To the detours to the goal: Voluntarily start again
With 29 years, however, Kris noted that he wanted to start over again, despite many trips and an exciting life change. He was not yet ready for a quiet life as a family man. He announced his job, rented his house, and handed over the leadership of his organization to a successor.
Then he took a job in Portland.
A year later, the financial crisis hit his new employer and Kris volunteered to secure the position of a family man. A courageous decision, because his savings had shrunk considerably due to the crisis.
Help others to find their way
Kris is now studying again and working at the same time in the distribution of an American mail-order chain, which is particularly well-suited for employers. With the bachelor's degree in finance, he wants to ensure that he keeps his job until he has gained enough life experience to become a life coach. He wants to help others find their way.
Does he already have a tip for jobseekers? "It is never too late to find a new path, preferably one that has not yet been committed. Read Ralph Waldo Emerson and David Thoreau if you have not already. "
Tips for the interview
And what is the best way to handle the job interview? "I got my job because, instead of focusing on myself, I set out in the interview what I did Company and what concrete benefits they will have from my attitude, "advises Kris.
To make full use of life
Kris's career goals are as changeable as his other future plans.
At the moment he is most looking forward to marrying and starting a family. With her, he would like to live in a country outside the US for at least one year and also travel a lot and collect memories from which he can feed on in his old age.
He also wants to continue to practice martial arts, a sport he has been practicing since his youth, writing a book, starring in a series or film and finding out why he is on this earth.
In short, Kris wants to fully exploit life and walk as many unknown paths as possible.
Kris's story sounds to me like the famous American Dream. Several times he does it almost from the washer-washer to the millionaire and starts, often voluntarily, again from the front. He does not lose his optimism and his confidence in the world. This is precisely why his way of life is convincing.
Kris advises our generation: "Do not lie to yourself and concentrate on the journey instead of the result. Life is like a dance that you learn in the meantime. Do not worry if you make mistakes. "
Live the moment
For Germans, this may sound very pathetic and American, but I really like the idea of not living in a goal-oriented way, but living the life precisely at the present moment.
This lesson is one of the most important things I learned during my journey. If you look too much into the future, you miss too many things along the way.
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