I do appreciate when people call me or my company remembering me. The other day, I was sort of offered some job.... the reason I am saying " sort of " was because he was hinting. So, I do not have to take it seriously, but maybe he did. Well, as you all know that I have my own company, at the moment, I cannot work for some company full time and/ or as employee. Probably his company is expanding. I appreciated that he remembered me and said " If something happened and if I do have to close my company.... in that case, I might ask you to help me . " ( Hope this was OK and not rude. ) Seriously, you never know what is going to happen in this unpredictable world.
Fortunately, my company survived this economic crisis and I am trying to strengthen my company. ( Not to make bigger , but to make it more stable. )
OK, I should get to the point. I have declined several job offers after I decided to go independent. Why do I choose this more difficult and challenging way rather than working for companies. Well, one of the reasons is probably my DNA since my grandfather was also an entrepreneur. Another reason.... when I think another reason, this memory comes back to me.
During United Airline days ( I used to be in flight interpreter/ marketer , not a flight attendant.) , Gulf War took place. Pacific flights were always so light.... very few passengers.
Say, if the capacity of the plane is 400 , the actual load was less than 80 passengers average.
Also, constantly we received security alert. It was possible that I might have died being targeted from terrorists. Whenever I left for flights, I tried to clean my apartment room and leave it clean and organized.. The reason ? I thought there is a possibility that " I might get killed on the next flight." Probably, after 911, you wouldn't deny it. I didn't get killed, so I felt like " God is saying to me that I should still live and do something."
Since then, I decided to do whatever I feel I should do and have been trying " do things " and avoid regretting something " without doing". And that is why I try challenging things. I think.
There is another story similar to this, but it is going to be too long, so next time. Good night.