When I was a young girl, my parents opened my first bank account at the local branch. I remember being excited to visit the branch, filled with fancy carbon copy forms and tufted leather chairs. I especially loved going inside the safe deposit box vault. I recall learning financial basics at home and even recording interest in the little yellow ledger booklet I received from the bank. Even then, I was a curious child, and these money conversations fascinated me. Understanding my money, knowing how much I had, and where it was stored satisfied something within me. My first budgeting lesson was saving up for a new bicycle and negotiating its purchase price. Little did I know how this fledgling passion for how things added up would significantly impact my life.
I Love For It to “All Add Up”
My analytical mind enjoys having everything in its place and a place for everything. My love of numbers led me to a finance degree and a career in the corporate world. During this time, I increased my knowledge and managed transactions of both increasing value and complexity. I was living out my career dreams. After a decade, I seemed to get lost staring at those large yet essential spreadsheets. There was nothing intrinsically wrong with the path I had chosen, but I knew what I was yearning for was something else. What if I applied my skills in another way?
Carving a New Path – Opening My Business
I wanted to help people with their finances. I wanted to make a difference. I knew I had a set of skills and expertise that others didn’t have in the subject. Plus, my organizational skills worked in my favor. Finance and organization always came naturally to me, and I knew that I wanted to use my knowledge to make an impact in the lives of others.
I didn’t want to open “just another financial business” I had my eye focused on helping, educating, and serving people who might not know how to do so for themselves. I wanted to develop a rapport with my clients that the corporate world could not afford me. I knew I could create that environment with my own business and what I wanted to bring to life. With my own company, my financial knowledge would shine in the lives of those who trusted me with their accounts and matters. Thus, Organized Instincts was born.
Did You Know This Was a Career?
What would I tell that curious young girl with the little yellow bank book? I would say to her to keep on dreaming; that her passion would one day become her livelihood. She had thought recording her finances was just a hobby, but never once had she heard this could be her career. She thought adults were teachers, firefighters, lawyers, or medical professionals. Those careers have visible outcomes easy for a child to comprehend, but many more jobs have positive effects beyond what the eye can see.
“You mean my passion can become my career?”
I am living proof.
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