bother to teach, since teachers don’t make much money.
“If you care about other people’s approval, you are their prisoner.” – Tao Te Ching
Learn to love disappointing people.
Make Your Own Choices. Live Your Own Values. Write Your Own Life Story.