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Now I’m a Business Analyst!

Just a quick update. At the time of writing about my new job, I didn’t actually say what it was called. This is because I didn’t know. I thought it might be something like ‘Service Level Manager’, or something like that, but it turned out I was wrong.

Back in December, in the last week before xmas, I was thinking to myself – self, are you happy with your current career path?

No, not really, my self replied to me.

So I asked, what do you really want, self?

I want a lot of money, self replied. With money comes the freedom to pursue fulfilling opportunities, and with fulfillment comes happiness.

I couldn’t help but agree. So I spent a few minutes thinking about it, and me, my self and I, we came to the conclusion that what we wanted was to be on $250,000 a year within 5 years. We’ve got some goals, and we’re not getting any younger.  These goals include traveling, seeing the world, enjoying a whole lot of experiences along the way, and setting myself up for retirement.

I knew I couldn’t achieve these goals doing what I was currently doing, so I looked into what I COULD do that would lead me to making a lot more money than what I was.

After some research I discovered that Business Analysts do the kind of things that I’ve done in the past, and that I enjoy doing. I’ve worked with process improvement and policy analysis, and I figured that it’s the kind of thing I really like, and really do well at.

So I made the goal – become a Business Analyst.

And now, 4 months later, I’m a Business Analyst. I’ve already gained a 20% increase over what I was earning last year, and I’m looking forward to where this is leading me.

With the investments I’ll be able to make with the increased income, added onto even more increases over the next 5 years, I feel confident I can achieve my goal. Gaining experience as a Business Analyst / Consultant can lead me to starting my own consultancy business, and providing consultants to help improve business results.

So that’s my goal, and it’s nice to be successfully moving forward with my goals.

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